Caversham Textiles was formed in 2013 after Sally Scott and her father, Malcolm Christian, decided to expand The Caversham Press fine art printing studio into the new branch of textiles. In 1985 Malcolm, a Master Printer, had started the first private collaborative printmaking studio in South Africa which over the years became a highly respected institution working with local and international artists.
In keeping with the ethos of The Press the family decided to keep the focus for the textiles on traditional print techniques and chose to produce hand printed textiles with designs based on elements of the original prints produced at The Press, or on images created specifically for the textiles by invited artists. Those select elements are then transformed into contemporary designs that reflect a sophisticated, modern feel with a slight afro-centric nuance. Whilst Caversham Textiles may not always conform to the latest trends when it comes to their designs, the trends are always readily evident in the colour combinations for each range.
There are currently 5 ranges which comprise a diverse choice of designs to suit each individual’s needs and interests. African Vibrations; Call of The Wild; Garden Scent; Morning Dew – The Artists Range; and the newest range launched last year, Jewel Box.
All designs are currently printed on 100% cotton with a 20,000 rub count which is suitable for homeware, soft furnishings, drapery and upholstery. All inks are water based and are therefore kinder to the environment.
Whilst Caversham Textiles only keeps limited stocks of a selection of fabrics they print to order with a low minimum meterage required. This printing allows the customer the flexibility to have a design printed in the colour of their choice from Caversham Textiles palette.
This family run studio nestled in the beautiful Caversham Valley of the Natal Midlands likes to keep things personal and the small team enjoy working directly with clients on a one on one basis.