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Traditional Toile

From a treetop studio in the Stroud Valleys of Gloucestershire, designer, illustrator and wood engraver Andrew Davidson continues a tradition of fine drawing and skilled craftsmanship. His collaboration with Lewis & Wood, the UK-based textile manufacturer, sees this artistry put to work with two new designs for the self-titled Andrew Davidson Collection. The intricate process of wood engraving is brought to life in the Lamorna Cove design. This new underwater toile offers a diver’s eye perspective of the submarine world. Featuring seals, seahorses, fish and seaweed, the toile comes in five chalky colours including: Seal Brown, Lundy Green, Sou’wester Yellow, Mussel Grey and Shrimp Pink. Printed on a crunchy cotton sailcloth woven in Lancashire, Lamorna Cove is suitable for both curtains and upholstery. In contrast with the repetitive print of Lamorna Cove, Royal Oak is a dramatic large-scale design. Cut in wood and then enlarged, the toile features the landmark spire of St Mary's Church in Tetbury, the River Avon and a variety of animals and birds. This contemporary pastoral print is printed on a Scottish linen union in two seasonal colourways, Spring and Autumn. St Leger & Viney brings these proudly British textiles to South Africa. Both the Lamorna Cove and Royal Oak designs will be available soon in their showroom. For more information and pricing on the Andre Davidson Collection, contact AshleighB@stleger.co.za or visit stleger.co.za.