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Cheshire
England

0753 074 1812

Zoe Glencross Fabric & Home sells printed natural linen fabric for curtains, blinds, soft furnishings and upholstery.  Beginning life as a home grown 'kitchen-table' craft Zoe uses her hand-sketched, block and screen printed designs to create her collections.

The Meadowlands Collection features rural imagery with a contemporary abstract twist, using print to reflect the texture, movement and light of England's rural landscape.   Inspired by the meadows of Cheshire and rugged North Devon coast.      

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It's been an amazing year of creativity, challenges, inspiration and determination.  Life has definitely been full.  I am delighted to be launching Zoe Glencross Fabric & Home.   Whilst it has been a sole venture I could never have done it alone and have been incredibly lucky to have had a wealth of supportive people around me.  I'd like to thank all those who helped me along the way with their endless talents and enthusiasm...

The Plush upholstery team headed up by Andrea for her energy, drive andsound advice.   The great skills of Alice and Charlie must be noted- no sewing task is too small, large or complex!  Thank you to Jan Gamble with her brilliant photographic and styling skills and to Sally W for her sound business advice and positivity.  Thank you to Mum for sewing and Dad for helping out on that very hot photo-shoot day.  Also thanks to the lovely focus groups who helped evaluate my designs. 

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Reflecting...

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on September for a moment and I've realised how far we've come.

As always in interiors, September is a very busy month.  Combine that with the 'back to school' mahem and add on a few special occasions to celebrate, and it's easy to be left a bit burnt out by the end.  However I'm feeling totally enthused and inspired..

We made our debut at Decorex International, exhibiting to the UK and International trade.    Our fabrics were so well received and the comments and enthusiasm for the brand were at times overwhelming.  We've been inundated with enquiries and requests ever since so we are loving the momentum!  We felt privileged to be able to exhibit alongside top international brands.  It was also great to meet many of the other fabric designers and compare experiences, as well as watch some inspiring interviews in the seminar room with incredible interior designers such as Turner Pocock.

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As a visitor to Decorex for the previous 3 years I hadn't quite imagined being able to be part of the show.  A few months ago I was lucky enough to find the super talented Caroline, who has a never ending supply of initiative and positivity!   Caroline joined me at the show and is now very much a fundamental part of the business for which I am thankful!   I was also joined on the stand by an ex-colleague, Lucy, from my old M&S Buying days.  Without such great help I would never have been able to exhibit so THANK YOU!!  P.S - No we didn't spend our entire time drinking champagne like the photos might suggest! :-)

Alongside this I'm working on an exciting new design collaboration for Spring 2018 with a great furniture company - look out for our blog posts when it launches! 

With the help of the lovely Matt Preistley we launched our short film which gives you a flavour of how a design begins life - available to watch here at the bottom of the page. 

I've also been busy designing a new collection for Spring 2018 which I'm really excited about.    In recent weeks I've been luck enough to explore some beautiful locations for my spring shoot which for me is the best bit of this job!  Once again however my family are in despair as every day they come home to a kitchen covered in bits of fabric, sketches and photographs as I busily plan colours and photography.    I tell them 'it's a creative process' :-))

You might like to follow us on Instagram for a behind the scenes view on how things develop...

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Competition Time...!

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In celebration of all things October - one of our busiest times of the year, we are giving away one of our lovely, super soft, woven throws (worth £85) perfect for snuggling up in, PLUS £100 of online shopping vouchers for www.zoeglencross.com


Just watch our short film at the bottom of our home page at www.zoeglencross.com and tell us (using the 'CONTACT' online form)...
Which design is it that Zoe is printing in the film???


a) Adlington Cowparsley
b) Slade Stripe
c) Bollin Bird


Just tell us a, b or c for your chance to win! The winner will be selected week ending Sunday 15th October. Please only apply via the 'contact' page at www.zoeglencross.com

You might like to watch...

