Hand Block-Printed Cushion (Floret)

Louisa Loakes
Hand-block printed linen cushions in a Floret pattern, with yellow paint details by London based textile artist Louisa Loakes. These cushions by London textile artist Louisa Loakes have been hand-block printed which involves a design being carved into a block of wood or linoleum. Dye is then applied to the surface of the block before being pressed into the fabric. This process is then repeated to create a pattern.
Material: 100% linen cover, Duck & down cushion pad.
cm: Width 40cm, Depth 50cm
inches: Width 15.7in, Depth 19.7in
Care Instructions: Dry Clean.
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Having trained as an artist, Louisa hand finishes each piece by adding a painterly splash of colour to the repeat pattern, bringing a unique vibrancy to the finished cushion.
The Maker Louisa Loakes Textile Artist - South East England

Louisa Loakes is a textile artist based in Peckham, London, specialising in printmaking and the traditional block printing. Louisa trained as a painter at Wimbledon School of Art. Her art continues to feed her hand-block print patterns through harmony of line, form and composition. Louisa takes inspiration from various cultures, including th -block printing heritage of Northern India. Louisa collaborates with her partner and furniture maker William Waterhouse on exclusive pieces for The New Craftsmen.