Have you seen our new kitchen textiles? Lulu is doing her best to distract you (it’s a wonder we managed to get any photography done ourselves!) but we have a gorgeous new range of tea towels, oven gloves and gauntlets to bring some Clarissa Hulse flair into the kitchen.
The collection features old and new botanical designs, with linear seed heads, scattered alliums, the Chinese rue and swaying ferns bringing a little of the outside into the kitchen. Available in three distinct colourways, it’s easy to combine crisp, thick cotton tea towels with a double oven glove or a pair of gauntlets to create a coordinating set. We think they’d make the perfect gift for any cook or garden lover you know so keep an eye out for promotions in the coming weeks in time for Christmas!
Friday 11th November 8:30am – 7pm Saturday 12th November 10am – 6pm Sunday 13th November 11am – 5pm
We know, Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier every year! But just think how good it will feel to have already got some presents under the tree before the December mayhem begins. Pop along to our last studio sale of 2016 to stock up on artisan gifts for your loved ones and ready your home for festive visitors with up to 60% off botanical bed linen, £19 silk cushions , 30% off towels and silk lampshades from £35.
Friday 23rd September 8:30am – 7pm
Saturday 24th September 10am – 6pm
Sunday 24th September 11am – 5pm
Shorter days, that crisp bite to the morning air. Autumn is coming and with hibernation round the corner there’s no better time to treat yourself to some botanical bed linen reduced by 60%, fill up your home with cushions from £19, cosy up in new-season towels reduced by 30% and spend chilly evenings working on crafts with heaps of remnants from just £1. There will be the usual array of silk lampshades, wallpaper, fabric and gifts with heavy reductions across all ranges so do come along if you can!
How gorgeous is the new Meadow Grass bed linen? Featuring three layers of grasses in rich turmeric and hot pink swaying on a dramatic charcoal ombré background, it really is a new favourite in the studio.
The design derives from the three different grass species below. The stems were collected on a country walk and brought back to London to be photographed against a white wall in the studio. This makes it easy for the images to be transferred to computer software that can layer and manipulate each part until the design begins to take shape.
The design process involved experimenting with different mediums and techniques. Clarissa loves using watercolour paints to create ombré backdrops, giving the feel of silhouettes at sunset.
A spindly reeds design is featured both on the reverse of the duvet cover and traversing the housewife pillowcases, adding an extra dimension to the bed linen. Finish the look in your bedroom with a chunky charcoal knit throw and embroidered cotton cushion, and if you want to go all out, check out our new Meadow Grass wallpaper, part of the just-launched Callista collection!
The summer sale has begun and lots of people have already taken advantage of huge reductions across our bed linen, cushion and lampshade collections- don’t delay as we do have limited stock!
We are having a big sale launch in our Islington shop this Friday and Saturday so if you are in the area do pop down- there will be one-off pieces and lots of fresh fabric bundles that we have reduced to clear.
Spring Sale next weekend at Clarissa Hulse’s Studio!
Friday 13th May, 8.30am- 7pm Saturday 14th May, 10am-6pm Sunday 15th May, 11am- 5pm
Clarissa Hulse an award-winning textile designer, uncompromising in her passion to deliver the ultimate combination of colour, print and fabric. She produces beautiful and luxurious home accessories, wallpapers and fabrics which sell in top department stores such as John Lewis, Fenwicks and House of Fraser. Her work is often featured in The Telegraph Magazine, The Sunday Times, Living Etc. and Ideal Home, amongst others.
A few times a year we hold studio sale events where there’s heaps of goodies at tiny prices. The entire shop and studio space will be open and the gigantic print table will be groaning beneath the weight of one-of-a-kind cushions and sample pieces. There’ll be the usual chests of fabric remnants for a good rummage.
Silk cushions from £19, up to 70% off a wide array of towels, lampshades, wallpaper and fabric, up to 50% off bed linen and huge reductions on scarves, wash bags, make up purses, soaps and other gifts.
