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.

 

Today

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.  In the studio now and anticipating release in 2021, we have a new bright botanical crewel and a more traditional Jacobean crewel with the stylized floral motifs which are so recognizable in classic interiors.

All the fabrics displayed on our website are currently in stock and will be delivered within 3 working days.

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.

During the Covid-19 pandemic we are continuing to support our artisans in India in any way we can and we continue to invest in their craftsmanship and skill.

Together, we are taking a sense of optimism into the coming year and we hope to continue to help move towards prosperity and peace in Kashmir.

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