About Us

Our History

We are sisters Eleanor Baker and Frances Barber. We grew up in the Herefordshire countryside, imbued with a love of beautiful and timeless interiors by our mother Jan Baker, an interior designer and collector of hand-embroidered fabrics.

 

Our Goal

Welland & Wye is a new boutique seller of hand embroidered fabrics, supplying trade-only customers. Our first collection contains just six beautiful fabrics which demonstrate the talent of our needleworkers and colourists at updating these historic designs for today’s market. Our second collection is currently in the studio and will follow in 2020. Our goal is to curate a selection of beautiful, timeless pieces to complement our fabrics; historically informed and produced by skilled artisans around the world. We aim to stock our products before we take them to market, ensuring a fast turnaround for short lead time projects.

 

Our Craft

We work with exceptional craftsman in Kashmir; families who have made their living in the mountains and valleys of the region for generations, designing and producing work which is inspired by their own natural surroundings and the cultural heritage of their relationship with European traders.

 

Our Style

We are followers of English Country House Style; inspired by the beautiful houses and gardens of our British counties but rooted in the reality of family, animals and friends. Our pieces are classic and timeless, and will fit within the walls of the grandest parlour or the cosiest snug. Comfort and character are our talismans.

 

“Fashions are changeable.
Taste is in realising the essence of a place.”

Nancy Lancaster