Nature and Design in Harmony

A chemistry teacher with a lifelong love of textiles Nicola left the classroom to follow a childhood dream of going to art college.

Triggered by a strong desire to redress the careless use of synthetic dyes worldwide, she completed an MA with distinction in sustainable textile design at Chelsea College of Art and Design.

Inspiration from her surroundings and a love to draw, Nicola turns her sketches into flowing repeats and screen-prints them by hand in her garden studio.

The delicate flowers of Achillea millefolium that grow in the garden every summer have led to her first collection.

Made from plant extracts woad, madder, cutch, weld and pigments such as charcoal we use the latest, most environmentally friendly methods, to show off our colours at their beautiful best. These colours have been used since antiquity and have a long and interesting history.

“It took considerable time to produce the colours for my first collection but we had a great deal of fun coming up with their names. Which have been inspired by my home surroundings of Stamford, Lincolnshire – a beautiful Georgian town where I live and have my studio.”

All our colours are tested using the ISO 105-BO2 standard. Further information is available; please contact us if you are interested to know more.


Phone for Appointment


Garner Agencies

82 Awaba St

Mosman   NSW   2088

Tel: +61 (0) 411 195 146

South Australia:

Abbode Interiors

171 Magill Rd

Maylands   SA    5069

Tel: 08 8362 9909


MOTIVO Textiles

Open Tues-Thurs 10-3

phone for appointment on Mon/Fri

Ground Floor - Seasons Hotel

572 St Kilda Road

Melbourne   VIC   3004

Tel: +61 (0) 477 11 00 76

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