We are clearing a space by selling off a collection of remnants that we have accumulated over the years. So we are holding a fabric remnant sale specifically for film and theatre production costumes or set design. These are luxury fabric remnants that really need to find a purpose rather than cluttering up a small printing table that we need to be able to use for shorter lengths of fabric. So I have started just sorting out some in groups of colours as recently requested. I will be adding more as and when I can get the photographs done. Fabric lengths and prices will be added as quickly as I can get my head in focus! Prices are reduced between 65% – 85%. Sizes will be put on here in the next couple of days.
No. 15 a fairly heavy weight ribbed cotton in a rich blue and printed in gold. £18 per metre
No. 16 is shadow printed with red under the gold – slightly offset to give an interesting dimension. £25 per metre
No. 17 is printed with a copper print – viscose/cotton —- £16 per metre
No. 18 – printed gold viscose cotton – £16 per metre
No. 19 – viscose/cotton – printed silver —- £16 per metre
No. 20 – cotton/wool (a bit like vyella) printed with silver. — £12 per metre
Fabric remnants for theatre productions
These fabric remnants are perfect for theatre productions. They are bold and created on pretty robust fabrics and are perfect for the rough handling associated with theatre work.
No. 1 – dark green silver print – satin viscose/cotton — £16 per metre
No. 2 – soft lime green – phantom print. — £16 per metre
No. 3 – soft lime green – crackle print in gold. — £16 per metre
No. 4 – heavy satin – tones of green with a deco cube print in gold – shadow print? – £32 per metre
No. 5 – viscose/cotton – dark forest green – copper print – £16 per metre
No. 6 – heavy rib silk in dark green — £20 per metre
No. 7 and 8 – viscose/cotton – dark green – gold print — £16 per metre
No. 9 dark green satin (has a soft feel) gold print. £25 per metre
Opera drama fabric remnants in golds, ginger and orange.
Nos 1, 2 and 3 Rich gold satin – printed with gold. cotton/viscose — £20 per metre
No. 4 – viscose cotton satin is tabacco printed with gold crackle print.—£25 per metre
No. 5 – heavy satin – bright orange shadow printed with gold. — £32 per metre
No. 6 7 and 8 – viscose cotton printed with gold — £ 25 per metre
No. 9 – cotton/wool (a bit liky vyella – bright orange with all over print. — £12 per metre
No. 19. Dark chocolate cotton/viscose satin printed with a pewter motif.— £25 per metre
Pastel colours for feminine performance costume designs.
Nos. 21 and 22 – viscose cotton in a soft aqua colour. One has a stripe print in silver and the other an all over print in silver. £16 per metre
No. 23 – soft pink with a silver all over print – viscose cotton — £16 per metre
No. 24 – smokey mauve with a silver print – viscose/cotton — £16 per metre
Royal purple drama fabric remnants
No. 11 – Heavy satin in a rich mauve – gold flecked print – viscose/cotton — £25 per metre
No. 12 – lighter weight viscose satin lustre pink (a mauve kind of pink) with a copper print. £16 per metre
No. 13 – heavy cord weave cotton – this has painted insets within the print and the whole piece has been stressed and tarnished to add age. It does not show up this detail well on this snapshot. Purple – not as blue as it looks with a bold gold print.— £25 per metre (ON HOLD)
No. 14. – heavy cord weave cotton – again more purple than it looks. Shadow printed in gold over red. This was made for lining campaign tents for a Charlemagne period film! £25 per metre (ON HOLD) – there might be another piece of this lower down the pile!
Inspired Textile Art
I am creating a new leaflet to let people know what we do and to remind those that know us what other things we can do.
Luxury creative art in clothes
As the print is a bit small on the image I have typed out the text from ‘luxury creative art in clothes’.
Charles and Patricia Lester design and create unusual and timeless clothes for discerning women. They have made clothes for some very exotic women from all walks of life – icons of film, business women as well as many extraordinary gems of women they meet every day.
There is a large collection readily available from which too choose to buy or that might inspire ideas of how you want to look for those special days in your life or just something to wear every day.
As every garment is made individually, right through from the painting, printing or pleating by hand, it is possible to create a bespoke outfit that is made just for you.
Because the Lesters and their highly skilled team love exploring all sorts of different fabrics, the collection consists of a variety of unusual fabrics. There are choices available for every day wear, evening, bridal, mother of the bride, red carpet events, cruises, garden parties, beach weddings or just curling up with a good book on a chilly evening in front of a fire.
Bespoke Interior Art
The words on this page ‘bespoke interior art’ are not quite so small, but I will type it out anyway.
Charles and Patricia have spent many years designing and creating original art pieces for the home, a luxury yacht or even an exotic creative touch for a business or for a dramatic art statement in a corporate boardroom. Using their unique and original textile art they create all sorts of beautiful items for comfortable and luxurious living.
Their unique Wall Hangings and screens are created out of silks that are hand painted and pleated. This is a new art form using pleated silk as a medium to create an impressionistic style of textile art.
The sensual velvet throws and comforters work brilliantly with the luxury cushions made our of the silks and velvets.
Inspiration and team creativity
For the page ‘Inspiration and team creativity’ again I have typed it out because of the small print on the image.
Are we unknowingly moving into a golden age of appreciating real creativity? Fast food, fast fashion, on-line shopping have taken away the joy of shopping. Is the one-to-one relationship between the creator and the final part of the creation – the customer – a new and exciting journey into service.
