Kate Teyssier’s beautiful woven and printed furnishing fabrics are inspired by her private archive of several thousand textiles, documents, paper designs, books and ledgers reflecting her experience and understanding of design and colour. Designing from her Essex studio, she works closely with family-run heritage printing and weaving mills developing techniques to produce the unique character of her individual textiles.
After studying historical handwoven textiles and working for 10 years in the interior decorating industry, Kate returned to the heritage sector as an archivist for a national textile museum. She has lectured on textiles for institutions such as the V&A and the School of Textiles and consulted for historical establishments, including English Heritage and the National Trust. Kate’s special area of interest is the production of textiles in Essex and London from 1790 to 1825.