29 Corsica Street, Highbury, London N5 1JT (3 minutes from Highbury tube station)
We are really excited to launch our spring/summer ’16 collection and thought it might be nice to show how some of the bed linen designs came about. The Watercolour Patchwork and Clover Stripe designs were both created using the medium of watercolour paint on paper. The result? Gorgeous merged shades and incidental ombré effects that really reflect the inspiration behind this collection: the rolling Wiltshire landscape and the scorching Greek horizon.
The Design Process: Paint, Print, Patch
At the inception of both designs were bold watercolour stripes, hand-painted onto paper in beautifully contrasting acid, neon and moody deep-hued dyes.
Clarissa pressed Greek Muscari flowers, wild English grasses and Hydrangea flowers on her travels to Wiltshire and Greece. Exposed onto a light box, beautiful silhouettes emerged.
Once the silhouettes on the light box had been photographed, the images were transferred onto screens and hand-printed over the watercolour paper.
The Clover Stripe remained in the original broad swathes of turquoise, kingfisher and chartreuse, while the multi-coloured Watercolour Patchwork was cut into pieces that were carefully patched together by hand.
The resulting designs were then digitally-printed onto 200 thread count cotton sateen for a lustrious finish.
Come and join us at our studio in Islington for huge reductions across all of our home accessories and gifts, with silk cushions from £19, up to 40% off bed linen, silk lampshades from £35 and 30% off our towels. This is our biggest studio sale of the year, so don’t miss out!
We hope you all have a lovely Christmas break and a happy new year. The studio and shop will be closed for the Christmas period and so any orders made during that time will be sent out on our return in January.
Christmas Studio Closure: 22nd December – 4th January
The huge January sale will officially kick off on the 5th January with up to 40% off cushions and bed linen and plenty of other bargains to be had both online and in store. Watch this space for more information!
Come and join us for our Christmas studio sale next weekend!
Reductions on scarves, wash bags, make up purses, lavender bags, soaps and other gifts, as well as our usual home accessories, cushions, towels, bed linen, tea towels, lampshades, fabric and wallpaper.
We have a huge range of new season and one-off pieces- and with silk cushions from as little as £22 and up to 40% off current bed linen, you could buy yourself an early Christmas present while you’re here…
We are delighted to launch our new kitchen textile collection. The new range of tea towels and aprons feature a mix of fresh designs and favourites from the archive, printed onto crisp white cotton in bold, graphic colours.
The photos below show flashes of inspiration from the very beginning of a design’s evolution from plant to product. Clarissa’s creative journey can begin anywhere- from vines creeping between the mortar of London’s terraced streets to ferns and flora discovered on foreign expeditions with her family, she obsessively photographs it all.
The Seed Heads design is actually a carefully assembled collection of lots of different plant species. Dried poppies from Greece lie beside Scottish ferns and Wiltshire meadow flowers in this romantic collection of seed heads that create a map of Clarissa’s travels.
These pom-pom like stems are the inspiration for the Allium design. Clarissa photographed this collection of Purple Sensation in a friend’s garden in Wiltshire on a much-needed break from the city. The resulting tea towel captures the playful nature of the bloom in a utilitarian gunmetal shade. We think the Allium apron in ocean would make a fabulous gift.
Clarissa came upon this fern while travelling in the Caribbean. The effect of the light shining through the fronds of the foliage has been transposed onto this tea towel in the striking contrast between turquoise and brilliant white.
For one week only we are offering 20% off our artwork with the exclusive code below.
These one-off art pieces are the result of hours of meticulous hand-printing over the calico backing cloth on our studio cutting table. After watching the beautiful overlapping designs emerge we carefully select and number each unique section of cloth.
All limited edition pieces have been personally signed by Clarissa and are sold mounted in a protective sleeve.
To redeem your discount, enter code ART15 at the check-out.
We’re now into the final weeks of our Summer Sale so there’s not long left to make the most of our final offers.
Plus, our very popular Rainbow Patchwork bedding is now back in stock – with sets up to 20% off!