What we do – hand-crafted textiles

BlueHanded create exclusively designed, fabric patterns made by artisans employing techniques passed down through generations, over many centuries.

Using the ancient resist printing method, we work in exclusive collaboration with our indigo Masters to develop each collection. Working with London-based artists, specially selected for their artistic endeavour and signature style, our fabrics uniquely reinterpret and revere the age-old art of indigo.

Create a striking scheme by combining fabrics, or savour individual prints as feature accents; for window treatments, home furnishings, upholstery and accessories. Whatever your choice, BlueHanded is a timeless collection to enjoy today and treasure for tomorrow.

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Botanical Pattern ‘Coffee Tea or Me’ by Alexandra McKenzie
COFFEE TEA OR ME Contemporary flora & fauna pattern 100% natural cotton fabric.

Pattern 052 Coffee Tea or Me by Alexandra McKenzie

Sold by the metre. One full roll is 7.5m long by 82cm wide. Pattern 80cm wide. 225 g/m2 Deep rich blue and white print using an authentic natural hand dyed indigo using resist paste technique. The Real Deal.  

Sex by Alex McKenzie

Sex is a collection of individual prints following in the tradition of textiles as a medium to tell stories

about human relationships, life’s fortunes and rituals through symbolism. ‘Birds and Bees’

explore themes relating to encounters between lovers and the interplay between

the positive and negative that makes connections with those we love both joyful and challenging.

The Birds and Bees combines imagery of swallows and honey bees artfully skirting around central

spines of brambles and apple branches bearing fruit. These visual references are emblematic of the

art of relationships and the careful negotiation required to maintain the equilibrium of both the

physical and emotional side of shared lives.

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Flora & Fauna Pattern ‘Birds & Bees’ by Alexandra McKenzie
Artist Alex McKenzie pattern design Birds & Bees Natural Indigo fabric for the home Contemporary flora & fauna pattern 100% natural cotton fabric.

Pattern 051 Birds & Bees by Alexandra McKenzie

Sold by the metre. One full roll is 7.5m long by 82cm wide. Pattern 80cm wide. 225 g/m2 Deep rich blue and white print using an authentic natural hand dyed indigo using resist paste technique. The Real Deal.  

Sex by Alex McKenzie

Sex is a collection of individual prints following in the tradition of textiles as a medium to tell stories

about human relationships, life’s fortunes and rituals through symbolism. ‘Birds and Bees’

explore themes relating to encounters between lovers and the interplay between

the positive and negative that makes connections with those we love both joyful and challenging.

The Birds and Bees combines imagery of swallows and honey bees artfully skirting around central

spines of brambles and apple branches bearing fruit. These visual references are emblematic of the

art of relationships and the careful negotiation required to maintain the equilibrium of both the

physical and emotional side of shared lives.

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lattice pattern
Geometric Pattern 026 Coordinates Collection ‘Lattice’ Textile
Geometric Pattern 026 Coordinates Collection 'Lattice' Contemporary circular geometric pattern 100% natural cotton fabric.

LYHB 026 'LATTICE'

Sold by the metre. One full roll is 7.5m long by 106cm wide. Pattern 100cm wide. 225 g/m2Deep rich blue and white print using an authentic natural hand dyed indigo using resist paste technique. The Real Deal.

Co-ordinates

BlueHanded co-ordinates provides a range of prints that can be used on their own, together, or as an accent to our artist-designed collections. Curated by John Abbate, BlueHanded’s founder, these prints have been chosen for their versatility and rhythmical simplicity. Lattice lines is a geometric print that is at once both modern and traditional, eastern and western. The lines weaving together in a lattice format reflects the lattice-work that is so predominant in eastern furnishings and decorative arts both, historically and today. The diamond shaping through the peaks and troughs of inter-woven lines is reminiscent of art-deco styling which creates a beautiful, fresh feel to the design. Create a striking scheme by combining fabrics, or savour individual prints as feature accents; for window treatments, home furnishings, upholstery and accessories.

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Geometric Pattern 034 Coordinates Collection ‘Wonky Lines’
Geometric Pattern 034 Coordinates Collection 'Wonky Lines' Contemporary circular geometric pattern 100% natural cotton fabric.

