The Haberdashery

At the Studio Blackwell Barn, we have a little showroom called The Haberdashery.

Studio Blackwell Master Draper Laura

Rather than the buttons and ribbons you’d find in a traditional haberdashery, our showroom is a fairyland of fabric, with drawers and rails of lovingly selected sample materials (and all the trimmings!) for you to peruse, touch and visualise in your home and garden rooms.

Appointments at The Haberdashery are hosted by your personally assigned Draper who will lead you through our unique collection, offering expert technical guidance and creative ideas for your project. For anybody with an interest in interior design, textiles and sewing, it is a special and inspiring space and a key part of the Studio Blackwell client experience.

Only the finest fabrics

Our passion for textiles has led us to work with some of the finest fabric designers and fabric houses in the world including Pierre Frey and Colefax and Fowler, Christopher Farr Cloth and James Hare, Designers Guild and Romo, as well as the smaller firms of Rapture and Wright and Rebecca Clancy Textiles.

If you have your heart set on a specific fabric then we will happily supply it, but the joy of the Studio Blackwell experience can be found in examining textile samples together, visiting The Haberdashery, and allowing us to find the perfect fabric for you and your home.

We are proud suppliers of:

Romo
Villa Nova
Vanessa Arbuthnott
Rapture and Wright
Rebecca Clancy Textiles
Clarke and Clarke
Prestigious Textiles
James Hare
Christopher Farr Cloth
Byron and Byron
Warwick Textiles
Décor Quip (Official Supplier)
Olive and Daisy
MissPrint
Ashley Wild
Ian Mankin
Sophie Allport Fabrics

The Studio

Studio Blackwell Sewing

Situated in the light, comfortable first floor of the barn, The Studio is where all the ideas come to life! We love the process of planning and selecting textiles for your room or outdoor space, and it’s an exciting moment when we roll out the chosen fabric knowing that work can now begin. Because we take so much pleasure in our work, it’s almost a kind of therapy seeing the carefully planned pieces taking shape… Drapery is good for the soul!

Studio Blackwell Bespoke Curtain Makers

Our Studio has three large tables which allow us to spread out the fabrics and inspect every inch of them before we begin work (attention to detail is paramount!). We then precisely cut out and arrange the pieces before sewing them together.

Studio Blackwell Master Drapers Apron

Most of our work is finished by hand so that no stitch lines are visible on the front face of the fabric. When the item is completed, it is hung on one of our many rails so that it can be “dressed” in place.