To achieve this lovely relationship this is how we work. There is a large collection in the studios in Abergavenny. There is a capsule collection in Liberty’s of London. In the studios you can browse through all the shapes, colours and ideas. There is no hurry. Once we find the style that suites your body shape the best and is something of the atmosphere that you love – then we can make up that choice especially for you.
Another way that we work is through your own involvement. If you find an inspiring picture, such as the unusual colour combination in this picture, then we can make up your outfit or indeed your interior scheme in this colour combination. We can even add crystal beads to emulate the dew!
No doubt your email inboxes are overflowing as ours have been with various announcements about GDPR and the new European Privacy laws. For us it has been a veritable tsunami of declarations of respect and the whys and wherefores of businesses collecting information. It has been a overwhelming to say the least.
So we chose not to add to the bombardment and decided to wait until the dust had settled before we sought to reassure you that we too treat your information with a great deal of respect.
Fortunately for us we have always been pretty rigorous in ensuring that we treat people’s personal details with the care that they deserve. This includes making sure that there is published information on the website about what we collect and how we use any information that we have. We do however rely on your attention to keep us up to date about any changes.
By the very nature of our business, we perhaps do collect more information than some other businesses but then as we create unique garments specifically for individuals looking for something uniquely original and special then we do need to record whatever is relevant in being able to continue creating outfits that are unique to each person. will continue offering the high level of personal attention to detail that we do already.
The eyes of the world can’t resist watching the fairy tale romance and magic of British Royal Weddings. Who can blame them? Harry and Meghan’s wedding was a delightful parade of all the tradition and romance. What seemed to be different about this wedding was that it was so much more about the eclectic diversity of culture and individual style rather than a crowd conforming to the trends of the day.
Meghan’s dress was beautifully simple and elegant. The wedding guests in their chosen outfits was an amazing display of different designers and unique styling. Long gone are the days where we have to be seen to be wearing skirts of a certain length or donning the typical uniforms of wedding guest attire.
The enjoyment of colour should be part of everyone’s life and if it is colour that a bride wants for her wedding then we can create a gown in any colour that she has a passion to be married in. The traditional white gown often ends up in the back of a wardrobe – not so with one of colour. A colourful wedding gown can be worn many times without being out of place at all sorts of functions.
As always, at these events, there is much discussion about the wedding, the dress, the cost to the taxpayer and on and on. But all other things aside, what a refreshing change to watch a happy loving couple getting married, with all the amazing pomp and ceremony that the British do so well. Did we all weep watching the exuberant and joyous crowds cheering them on? What a wonderful blast of happiness thrown into our lives which relieved the continual negativity that pervades the media these days.
The dress – well I thought it was lovely in its elegant and understated style. Maybe there was symbolism in the simplicity and the delicate mistiness of the veil. Had they thought that deeply that it should be a reflection of an ordinary girl marrying her charming prince – but the encrusted crown of diamonds confirming her new status – who knows?
The simple bouquet and the hairstyle slightly loose were perfect and natural looking. Some said the dress did not fit properly, but the fabric, the style and the occasion would have dictated that the poor girl would have to be comfortable and also be able to wave to the crowd without being restricted by too tightly fitted sleeves. And the fabric did not crush like the crumpled paper of Princess Diana’s dress – it looked pristine throughout the day. Too much lycra is used these days to give that unforgiving body shaping. This was not a day for lycra – it was a day for the luxury of pure silk.
What I did enjoy, more than anything, was the wonderful fashion parade. How fabulous to see hundreds of lovely clothes that were not ‘red carpet/reveal all’ completely sex orientated. Elegant ‘anyone can wear’ clothes and lots of glorious and diverse hats were there to enjoy. One hat in particular, worn by Kate the Duchess of Cambridge, really appealed to me – I loved the flowers tucked under the rim instead of plonked on the top. I did think some hats were selfishly chosen when you see poor Elton John hidden behind a big tilted hat. We could sit there and marvel at the elegant simple polka dot dress worn by one of the guests and gasp as the green leprechaun outfit adorned with old fashioned Christmas crepe paper frills.
I loved Doria Ragland’s outfit and our hearts went out to her sitting quietly, on her own, so gently serene and dignified – I wonder what thoughts went through her mind on this beautiful surreal sunny day in the grandest of ancient English Castles in a land far far away! And wasn’t it special to see our own Royal Prince of Wales take her hand to lead her to the vestry for the formal signatures.
Spring greens! The non-edible kind that tells of of the delights of warmer days and brighter sunshine on its way. At last! Time to get the paint palette out and create some new colours. It’s definitely the warmest day of the year here for a change. Spring has been a long time coming.
Is it any wonder that we love the Impressionists? Inspirations or just inspired by the same vibrancy of colour we all see in nature? Either way it was a delicious treat spending time at the National Gallery a couple of weeks ago and drinking in the colour and creativity.
Just love the way that there are so many colours in one piece of cloth that makes the fabric glow especially when light plays a part in highlighting the textures and shapes created. Add a moving body in the garment, a beautiful elegant feminine form and her movement brings a work of art to life. How cool is that?? #artofgrace #luxuryart #femininebeauty #artofcolour #textileartist #luxuryfashion #wearableart
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Just love the way that there are so many colours in one piece of cloth that makes the fabric glow especially when light plays a part in highlighting the textures and shapes created. Add a moving body in the garment, a beautiful elegant feminine form and her movement brings a work of art to life. How cool is that??