LYHB 034 'WONKY LINES'

Sold by the metre. One full roll is 7.5m long by 106cm wide. Pattern 100cm wide. 225 g/m2Deep rich blue and white print using an authentic natural hand dyed indigo using resist paste technique. The Real Deal.

Co-ordinates

BlueHanded co-ordinates provides a range of prints that can be used on their own, together, or as an accent to our artist-designed collections. Curated by John Abbate, BlueHanded’s founder, these prints have been chosen for their versatility and rhythmical simplicity. Wonky lines follows in the convention of prints symbolising life-giving, but can also be seen as an extension of the idea of the flow of life - rain water dripping down a glass pane, traffic crawling along the streets of London at rush hour, or mammals migrating through the dessert. Create a striking scheme by combining fabrics, or savour individual prints as feature accents; for window treatments, home furnishings, upholstery and accessories.

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Geometric Pattern 053 ‘Twelve’ by Alister Shapley
Contemporary circular geometric pattern 100% natural cotton fabric.

LYHB 053 'TWELVE'

Sold by the metre. One full roll is 7.5m long by 106cm wide. Pattern 100cm wide. 225 g/m2 Deep rich blue and white print using an authentic natural hand dyed indigo using resist paste technique. The Real Deal.

Twelve by Alister Shapley

Twelve is a grid-based pattern inspired by the element of water. In a truly east meets west design.

Alister draws a parallel between the the indigo-infused water dripping down from the dyed cloth back

into the vat as it emerges during production, and the droplets of rain falling to disturb the surface of

puddles in the streets of London. Both provide a contemplative rhythm to a way of life. For the indigo

Master in China engaging with their artisan craft and for Alister, the print-artist going about his daily

business in London.

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Vintage hand loomed cotton indigo yarn dye fabric
Vintage Fabric Face Scarf 01
Vintage Fabric Face Scarf
We have taken our standard scarf styles and hand stitched them to fit as a domestic face covering.These Sezhi Bu fabrics were no longer loomed after the 1980's in Eastern China.  Before then every home had their own loom and would weave their own fabric. Indio dyed yarn was used. Each one is unique. 152cm Long x 35cm Wide Vintage hand loomed cotton scarf hand dyed indigo yarns.The patterns vary and each scarf is different, are very fine and intricate hand loomed cotton.  The vintage textiles have a stiff hand loomed feel but with washing they become softer but some customers like the stiff selvedge denim look as it drapes differently around the neck.

They are easy to wear and adjust as shown in this short video. Line up your nose to the centre of red stitching and tie the scarf at the back.  Then adjust the scarf and adjust to your face by pulling up at the top and down at the bottom until the scarf feels snug.  Be sure the mask is tight at the top and just under your eyes to avoid gaps at the edges. Adjust so it feels like it will not easily drop while outside walking around.  This is why it is important to pull the fabric up at the top so it fits securely on the nose bridge. The scarf is stitched so the fabric folds stay in place.  This is to maintain multiple layers of fabric at the nose and mouth which will better protect the wearer and those around.

Care as a face cover:
Wash after each use in minimum 60 degree celsius. Avoid contact with unwashed hands. Re-pleat if necessary and iron. Store in a clean sealed bag ( included in packaging). As a scarf: Wash with cold water and a light detergent before line drying. Do not bleach.
How to wear it
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vintage hand loomed yarn dye selvedge fabric blue scarf
Vintage Fabric Face Scarf 02
Vintage Hand Loomed Selvedge Yarn Dye Face Scarf 02
We have taken our standard scarf styles and hand stitched them to fit as a domestic face covering.These Sezhi Bu fabrics were no longer loomed after the 1980's in Eastern China.  Before then every home had their own loom and would weave their own fabric. Indio dyed yarn was used. Each one is unique. 152cm Long x 35cm Wide Vintage hand loomed cotton scarf hand dyed indigo yarns.The patterns vary and each scarf is different, are very fine and intricate hand loomed cotton.  The vintage textiles have a stiff hand loomed feel but with washing they become softer but some customers like the stiff selvedge denim look as it drapes differently around the neck.

