Organised into five sections - Cotton, Wool, Silk, Linen and Hide - Cloth provides insight into their craftsmanship and history and includes striking projects that make the most of each fabric's properties, such as using antibacterial hemp to make napkins. Projects include: * cotton tote bag, waxed cotton purses, Liberty print cushions * silk sari curtains, a tie-dyed silk scarf and antique silk wheat bags * wool oven gloves, pillow covers and a dog bed fashioned from a kilim * linen bedcovers, slippers and hand-dyed cushions * leather purses, journals and a sheepskin stool With a resource guide containing all the information you need to indulge a passion for textiles, such as where to buy antique fabrics, suppliers of organic and well sourced cloth, specialist shops and websites, plus a toolkit of essential kit and instructions on hand-dyeing fabric.
Cassandra Ellis is a designer and maker of high-end quilts and homewares. Originally from New Zealand, she now runs her own design studio in her home in Peckham Rye where she teaches contemporary craft and interiors workshops. Her gorgeous designs are stocked by leading retailers, including Liberty of London, and she works directly with clients on commissions and interior design projects. Cassandra's work has been featured in Elle Decoration, House & Garden, Easy Living and Red.