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How stunning is the Rochester Beckford Dress by @warpandwoofgb !⁠
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This elegant formal cut silk occasion dress is not understated in colour! Easily teamed with bold or traditional accessories this classic outfit will complete many enjoyable events. ⁠
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Warp and Woof's gorgeous dresses are available to shop on their website, linked in our story⁠
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New blog post!⁠
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This week's blog post is all about different weaves and weights of silk. We want to help you choose the perfect silk for your project. Click the link in our story to read!⁠
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Another stunning customer make!⁠
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Corina Van Der Linden, from the Netherlands, participates in historical re-enactments. She made this beautiful dress using our heavy satin overlaid with georgette, both in duck-egg blue.⁠
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Corina has turned her interest into a business. Check out her page @crienoline for more of her beautiful creations.
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Gorgeous blues ready to be finished 😍
All of our silk is dyed on location at Beckford Silk
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We love it when you share your amazing creations with us! This picture is from customer Amy Roulston, who used our silk for her graduate collection. How beautiful are the silk trousers!
It's that time of year when students are working on their final projects, so if you are a student and would like to share your garments please send us your photos! Either tag us, or head to our contact page on our blog.
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Which paisley colourway is your favourite? 😍⁠
Pictured above is Pink and Aqua, Blue and Sage, and Black and Red. Designed in house by our lead designer, this digital paisley print is a lovely hand drawn teardrop-shaped motif with a curved upper end. A fun and exciting print perfect for every day wear or for that special occasion show stopper!⁠
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How calming do these beautiful Patrick Heron scarves look at Tate St Ives!⁠
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Our Silk Jacquard has been getting a lot of love on Instagram!⁠
Read all about this gorgeous material on our blog post, linked in our stories.⁠
We recently launched our new blog site, with tips on how to work with silk, craft ideas, and guest bloggers its a great place for inspiration for your next project.⁠
Sign up to our monthly newsletter to keep up to date with the latest posts and exclusive discount codes.⁠
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New Product in stock!!!⁠
We are so excited to be stocking a range of Tilly and the Buttons patterns. Can't wait to see this in pattern made up in one of our medium weight crepe de chine prints.⁠
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Check out our blog post all about spring colours and prints, linked in our story!⁠
Have a read through which prints are really inspiring us at the moment, and maybe get some inspiration for your next silk project.⁠
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Look at that colour 😍⁠
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Velvet Cerise dyed in house at Beckford Silk⁠
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Behind the scenes at Beckford Silk.⁠
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We have a variety of videos on our website detailing our creative process, from design and hand drawing, to finishing our silks ready for our customers! Check out our website for more, linked in our bio.⁠
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New Print!⁠
Designed in house by our lead designer, Tranquility features a beautiful scattering of hand painted watercolour leaves and blooms. This richly coloured design is ideal for creating a feeling of spring to last all year around.⁠
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Available in three colour ways, and on medium weight satin or crepe de chine, the perfect fabric choice for tops, dresses and skirt.⁠
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We have a blog post all about swatches and why they are important! If you're interested in reading more about our swatches, and why we recommend them before embarking on a big project, check out our blog! Article linked on our stories.⁠
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The wonderful @oh_sew_craftylei in her 50s style dress made using Dusty Rose silk!⁠
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Read all about Liza's creative process and how she made this dress over on our new blog! Check out our stories for more information, or go to our website⁠
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The first sketch vs the final print!
Wild Poppies – Blue and Yellow is a fascinating floral which would make a great day and night ensemble!
Interested in more behind the scenes content from Beckford Silk? We have a variety of YouTube videos on our website! Check the link in our bio
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How gorgeous are these silk crepe de chines! This beautiful drape is perfect for light summer dresses! 
We love seeing our customers creations, so please remember to tag us in your posts or use the #beckfordsilk so we can see them! 
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Preliminary sketches for our Lily Pond design. 
James Gardner, our lead designer, said this of the print: 'My design Lily Pond was based on a painted table top depicting the pond at Charleston. My preparatory drawings were done by the side of a lily pond just two villages away from Beckford.'
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Naomi Vintage Pinks, Ecru, and Titanium Silver all in Silk Satin. Naomi is one of our inhouse designs, and is a beautifully simple floral perfect for spring projects. Look at the delicate shine of those silk satins!⁠
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This glorious weather has us dreaming of summer projects! ⁠
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Meadow Sweet is a beautiful, dainty design that would be perfect for summer dresses, shirts, blouses, or home decor. ⁠
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Our Silk Jacquard is hugely popular at the moment! This beautiful pure silk jacquard is similar in weight to our medium crepe de chine, and would make a wonderful, high-end skirts, tops, and lining. We have silk jacquards in a gorgeous array of colours and prints, pictured here is Leaves in hot pink.⁠
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Eliza- Tropical is the perfect fun print for a spring dress, beautiful silk skirt, or any homeware projects you are planning! Designed in house by our lead designer, this exclusive print showcases cascades of wisteria flowers delicately placed within this punchy but whimsical design.⁠
Not sure about what print is right for you? Order a swatch with us today!⁠
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Our Ivory Silk is brilliant for more than just clothes! Why not incorporate Beckford Silk into your homeware crafts this spring? Our silk is durable, simple to work with, and has a beautiful shine and finish. Check out our website for more information and products. ⁠
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Looking for something more delicate? We have a beautiful selection of pastel shades perfect for spring. 
