My fabric depicting Sepals and Petals was developed from my daughter Floras’ brilliant potato print. It is a really simple and stylish design. She cut a potato into the shape you can see and then very carefully printed it to trial different patterns and repeats. It almost looks like a stripe from a distance.
Sepals are modified leaves that form the outer whorl of a flower and are the first part of a flower to form. They develop at the top of the stem and form a tightly closed area, often referred to as a bud. Sepals function to protect the developing flower and keep it from drying out.
Petals are modified leaves that surround the reproductive parts of flowers. They are often brightly coloured or unusually shaped to attract pollinators. Together, all of the petals of a flower are called a corolla. The main function of flower petals is to attract pollinators such as butterflies, bees and bats.
What inspired you to create a range of petal patterned fabrics?
As with a lot of my designs, I have a continuing passion for stylized organic shapes … and can’t stop gazing at the perfect shapes of flowers and foliage.
I have always had a passion for plant anatomy and find it impossible to remember all the names of plant parts, hence the development of petal patterned fabrics!
What purpose can your petal print fabric serve?
I can whole heartedly recommend my petal print as upholstery fabric, it is printed on a good weight of 100% linen and also is a smart small print, adding a modern feel to a room. We also have covered several cane sofas and chairs for conservatories and the fabric really sits well with plants and trees around it.
What rooms, and other purposes that the petal print fabric range can suit
This petal fabric makes beautiful curtains, bed heads, blinds and cushions too.
Browse my website and feel free to order a brochure which is full of photography to give you lots of inspiration. We can make all these things for you in our made to measure service.
What other fabric pattern collections go well with your petal print?
I would advise the use of my stripe Espalier Stripe as well as Fruit Garden and May Blossom.
They are all prints from my Orchard Collection and are designed to coordinate with each other in colour as well as design.
- New Orchard Collection
- Artists' Collection
- Velvet Collection
- Artisan Collection
- Birds and Beasts with Harris Tweed Collection
- Discontinued Fabrics
- Scandinavian Woven Collection
- Bohemian Collection
- Swedish Collection
- Hand Printed Collection
- Plain Linen Union Collection
- Meadow Collection
- Earth Collection
- Sky Collection
- Woodland Collection
- Wildflower Collection
- Cockerel Collection
- Terracotta, Peach & Rust
- Duck Egg
- Whites & Off Whites
- Chickens & Feathers
- Leaves & Ferns
- Harris Tweed