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Coromandel Crewel’s natural and Two Tone Crewel fabrics combine classical simplicity and elegance with texture and originality. Crewel fabrics are the perfect choice for clients wishing to update a period property with more neutral tones providing a modern twist and adding contemporary style, without compromising the traditional and historic context. Sunlight dispersed through the embroidery adds an unforeseen dimension, creating a magical quality at different times of day.

These Crewel fabrics are extremely versatile, being equally at home in Regency and Edwardian townhouses as they are in cutting edge eco-homes or penthouse apartments. They are often used with their matching plain background fabrics (our Handlooms) to create instantly memorable and cost effective design schemes.

Coromandel is a long-established and family owned British company with an excellent reputation for supplying exclusive and exceptional hand-embroidered crewel fabrics at a surprisingly affordable price. Founded by Adrian Millar, a former cotton broker with 26 years experience in the Indian cotton trade, and now run by his daughter-in-law, Gail, their business has been trading since 1978 and they are therefore one of the oldest importers of crewel and have a wealth of expertise to draw upon.

The partnership with their supplier has also continued through the generations and they are proud to be continuing to work with the family of artisans whose skill and expertise has enabled  to build and establish their business over 35 years. Testimonials from clients bear witness to their outstanding service and personal approach, with a finely tuned regard for detail and for the individual needs of each and every customer.

Our Ethos

With a client base which includes acclaimed interior designers from House & Garden’s ‘Directory of 100 Leading Designers’, the British Institute of Interior Design and the National Trust, Coromandel Crafts aim for authenticity in all their fabrics with strong historic references and sensitivity to contemporary tastes in modern British design, whilst maintaining a tangible link with the past. Their unique fabrics are designed to last, often becoming family heirlooms and handed down from generation to generation. They are hand-crafted using only the highest quality materials available and the most durable 2 ply wool to create lengths of crewel embroidery with a timeless appeal. By using ancient methods of production, they are able to help support a continuing cottage industry and sustainable way of life for their artisans in rural Kashmir, whilst minimising their impact on the environment.

Coromandel Crafts’ retail customers include a significant number with period properties, many of whom are members of the Historic Houses Association, the Listed property Owners Club and the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings. However, because their fabrics are all 100% natural fibres and entirely handmade, they are also suppliers to an increasing number of architects involved in the design of new builds and eco-homes.