Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
The Yorkshire Post publishes a story about a collection of table linen and throws inspired by The Tenant of Wildfell Hall:
The Brontë novel which has inspired the latest collection by luxury linen-maker with Royal seal of approval
Designer Giles Deacon has teamed up with a luxury linen specialist to create a range inspired by an acclaimed Brontë novel.  (...)
Charlotte and Emily generally get the lion’s share of the Brontë spotlight but it was quiet, thoughtful Anne who captured the attention of designer Giles Deacon.
He has made her the star of his new collaboration with renowned Lancashire linen manufacturer Peter Reed.
The result is a themed collection of table linen and throws inspired by what many consider to be one of the best books produced by the literary hothouse that was the Brontë parsonage in Haworth.The Dinner at Wildfell Hall collection pays homage to Anne’s book The Tenant of Wildfell Hall published in 1848 under the pseudonym Acton Bell. (...)
The references to the story, its author and its moorland setting are clear in Giles’ illustrations.
They include the courageous Helen depicted on one of the lambswool and cashmere throws. The other features aquill drawn pattern in peat and pewter colourways.
The exquisite table linen is embroidered with a variety of illustrations including a wild bird, a master key with ribbon and a posy of wild flowers, along with a quill, which Anne Brontë would have used to write her novel. (...)
The emphasis is on top quality, which will no doubt appeal to Peter Reed’s loyal client base and, of course, to Brontë fans who, by definition, have impeccable taste. (Sharon Dale)
On the Peter Reed's website we read:
 ‘A Dinner at Wildfell Hall’ is inspired by Anne Brontë's 1840s Gothic novel ‘The Tennant of Wildfell Hall’ - the perfect backdrop for the Giles Deacon x Peter Reed collection.
It is an ode to the world of imagination and myth synonymous with the North of England: a quill drawn scroll pattern, an illustrated wi
ld bird, a master key with ribbon, a posy of wild flowers and the quill itself. Each design is embroidered by Peter Reed craftsmen onto a beautiful white linen union using tones of scarlet, peat, brown, bone, gold bullion and pewter. Two luxurious blankets featuring the mysterious young widow reclining and a quill drawn pattern in peat and pewter colour-ways complete the collection. The cashmere/wool blend is woven less than 50 miles away in Yorkshire, at a family-owned mill, that shares the same values of traditional, hand-made excellence as us.
‘This collaboration brings our mutual love of the North of England and its rich textile heritage together with our reputation for true English bespoke craftsmanship. Each piece of table linen will be made to order and all our embroidery is done in-house.

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