Bonfield Block-Printers

Varx Cushion - Bonfield Block-Printers

£94
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'Varx' (the name is inspired by the West Country pronunciation of 'fox') gently touches on the contradiction in nature between beauty and brutality. At first glance, we are greeted by the sentinel gaze of a fox from behind foxgloves. Peer closer and we notice he's licking his lips as the remnants of his supper float away on the evening air.

A rectangular, block-printed cushion on high-quality Russian linen. Backed in natural jute hemp with raw edging. Block-printed maker's label.

All the Bonfield Block-Printers’ cushions are block-printed by the artists, Cameron Short & Janet Tristram, in their workshop. Central to the whole operation is their trusty 1904 proofing press. The process is intensive but there result is something rather special.

Each block-printed cushion is unique. Although cushions may be of the same dimensions, shape, and feature the same design, the nature of block printing means no two will be identical. In terms of colour-ways, Bonfield uses a beautifully muted palette of ‘Blue grey’, ‘Carbon black’, ‘Elizabethan ochre’, ‘Midnight blue’ and ‘Venetian red’. The designs are printed onto high-quality, tightly-woven Russian linen.

How the cushions are made:

The chosen fabric is washed before printing (to allow for shrinkage and to remove any sizing) and then ironed. Once this is done, it is laid on the bed of the press to await the inked block. Linseed-based relief ink is mixed by hand to the desired colour before being applied to the block (using an artist's hand-roller). The inked block is then carefully placed face-down onto the fabric, before the press's heavy cylinder roller is passed over it. The block is gently removed to reveal the design on the fabric.

The printed textile is taken away to cure (dry); it's then whisked up to their sewing room to be cut to size and transformed into a charming cushion cover. Most of their cushions are backed in natural jute hemp with a raw edge, before a block-printed maker's label is finally sewn on.

Materials:

The cushion pad (inside) is 100% cotton and filled with duck feathers.

Dimensions:

Width: 33cm

Length: 46cm

 

Read more about Bonfield Block-Printers here

We aim to make ordering from us as straightforward as possible.

Once your online transaction has been completed your order will be confirmed by email within 24 hours. If your order is placed on a Friday, or over the weekend, your item will be shipped within 3 days from the Monday.

Using Royal Mail our shipping rates are calculated based on the estimated weight and size of the items. 

You have the option of First Class Delivery (which cannot be tracked), or Tracked delivery ( to enable you to track your package through all stages of the delivery process)

UK CUSTOMERS

Please allow 3-5 working days for delivery in the UK. In most cases it will be less.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS

We do ship outside of the UK and are delighted to do so, but we ask you to email, susanna@themerchantstable.co.uk, so we may give you an accurate shipping cost to your destination.

Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country. These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel. Unfortunately, we have no control over these charges, and cannot tell you what the cost would be, as customs policies and import duties vary widely from country to country.

DUTIES

We recommend contacting your local customs office for current charges before you order, so you are not surprised by charges you were not expecting.

Please be aware that your parcel can be also delayed by customs and subsequent charges can be applied. We have no control over this, and cannot supply any details why or for how long your parcel will be delayed.

If you wish to return a purchase please notify us at susanna@themerchantstable.co.uk

If you are unhappy with our products in any way, they can be returned provided they are in saleable condition.

If you wish to return your item and receive a full refund items need to posted/couriered back to us within 7 days of being received by you.

Please note refunds to Debit/Credit Cards normally clear in 1/2 days after receipt of the returned goods.

Returns received outside the above time frame will not be accepted. For all returns you will be required to arrange and pay for the return of the products to us.

We will only accept returns provided the goods are received by us in the condition they were in when delivered to you.

ADDRESS FOR ALL RETURNS & EXCHANGES

Please returns items to: 

The Merchant’s Table
10 Church Street
Woodbridge
Suffolk IP12 1DH

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