Inspired by her own private archive of textiles and ledgers, Kate Teyssier’s furnishing fabrics reflect her experienced understanding of design and colour, and celebrate the unique character of her collection. Based in her Essex design studio Kate works closely with family run heritage printing and weaving mills, developing techniques to produce her individual textiles.
After studying historical handwoven textiles and working 10 years in the interior decorating industry, Kate returned to the heritage sector as archivist for a national textile museum, allowing her to further explore her passion for the subject before creating her own fabric range.
She has lectured on textiles for institutions such as the V&A and the School of Textiles and consulted for heritage establishments, including English Heritage, National Trust and the V&A. Kate’s area of interest is in the production of textiles within London and Essex from 1790 to 1825 and a special interest in the history of the development of velvet.
Using her own archive of several thousand textiles, ledgers, documents, paper designs and books, Kate has created a beautiful and unique range of textiles to suit any elegant interior.