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Tree Planting Pledge 2016 – Made by the Forge

The bespoke iron pole company Made by the Forge, have a very unique pledge.  They will plant a tree for every order they receive.

Self-sufficiency is the driving force behind their business and they want to make sure they are putting back what they take from the Suffolk environment.

This Spring some of the tree planting took place at Levington Lagoon and was organised with the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.  This is a short (30 secs) film they recorded.

 

Made by the Forge makes high quality, hand-crafted ironwork that will last a lifetime. All poles are made to measure so a perfect fit for your windows is guaranteed. They are always happy to answer any questions and pride themselves on an efficient caring service. Call them on 01473 487118 or go to www.madebytheforge.co.uk.

Best wishes
Natalie

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Natural Curtain Fabric of the Week – Wild Orchard

This natural curtain fabric is a linen and cotton mix with beautifully embroidered trees.  It is perfect for roman blinds, curtains and cushions and ideal for creating timeless country styling.

There are five soft colourways:

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Linen Mix fabric Wild Orchard – Pale Moss

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Linen Mix fabric Wild Orchard – Charcoal

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Linen Mix fabric Wild Orchard – Soft China Blue

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Linen Mix fabric Wild Orchard – Natural

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Linen Mix fabric Wild Orchard – Duckegg

 

Order a free sample (+postage) from Natalie Canning Interiors online fabric store.

Best wishes
Natalie

At Natalie Canning Interiors we take great pride in designing and producing, the most beautiful and unique soft furnishings.  I am always available in my Suffolk work room to discuss ideas and requirements.  All of our curtains and blinds are hand made to the highest standards using traditional skills and craftsmanship.  Contact me directly on 01379 668170 or natalie@nataliecanninginteriors.co.uk.

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A Modern Twist to Toile de Jouy Fabric

BRIEF:  Double width roman blind.  Modern colour scheme.  To work with rural setting of property.

CONCLUSION:  We chose a cheerful pink and soft grey 100% cotton with an up to date Toile de Jouy style design.  We also used a compliant, heavy duty system to cope with the weight of such a wide roman blind.  All worked beautifully!

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Best wishes
Natalie

At Natalie Canning Interiors we take great pride in designing and producing, the most beautiful and unique soft furnishings.  I am always available in my Suffolk work room to discuss ideas and requirements.  All of our curtains and blinds are hand made to the highest standards using traditional skills and craftsmanship.  Contact me directly on 01379 668170 or natalie@nataliecanninginteriors.co.uk.

Natalie Canning Interiors is good enough to eat!

Delicious cookie created by one of the Canning crew.  Shame it has to be eaten!

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“At Natalie Canning Interiors we take great pride in designing and producing, the most beautiful and unique soft furnishings.  I am always available in my Suffolk work room to discuss ideas and requirements.  All of our curtains and blinds are hand made to the highest standards using traditional skills and craftsmanship.  Contact me directly on 01379 668170 or natalie@nataliecanninginteriors.co.uk.”

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Honey Dipper Finial – Made by The Forge Suffolk

This week we are showcasing the unique Honey Dipper Finials from Made by the Forge.

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Create a truly individual curtain pole with these traditionally made finials.  Richard’s skills as a blacksmith have enabled him to create a beautiful range of pole finials all with the assurance of a life time guarantee.  No wonder they say…Made by the Forge, made to last!

Made by the Forge makes high quality, hand-crafted ironwork that will last a lifetime. All poles are made to measure so a perfect fit for your windows is guaranteed. They are always happy to answer any questions and pride themselves on an efficient caring service. Call them on 01473 487118 or go to www.madebytheforge.co.uk.

Best wishes
Natalie

“At Natalie Canning Interiors we take great pride in designing and producing, the most beautiful and unique soft furnishings.  I am always available in my Suffolk work room to discuss ideas and requirements.  All of our curtains and blinds are hand made to the highest standards using traditional skills and craftsmanship.  Contact me directly on 01379 668170 or natalie@nataliecanninginteriors.co.uk.”

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Five Linen Fabric Facts – Natural Fabric Store – Natalie Canning Interiors

Natural linen fabric is something we all associate with quality clothing, curtains and bedding but I wanted to share five facts that you may not know about this wonderfully versatile natural fabric.

1.  Natural fabric linen is created from the fibres of the beautiful flax plant.

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The dainty flax plant is the secret behind the natural fabric linen.

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The fibres from the flax plant are used to create fine linen fabric.

2.  The botanical name of the flax plant is Linum usitatissimum and the English word, linen, is derived from the generic name, linum.

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Amy linen fabric available on our online fabric store

3.  Linen was used by the Egyptians for mummification.

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Linen fabric wrapped around an Egyptian mummy.

4.  Linen fabric resists dirt and stains.

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5.  Linen is used by bakers for holding dough into shape before baking.  

This type of linen cloth is called a couche and is heavily floured to ensure a non-stick surface to hold the dough.

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The linen couche is folded into ridges to prevent the dough from spreading.

At Natalie Canning Interiors we have an extensive range of natural linen fabrics all ideal for creating exquisite curtains, roman blinds and most other soft furnishings.  Linen curtain fabric is the perfect choice for timeless and relaxed country schemes.

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Lavenham linen fabric available from our online fabric store

Free Fabric Samples and Free Delivery is available on all natural fabric orders.

Best wishes
Natalie
www.nataliecanninginteriors.co.uk
(expert in handmade curtains, blinds and soft furnishings, specialists in natural fabrics for country home interiors, Bronte by Design wool throws, free fabric samples)

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Rewarding Testimonial!

Thank you Liz for taking the time to write this testimonial!

“A superb service from the beginning to end.  The colours, textures and designs I had to choose from was plentiful with useful advice to help me make the right decisions, not only just with choosing the fabric but also with the styling and hanging so they looked great whether they were closed or open.  There was no fine detail missed, from the weight of the lining to the colouring of the poles, and finally making sure the pattern was continued with the matching blinds.  It was this kind of attention to detail that make my curtains look “a cut above” any other curtains I’ve hung before.  My poles, curtains and blinds were all hung with efficiency and care with the reassurance that it was carried out properly and professionally.”
Liz Mobbs, Suffolk

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Some of the hand sewn roman blinds from this project.  This embroidered linen fabric had to be very carefully joined on the double width blind (top).

At Natalie Canning Interiors we take great pride in designing and producing, the most beautiful and unique soft furnishings.  I am always available in my Suffolk work room to discuss ideas and requirements.  All of our curtains and blinds are hand made to the highest standards using traditional skills and craftsmanship.  Contact me directly on 01379 668170 or natalie@nataliecanninginteriors.co.uk.

Best wishes
Natalie