The Lane Collection

For everyone, 2020/21 threw up enormously challenging times. With our worlds made so much smaller during lockdown, any time spent outdoors, and in particular enjoying nature, took on a new and greater importance. A simple walk 'down the lane' became the much anticipated highlight of the day and my own local lane, taking me away from our village and out across the fields, provided a perfect place to meander. I had always noticed the seasonal change in the plants as part of my regular walks with our dog, but now with more time I became conscious of additional layers - smaller flowers that were previously overlooked, the bud and seed stage of plants and the fascinating tiny details within plants.

The Lane Collection was intended to capture these quieter moments and is one of the reasons I chose a natural linen base and beautiful calming blue as the main colourway. At the same time, my interest in French vintage fabrics, seen on beautiful heirloom quilts, helped inspire the nature of the design - from classic stripes to ditsy florals.

I have always adored the simple white campion flowers that pop up in our fields, hedgerows and verges throughout summer and have been itching to feature them in a fabric. Their glowing purity and simplicity is striking and very worthy of becoming the star attraction of pretty floral fabric, Campion Breeze.

White campion wildflowers - their heady scent in the evening is said to attract moths.

Campion Breeze fabric in Indian ink blue - both on a natural linen base and reversed out

For me, the perfect pairing with a floral fabric is always a stripe! It's a combination which has been around for so long, it's become a classic. With the Stitchwort pattern, I have blended both together to create a floral stripe, which can be used alone or partnered with the much bolder Suffolk Stripe.

Pretty stitchwort flowers - a mass of tiny white blooms along verges. Look closely to see their true beauty!

Stitchwort in Indian ink blue - perfect for a pretty bedroom cushion

Suffolk Stripe - a horizontal stripe, perfect for partnering with florals to create a summer vibe.

Fern Hearts - fresh simplicity for curtains and blinds

Although most of the collection is in blue on a natural linen base, the Campion Breeze fabric is also available in raspberry, a nod to that beautiful French red seen on many vintage fabrics.

You can view the collection and order samples or metres of fabric here

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