Diagonal black and grey-green medallions across a grey background.
From the New Bedford collection, which was inspired by the romance and adventure of seafaring life with the memories of holidays by the seaside. Cobblestones streets, salty air, an icy treat, and a quilt on the bed in a room with a view.
Denyse Schmidt is one of our favourite fabric designers. Her designs are simple, timeless and ambiguous, which allows them to traverse diverse styles and eras without looking like an imposter. The colours are generally muddy and unusual, which gives an authentic retro mood. The base cloths are beautiful quality and a cream colour, rather than white, so it feels like a precious piece from your nana's stash before you've even started sewing.
Denyse's designs are terrific for completing and repairing vintage quilts and equally fabulous as the confident star of retro-inspired clothing.