Our Thimble Print wallpapers are printed in Leicestershire on paper made from sustainably managed Scandinavian woodland. Charming and elegant, these floral and geometric patterns bring a cheerful note to any room, from the grandest stately home to the most humble country cottage.
Knurl features a feathered diamond with a bold cross repeated motif, reminiscent of Grandad’s pyjamas, or his Tootal silk tie or scarf.
Each wallpaper has a matching linen, allowing you the option of striking a combination to evoke the English chintz interior look made famous in the late 1930s by decorating partnership Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler. Used individually, these patterned papers and linens can conversely bring a fresh, contemporary look to an interior.
Originating from a box of fragile linen chintz samples which Christopher acquired from an antiques dealer decades ago, each print has been reworked in either scale, colour, or both. The exceptionally fine detail in the original patterns has been lovingly reproduced using fantastically accurate modern aluminium etched rollers, replacing the now-obsolete method of copper-plate printing which created the original fabric swatches.
For best results we recommend that your walls should first be lined horizontally, using a good quality lining paper and ready-mixed starch paste. These papers are not typically suited to bathrooms as they are not splash-proof.
Moiré Pattern Effect Advice
Some advice on avoiding the moiré pattern effect
Sometimes less is more. When choosing your favourite Howe wallpaper print, please bear in mind that the Knurl wallpaper pattern is best used sparingly or in more confined spaces. We have found that when applied over large surface areas, such as in a drawing room, it can produce a moiré effect, or 'magic eye' sensation. As shown in our image library however, the Knurl pattern is ideally suited to petite, atmospheric spaces. Please remember our staff are always available to offer specific advice to help you make the best choice.
- Name: Knurl Paper
- Range: Thimble Prints
- Colour: Brick
- Pattern repeat: 3.5cm straight match
- Paper type: Uncoated
- Roll width: 52cm
- Roll length: 10 metres
- Minimum order: 1 roll