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.
Welland & Wye is a boutique seller of hand embroidered fabrics. Our collection uses traditional and historical textile designs and updates them with a palette to appeal to today’s market. We continue to develop new designs with our partners in Kashmir. This year, the studio has released two new fabrics; a new bright botanical crewel and a more traditional Jacobean crewel with the stylized floral motifs which are so recognizable in classic interiors. We are working on a classic cream on cream design for 2023 and we are also hoping to bring forward a new design through an exciting collaboration with a specialist embroiderer.
All the fabrics displayed on our website are currently in stock and will be delivered within 3 working days.
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.
During political upheaval in the region of Kashmir we are continuing to support our artisans in India in any way we can and we continue to invest in their craftsmanship and skill, hopeful of helping to bring peace and prosperity to this beautiful region.
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.”