Gayle Warwick’s story began in 1998 with a love-worn hand embroidered tablecloth. Inspired by the longevity of this craftsmanship a company was born with a simple mantra that something made well should last.
Now two decades later the company has flourished into more than just a producer of linens but a go-to for beautifully designed linens that offer a subtle sense of luxury around the home.
First of all, we are super excited to share the Gayle Warwick summer 2020 collection which includes no less than five new collections. These include Rain, Lotus Linen, Leather, Sweet Pea, Leather (pictured above) and Nuage all of which can be perused here.
Two of our favourites in this new collection have to be Rain and Lotus Linen. Lotus Linen which is pictured above is designed for both bed and table linen. For bedrooms these linens are ideal to mix and match to build a space with soft neutral tones that all work together. Or if these are better suited for your dining table, you can create a superb blend of vibrant greens and teal or pale rose and grey. The choice is yours.
Rain is one of Gayle Warwick’s new block print patterns, evoking the feeling of summer rainfall. The pattern itself is hand printed on organic cotton percale sheeting and includes a selection of colours. The colours in this collection which include stone, indigo or cloud blue are timeless and sophisticated, designed to mix with Boutis blanket covers with the same pattern and complimentary colours.
Modern day-to-day life can be a hectic thing with work, exercise and school runs to fit in on the average day that it’s difficult sometimes to simply sit and enjoy a family meal together. However, the kitchen table is starting to be used for its original purpose once again with families and couples taking time to sit, unwind and talk about their day over a comforting home-cooked meal. Gayle Warwick’s table linens are made for these moments. The devil is in the detail – and their attention to detail is simply sublime.
“We continue to go about things a certain way – taking the time to do it right, to tread lightly, to be mindful of the past, present and future. Crafted with care, our linens become markers of your shared experiences: a conduit for intimate conversations over dinner; for pillow talk with the one you love; for bedtime stories with your children – and in good time, theirs” – Gayle Warwick
From weaving, to organic yarns, to the pencil sketches that hark the beginning of each new design, to the hand-stitching of colours, each of these elements is vital to shaping the story of each fabric design.
Gayle Warwick’s inspiration is drawn from a variety of subjects such as art, architecture, English country gardens, jewellery etc. Many ideas also come from travels to Europe and beyond beginning with a simple pencil drawing, which by today’s methods may seem like a slower, low-tech approach but these very pencil strokes are what translate into the intricate hand embroidered designs and hand carved wood block prints.
As well as Gayle Warwick’s traditional method of design, they also believe that developing and keeping strong relationships with talented craftsmen is an essential part of what they have been doing since the company began in 1998. With a global network of artisans that includes embroiderers in Vietnam, weavers in Italy, Thailand and Belgium and printers in India – most of which Gayle Warwick have worked with for the past twenty years.
Gayle Warwick believes that you need both good quality craftsmanship and fabric to achieve a unique and beautiful product – the two go hand-in-hand. With very little to offer in the way of organic cotton twenty years ago, Gayle and Warwick made the decision to weave their very own percale and sateen. The result was a cotton uniquely theirs that was cool and crisp but soft and comforting too.
As well as beautiful pre-made collections. Gayle Warwick also offers a bespoke service that enables you to add a personal touch to any of their designs. If that still doesn’t suit your needs however, you could commission your own bespoke bed and table cloth collections.
Whether you are an interior designer working on large scale projects or an individual on the hunt for something that is utterly and uniquely for you – why not find out more about this service here. For more collections or if you have any queries feel free to visit the Gayle Warwick website here.
Images: Paul Craig