They are easy to wear and adjust as shown in this short video. Line up your nose to the centre of red stitching and tie the scarf at the back.  Then adjust the scarf and adjust to your face by pulling up at the top and down at the bottom until the scarf feels snug.  Be sure the mask is tight at the top and just under your eyes to avoid gaps at the edges. Adjust so it feels like it will not easily drop while outside walking around.  This is why it is important to pull the fabric up at the top so it fits securely on the nose bridge. The scarf is stitched so the fabric folds stay in place.  This is to maintain multiple layers of fabric at the nose and mouth which will better protect the wearer and those around.

Care as a face cover:
Wash after each use in minimum 60 degree celsius. Avoid contact with unwashed hands. Re-pleat if necessary and iron. Store in a clean sealed bag ( included in packaging). As a scarf: Wash with cold water and a light detergent before line drying. Do not bleach.
How to wear it
https://youtu.be/v1zQfJktysA        
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vintage indigo yarn dye hand loomed selvedge cotton plaid fabric scarf
Vintage Fabric Face Scarf 05
Vintage Hand Loomed Selvedge Yarn Dye Face Scarf 5
We have taken our standard scarf styles and hand stitched them to fit as a domestic face covering.These Sezhi Bu fabrics were no longer loomed after the 1980's in Eastern China.  Before then every home had their own loom and would weave their own fabric. Indio dyed yarn was used. Each one is unique. 152cm Long x 35cm Wide Vintage hand loomed cotton scarf hand dyed indigo yarns.The patterns vary and each scarf is different, are very fine and intricate hand loomed cotton.  The vintage textiles have a stiff hand loomed feel but with washing they become softer but some customers like the stiff selvedge denim look as it drapes differently around the neck.

They are easy to wear and adjust as shown in this short video. Line up your nose to the centre of red stitching and tie the scarf at the back.  Then adjust the scarf and adjust to your face by pulling up at the top and down at the bottom until the scarf feels snug.  Be sure the mask is tight at the top and just under your eyes to avoid gaps at the edges. Adjust so it feels like it will not easily drop while outside walking around.  This is why it is important to pull the fabric up at the top so it fits securely on the nose bridge. The scarf is stitched so the fabric folds stay in place.  This is to maintain multiple layers of fabric at the nose and mouth which will better protect the wearer and those around.

Care as a face cover:
Wash after each use in minimum 60 degree celsius. Avoid contact with unwashed hands. Re-pleat if necessary and iron. Store in a clean sealed bag ( included in packaging). As a scarf: Wash with cold water and a light detergent before line drying. Do not bleach.
How to wear it
https://youtu.be/v1zQfJktysA        
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vintage hand loomed indigo yarn dye cotton fabric scarf
Vintage Fabric Face Scarf 07
We have taken our standard scarf styles and hand stitched them to fit as a domestic face covering.These Sezhi Bu fabrics were no longer loomed after the 1980's in Eastern China.  Before then every home had their own loom and would weave their own fabric. Indio dyed yarn was used. Each one is unique. 152cm Long x 35cm Wide Vintage hand loomed cotton scarf hand dyed indigo yarns.The patterns vary and each scarf is different, are very fine and intricate hand loomed cotton.  The vintage textiles have a stiff hand loomed feel but with washing they become softer but some customers like the stiff selvedge denim look as it drapes differently around the neck.

They are easy to wear and adjust as shown in this short video. Line up your nose to the centre of red stitching and tie the scarf at the back.  Then adjust the scarf and adjust to your face by pulling up at the top and down at the bottom until the scarf feels snug.  Be sure the mask is tight at the top and just under your eyes to avoid gaps at the edges. Adjust so it feels like it will not easily drop while outside walking around.  This is why it is important to pull the fabric up at the top so it fits securely on the nose bridge. The scarf is stitched so the fabric folds stay in place.  This is to maintain multiple layers of fabric at the nose and mouth which will better protect the wearer and those around.

Care as a face cover:
Wash after each use in minimum 60 degree celsius. Avoid contact with unwashed hands. Re-pleat if necessary and iron. Store in a clean sealed bag ( included in packaging). As a scarf: Wash with cold water and a light detergent before line drying. Do not bleach.
How to wear it
https://youtu.be/v1zQfJktysA        
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