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How a design begins life

My Meadowlands Collection very much began as hand-sketched, block and screen printed designs, printed in my garage workshop at home.  My fabrics are now manufactured in the UK but this short film gives you some idea of how a design begins life.

Printing on Natural linen in the workshop...

 

A big thank you to Matt at www.manchesterprpictures.com

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Filming in progress..

This summer, in between developing new designs, planning for the Decorex show and of course looking after customers we have been busy filming. 

To give you an idea of how my designs begin life we're putting together a short film - coming soon to our website so watch this space.

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June Review...

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It has been a busy month beginning with the Country Homes & Interiors Show in Islington, London.     It was great to take our fabrics out to the public and receive some incredible feedback and lots of lovely comments.   We are still taking post show orders so do hurry if you would like to place your order using your £ off voucher.  

Looking to spring 2018 I've been working on a new collection inspired by my travels.    I've started sampling this month and hosted a really worthwhile focus group this month here at the house.    Thank you to all of those lovely people who came along and gave their expert opinions.  

I'm also excited to be working on a new design collaboration which is coming together, also for spring 2018 so watch this space.... I'll be heading to London for the launch. 

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Devon photo shoot...

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Taking full advantage of the gorgeous sunshine this week we did a photo shoot today with one of our new furniture shapes The Newton Chair.  We were delighted to head to the gorgeous Upcott Farm in Devon.  Our furniture will soon be available to order online.  In the meantime email sales@zoeglencross.com for all enquiries...

Events....

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We are busy preparing for the forthcoming Country Homes & Interiors Summer Show in London which takes place in a couple of weeks from 1st-3rd June at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. 

We'll be exhibiting our range of fabrics, woven throws and accessories.  Do come along and see us on stand C22.

You might like to follow us on Instagram for show updates!

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Sprucing up your interior….?

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Be inspired and follow us on instagram.  We are taking orders online for our linen fabric by the metre.  You might like our Bollin Bird as seen here in our mini instagram film...

A flutter of spring...

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It may have felt like the end of the world was upon us yesterday with storm Doris sweeping across the national, however, true to the unpredictabiility of British weather, today we have a glimpse of spring sunshine.   The birds are out and we spotted a few bunnies this morning (if a bit wind swept). 

So if you're feeling spring-like and inspired to revive your home interior take a look at our Bollin Bird in Dew on natural linen for a subtle print in neutral tones. 

Light it up.....

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To combat the dull days of January we are looking to our bespoke lampshades to lighten the mood.  Available in our linen fabrics you may order your lampshade here online and it will be handmade to order. 

Roll on Spring but in the meantime...

http://www.zoeglencross.com/lampshades/

New Year...Fresh Start....

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Is it too late to say Happy New Year?  Today we've had snow, furious wind and glorious sunshine!! Whatever the season decides to be it's certainly time to de-clutter and get organised.

Are you looking to re-design your interior for spring?  You might like our Teals & Camomiles or perhaps a pretty cowparsley in Inky Sky?  All swatches are available to order here on our 'SHOP FABRIC' pages.   Enjoy!

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It's beginning to look at lot like....

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Christmas!!!

A BIG thank you to all our customers!  Have a fantastic Christmas break and wishing you all the best for 2017!!!!!

If you're still in the midst of home furnishings and fabric we will be taking orders over the festive(exlcuding the bank holidays) period but please bear in mind that postage and delivery may be a little slow.  Thank you.

Zoe

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Autumn

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It's been a while since my last blog since Autumn has been busy busy.     Between photoshoots, tradeshows, launching new colours and London expeditions,  Autumn has flown by and now the count down to Christmas has begun!    We'll be running our own one day only 'Black Friday' promotion online only for mailing list subsribers - so if you haven't already signed up do!

The fabric design highlight this season for me was as always Decorex in September - we'll be exhibiting next year (!!)   I also attended the Homes & Gardens Magazine fabric awards at the gorgeous Ham Yard Hotel.     We made our TV debut when our fabric then appeared on Channel 4's Grand Designs with Kevin McCloud - thanks to Carol Rimmer, one of our customers.

