Sarah Hardaker

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After many years designing fabrics and wallpapers for Osborne and Little, Harlequin and Habitat, acclaimed textile designer Sarah Hardaker is now producing beautiful collections of vintage style linen fabrics, wallpapers and accessories, inspired by the beautiful rural surroundings and travels to places near and far. The various collections include pretty, signature polka dots, paisleys and florals, as well as natural linens and grand chinoiserie and toile designs. All collections are designed by Sarah in the Stroud Valleys, woven in Scotland and printed in Lancashire.

Sarah is known for her soft, chalky, vintage inspired linens. She works from her home studio in the beautiful Stroud Valleys where she lives with her husband and two children.

Sarah Hardaker have created a range of fabrics and wide width wall coverings for adults and children. These are available in an extensive range and colours.

Everything is designed, woven, printed and made in the UK using small family-owned firms who really care about quality. This maintains excellent quality standards and allows delivery of great customer service. Linen is woven in Scotland and the designs printed in England. Sarah is proud to say that all her products are truly created and made in the UK, supporting the British textile industry. Sarah is also really keen on using every scrap and minimising waste, so all off-cuts are used for sampling.

All across the company there is an effort to minimise the impact on the environment. This extends right through the business from stationary through to printing methods. Traditional printing methods use lots of energy and water and can produce enormous amounts of waste. Digital technology uses little water and creates virtually no waste.

What inspires Sarah's designs? The countryside, the amazing view from the studio, local artists… lots of things! From a month in France, Sarah was inspired by drifts of wild fennel and fabulous soft chalky painted shutters on the buildings. Scraps of vintage fabrics and buttons which are a constant source of inspiration.

Sarah recently had a studio built in her garden. It is a large, light-filled space with floor to ceiling windows looking out over the surrounding countryside. Inside, it is packed with fabric and design inspiration. Sarah has vintage Bernina sewing machines and a wall where her team pin up all of their inspirational bits and bobs.