Which shade is your favourite? Let us know in the comments!⬇️
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Eliza is the perfect silk for that spring dress!⁠
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Developed inhouse at Beckford Silk, Eliza in blue or pink is a beautiful, simple, and light pattern available in Silk Crepe de Chine and Silk Satin. The cascades of wisteria flowers are perfect for camisoles, shirts, and light summer dresses. ⁠
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Spring is on its way!⁠
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Are you looking for beautiful spring colours for your next project? At Beckford Silk we have a gorgeous range of silks in prints, jacquards, devores, and plain shades.
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Our stunning selection of Silk Jacquard is available to shop online or in store! Check out our reels to see its beautiful drape. Available in leaves, paisley, spring blossoms, roses, and stripe, in a variety of colours.⁠
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From the first preliminary hand drawn sketch to the final product, our printed silks are all designed in-house at Beckford Silk.⁠
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We hand draw a lot of elements, as this gives the print a natural, beautiful irregularity! Pictured above is Naomi- Vintage Pink.⁠
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Colour is central to everything we do at Beckford Silk. Silk is a wonderful vehicle for bright, vivid colour. We have the largest selection of dyed silk in the UK. From silk crepe de chine to silk georgette. All of the dying is done here at Beckford Silk.⁠
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Anne-Joëlle – Iris Blue 
Thinking about your spring projects? @annejoelledesigns range at Beckford Silk is bursting with colour and vivid patterns!
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We stock a range of haberdashery from threads and fasteners, to bobbins and pins. Available in store at Beckford Silk or on our website ⁠
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Sandra Blow scarf produced by Beckford Silk for @royalacademyarts. Our designs and prints are available as 100% pure silk prints on our website.
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Bamboo Silk- New at Beckford Silk!
Our Bamboo Silk comes in 6 colours and is a beautiful material. Eco-friendly, sustainable, and great to work with, check our website for more information!
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Anne-Joëlle Galley's Iris Blue is the perfect bold print for any dressmaking project. She often works directly with her fingers, on paper, canvas, board and metal, thus ‘building up’ the pieces much like a sculpture.⁠
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Beckford Silk's Light Blue and Lilac Waterfall print is the perfect velvet devoré for your next dressmaking project! ⁠
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Anne-Joëlle Galley is an international artist and her signature is vibrant colour. Her prints lift the spirits and are excellent for statement pieces. Her three prints Roses on Black, Iris Blue, and Sunflowers are available to shop through the Beckford Silk website.⁠
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New In at Beckford Silk- Bamboo Silk!⁠
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Our FSC Certified Bamboo Silk is sustainable, eco-friendly, and wonderful to work with. This natural fibre has a matt finish, a soft rounded weave that won't irritate the skin, and can be used to make all types of garments. ⁠
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Take a look at our 6 in-house colours of Bamboo Silk on our website, linked in our bio.⁠
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Silk/Viscose Velvet - Shiraz 
This gorgeous Shiraz Silk Velvet is perfect or any Valentine's Day projects. Our silk is vibrant in colour and has a beautiful drape. We also stock Velvet Stock Colour Cards to make sure you choose the perfect shade for your work.⁠
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The Bomberg Scarf, produced by Beckford Silk in collaboration with The Dulwich Picture Gallery.⁠
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This scarf was created as part of a 2013 exhibition at the gallery, celebrating the works of six of the most well-known British artists from 1908 to 1922. This scarf depicts one of Bomberg's signature styles. He painted a series of complex geometric compositions combining the influences of cubism and futurism in the years immediately preceding World War I.⁠
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One of the most famous names in the V&A collection, William Morris' legacy can be found all over the museum- not only in its extensive collection of decorative arts, but also in the very fabric of the building which Morris helped to design. Inspired by this great advocate of Arts and Crafts principles, Beckford Silk's resulting range embodies the charm, warmth, and flair of one of the most enduring styles of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Valentine's Day is just around the corner! At Beckford Silk we stock a range of silks in gorgeous pinks, reds, and purples. Browse our selection online or in store this weekend and find the perfect silk for your Valentine projects.⁠
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On the hunt for some Valentines-inspired silk? This classic paw print design never fails to impress. A timeless modern classic, it is available to shop in Silk Crepe de Chine, Prima Cotton, and Silk Satin.⁠
Paw Print – Fuchsia Ground
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This sumptuous scarf in striking shades of blue and orange is based on a specially commissioned painting by Rob Wilson. Wilson is a mixed media artist based in the heart of the Peak District working in acrylics, freehand embroidery and collage to create his rich and atmospheric paintings of cityscapes. This vibrant portrait of Westminster Abbey depicts the building in all its architectural glory, in the heart of London.⁠
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'At the beginning of the lockdown period I realised that I was going to have a lot of spare time on my hands and I looked around for a project that may eventually benefit our business and would also pleasurably fill the long summer afternoons. I started Beckford Silk 45 years ago as a development of my love of colour and painting, and so the idea gradually formed to produce a series of fabric designs based on art movements of the 20th century, an art period that I particularly admire. Each of these new dress fabric designs has a brief note on the particular art movement that inspired me and I hope I may have played my own small part in your next creation.'- James Gardner⁠
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Abstract Expressionism – Marks on Canvas⁠
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'Winter Berry' carefully reworks the original 𝘈𝘳𝘣𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘴 design created in 1903 by Kathleen Kersey, a member of the Morris & Co. design studio. 'Winter Berry' in three colourways is a print adapted from the bushy branches of the evergreen shrub also known as the Strawberry Tree.
These silk fabrics have been designed to work as complementaries, for you to mix and match in your own unique creation.
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Silk Charmeuse has a beautiful soft shine on one side with a backing of crepe. Perfect for elegant gowns, dresses, tops or pillowcases. We stock Silk Charmeuse in a wide range of colours, including the various shades of blue pictured here.⁠
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