Looking to add the perfect finishing touch to your much-loved kitchen or dining room? Then our Blueprint range of tablecloths, inspired by the 1940s blueprint/cyanotype techniques are a must-have.
Hand-made by artisans
Brought to life by the cyanotype blueprint process and hand-painted and block printed by Stamperia Bertozzi, additional motifs have been added, inspired by the beauty and colours of nature. Back in the 1940s you would only have seen the cyanotype process used to create blueprints for use by engineers. With its blue background and wonderful array of shades and colours, it is no wonder that this process has inspired artists to make use of it in other ways.
Hand-woven Italian linen
Each of our Blueprint tablecloths has been individually made by hand from pure Italian linen, woven on traditional looms. A painstaking process, the result is a cloth that is as tough and practical as it is beautiful to use. Colour has been added using a range of vegetable dyes that are long-lasting and vibrant. The blocks used to add the motifs are hand-carved so each one is different. Because each of our Blueprint tablecloths are naturally produced using the best thread, they are absorbent and strong. Meant to be used every day, the colours will not fade nor will the linen lose its beauty. All of the painted and woodblock printing added to the cloth is set at a high temperature, meaning that it will not fade or reduce in quality. This only adds to the overall beauty of the range, which has a matching selection of tea towels to complement the tablecloths.
Tablecloths to treasure
The Blueprint range of tablecloths are hand-painted and block printed by Stamperia Bertozzi who operate a centuries-old business in the Italian countryside. Nature is their inspiration which is why you will find so many wonderful shades of blue within each piece of cloth. Hand-stitched and painted, these are tablecloths to treasure. Add one to your dining table and feel the room come alive as you place cutlery and crockery upon the cloth. If you are looking for complementary porcelain to match, we also have Blueprint dinnerware on sale.