February 26th, 2018

Gainsborough launches new collections


Founded in 1903, Gainsborough Fine Weavers & Dye House embodies over a century of British craftsmanship. Awarded the Royal Warrant in 1981 they design, hand-dye and weave collections and bespoke fabrics for interior designers, private homes, palaces, public spaces, yachts and automobiles around the world.

Since 1924, the entire production process – from design, to hand-dyeing, winding and warping the yarns and weaving the finished fabrics – has taken place on the same site in Suffolk. This in-house control ensures peerless quality allowing Gainsborough to support craftspeople and bring their creative visions to life.


HOUSE MEDICI, an Italian style damask and a favourite of Gainsborough’s founder, Reginald Warner, is now available in 10 new vibrant colours and partnered by a textured plain Ottoman which reflects the Medici colours and background weave. Silver and neutral tones replace the golden hues of the original fabrics. Colours for both the HOUSE MEDICI and OTTOMAN fabrics include Ruby Red, Blueberry, Peacock, Forest Green and neutral shades.

This collection of 9 fabrics is inspired by the individual style of Sir John Soane. The distinguished neoclassical architect, who built the Bank of England and Dulwich Picture Gallery, was an avid collector of artefacts and paintings, many of which were obtained during his Grand Tour and displayed in his home. The house was left to the country on his death in 1837 and is now one of London’s most popular museums. When the historic Sir John Soane Museum meets the craftsmanship and technical weaving expertise of Gainsborough a unique collection of fabrics is born.

COLLECTION THE BUNNY GETS IT is a new collection of fabrics for the nursery by Carolyn and Abigail for Gainsborough. Carolyn and Abigail Parker are a mother and daughter team running an award winning interior design practice in North Yorkshire with clients worldwide. Abigail who is a young mother to two small children was finding it increasingly difficult to source beautiful fabrics for her clients seeking special fabrics for their nurseries. They spent hours searching through the Gainsborough archives where they found inspiration for the new nursery fabrics with designs of crowns, teddybears, rabbits and flower baskets woven in silk and cotton in pastel colours.