The Dormy House have featured a great selection of our fabrics in their Autumn/Winter 16 catelogue and we are delighted to be working with such a lovely interiors business (bedstead picture, Armchair in Inky Sky Slade Stripe and bedroom chair in Putsborough Cowparsley Petal courtesy of The Dormy House - bottom row in pictures below).

With new markets on the horizon and our lastest fabric books due to arrive at any moment it's an exciting time.    Some of our lovely stockists have been busy making stunning curtains and blinds in our Meadowlands prints and have kindly sent us some great pictures (see below - the kitchen Dew blue/grey blinds and curtains in Slade Stripe and Mottram Meadow - courtesey of Victoria Clark). 

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to hear about all our latest news.     Here's to the Christmas Count down!!

Zoe

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Using fresh camomile tones for Autumn...

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The transition from Summer to Autumn at home can mean losing a lot of bright light streaming through your windows.    Using our lovely new Camomile Mottram Meadow for upholstery and soft furnishings, combined with a dark wall tone can add a fresh, year-round sunny vibe to your interior balancing light and dark in your scheme...

Tatton Review...

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Well we have finally recovered from both the 5 day heatwave and phenoemal public response last week to our fabrics!   It has been pretty overwhelming!

Thank you to Emma, Leyla and my mum Val for helping on the stand and for your positivity and enthusiasm - much appreciated.    We had a great time and very much got into the spirit of the show.

If you visited us on the stand - thank you!  We are working hard to get your swatches posted out to you this week.  We were delighted at the popularity of the fabrics but also the response to of our new woven throws (100% re-cycled cotton) - great to be doing our bit for the environment.   There are just a handful left which are now available to order online on our ACCESSORIES page. 

Our Debut Exhibition….

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Next week we'll be making our first public appearance in the Country Living Tent at the lovely Tatton RHS show, Cheshire (STAND CLM754).    The show is on from 20th-24th July at Tatton Park.    

Please come and see us and have a nosey at our lovely printed linen fabrics.  We'll have some ready made home accessories available to buy on the day as well as some brand new woven organic cotton throws that will make the perfect picnic blanket on the day (because the sun will be shining of course)!

In the Country Living Tent we'll be alongside lots of lovely lifestyle and homeware brands and makers so do come along. 

See you there!

Home Sweet Home...

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This month we'd like to thank you for shopping with us and a special thank you goes out to those customers who have sent us snaps of our fabric in their homes.  We've put a little montage of photos together and some of the shots are so clear that they have ended up on our product pages.   Customers sending us their photos will enjoy 10% off their next online order!

A big thank you

Zoe

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It's our birthday...!

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WE ARE ONE!

It is a year today since we launched zoeglencross.com!!   What a year it's been!   We've been so fortunate to have received industry recognition and support from the interiors press, winning some awards and accolades as well as receiving some great editorial coverage. 

Our online customer base continues to grow.   It's been really rewarding to work with customers as they put a room scheme together from our range that also suits their own style.   We love talking fabric and paint colours so do email/call us for advice (info@zoeglencross.com).   Some of the lovely comments from customers have been overwhelming at times.  Thank you!

We have grown the Meadowlands Collection through the seasons with some new heavier weight upholstery fabrics introduced in a gorgeous linen blend with new colours as well as adding ready made cushions and lampshades.   There will be new fabric colours coming for Autumn 2016 so watch this space.   We have also opened several accounts with some lovely stores and interior designers across the UK and we are moving into overseas markets. 

Recently we've worked with Country Homes & Interiors magazine on a photo shoot at my home and we'll be putting together a short film about the collection (coming soon).  

This summer we'll be exhibiting at the lovely RHS show at Tatton Park.  We'll be in the Country Living Magazine Tent so do come along and see us (20th-24th July 2016). 

Looking forward to another year ahead...

Zoe x