3 Houzz Awards
2 Houzz Badges
Whitstable, Kent CT5 3PS
Whitstable, Kent CT5 3PS
Typical Job Costs:
£85 - £850
Fable & Base is a design led textile studio based in Whitstable, Kent. Our beautiful fabrics offer you striking designs printed onto luxurious natural materials. We work with you to connect to the natural world and bring the outside inside. We take a slower approach to how we produce our textiles, which will allow us to embrace local heritage and landscape to create a cloth that tells a story but also celebrates local traditions raising awareness of provenance and sustainability. We only working with natural materials including linen, hemp and organic cotton base cloths. Our dyes low toxic eco friendly dyes . We can help you develop a project for your home whether it’s giving new life to old furniture or prints for new homewares. Our fabrics are hand screen printed on our 6 metre print table in our Whitstable, studio giving a truly unique artisan piece of cloth. All of our fabrics can be made into a range of products Upholstery/ curtains/ blinds we can offer you a bespoke making service from initial consultations to realizing your final project. Bespoke design service is offered to connect with your own local surroundings and design a fabric that is personal to you. All of our designs can be colour matched to match your interiors giving a bespoke fabric that belongs to your home.
Textiles, Soft Furnishings
Whitstable, London, Kent, Essex, Sussex
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7 Reviews for Fable & Base
I couldn't be happier with my bespoke Fable & Base allium-design blind. It has completed lifted the room. Literally makes me smile every morning! Stunning quality and sustainable to boot. Perfect!
17 April, 2018
The roman blinds and soft furnishings in our large loft room have truly enhanced the space. Francesca spent time listening to our many ideas and drilling down to the ultimate bespoke designs. The colourways were taken from existing pieces in the room but the beautiful designs were inspired by the flowers and architecture in our garden. We thoroughly enjoyed learning how a printed design is born through one of her workshops. Fran found skilled professionals to make and install all the furnishings making this a great hassle free experience. Francesca has been a pleasure to work with, guiding us throughout the process and we are about to embark on another project together.
15 April, 2018
It has been a complete pleasure working with Francesca on a recent interior design project. We customised one of her existing designs to work with our scheme and it was a huge success. My client is thrilled with the result. It is wonderful to be able to work with such a talented local designer and I look forward to working with Fable and Base again soon.
15 September, 2017
Wonderful curtains with custom hexagon print: white on white. They have transformed the room. Marvelous quality and fantastic service. Everyone comments on them when they come around
25 August, 2017
Francesca developed bespoke designs for our overnight stays business at the Elmley Nature Reserve, a 3,200 acre National Nature Reserve and family farm on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. Francesca’s understanding of and affinity with the natural environment teamed with her very special creative flair resulted in wonderful unique designs which we are so happy with. We used Francesca’s design on cushions and curtains in our shepherd’s huts which overlook the marsh landscape and fit perfectly with the modern rustic décor of the huts. Fran was very helpful in advising on colours and design combinations and was very happy to tweak designs and colour match to ensure we had the perfect fabrics for our accommodation. We very much look forward to working with her again on future projects
14 August, 2017
I commissioned Fran to make me a curtain for my master suite last year. At her suggestion, I sent her a colour sample of the paint I used on two of my walls and she matched this colour exactly in the design I chose. The result? Breathtaking. I can honestly say the curtain makes the room. In fact, I bought the rest of the soft furnishings with the curtain in mind - although very little was needed. It has the same affect as a stunning painting. You wouldn't want to detract from it's beauty. Fran is a talented lady indeed and I am a lucky customer.
20 June, 2017
We worked with the wonderful Francesca of Fable and Base to design and make all the curtains & blinds for our new build. We had a family workshop with our children for them to shape their own personal 'nature inspired' designs that Fran then took and made into a professional print. We love the fact that the dyes are non toxic and the fabrics are organic - and we have completely bespoke window dressings that we love (and no-one else has!). We'd definitely recommend working with Fable & Base for your bespoke fabric needs. Thank you Fran x (The new house, screenprinting workshop and curtains can all be seen on Building the Dream 21/02/17! )
9 June, 2017