A selection of prints from Maltings Fabrics were used by the costume designer Alice Babidge, for ‘The Dig’. It is a film about the discovery of an Anglo Saxon longship at Sutton Hoo in 1939, directed by Simon Stone.
The film stars Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes as Edith Pretty and Basil Brown alongside Lily James, Ken Stott & Monica Dolan.
Alice Babidge deservedly received a BAFTA nomination for her work. The film was nominated for a total nine BAFTAs including Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Director, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design & Best Hair & Make up.
Photography Larry Horricks / Netflix
Jeremy Herrin directs Sally Field and Bill Pullman in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama, All My Sons at The Old Vic. The designer Max Jones commissioned two bespoke dress prints from Maltings Fabrics. Mansfield in yellow is a recolouring of the original version in Teal.
Photography by Tristram Kenton
The beautiful costumes for ENO’s new production of “Porgy and Bess” were designed by Catherine Zuber. She chose Maltings prints to be made up into dresses and aprons. We adapted some colourways to make them suitably drab which was much appreciated by the costume department as they arrived ready to be cut without the usual washing or dunking through tea.
Many congratulations to all involved for putting on such a brilliant production.
Littleworth, an existing Maltings Fabrics print was re-coloured into a fabulous yellow, for costume designer Gabrielle Dalton to use in Oklahoma at Grange Park Opera this summer.
Dex Lee & Katie Hall play Curly & Laurey. Photography by Robert Workman
Rufus Hound & Katherine Kinglsey (wearing De Warenne printed crepe) play Garry & Lis Essendine in Present Laughter at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Directed by Sean Foley & Designed by Alice Power.
Photography by Alastair Muir
at the Peoples Light Theatre, Philadelphia.
Directed by Abigail Adams and costumes Designed by Marla Jurglanis
Photography by Mark Garvin
What a dress in which to sing for your soul!
Lynette Dupree stars in ‘Black Pearl Sings!’ at the Milwaukee Rep, showing off our Bramleys print to great effect!
Set in 1933, an ambitious song collector for the Library of Congress visits a Texas prison & meets Pearl, an African-American woman with a soulful voice & steely spirit. Featuring a dozen beautiful acapella renditions of spirituals & American folk songs, Black Pearl Sings! explores what it means to be a woman in a man’s world, being black in a white world, and fighting for one’s soul in a world where anyone can be a commodity.
Costumes by Lauren T Roark & Photography by Michael Brosilow.
Our beautiful Braemore & Beaumont stripe prints are used in Summer and Smoke at The Almeida, directed by Rebecca Frecknell & designed by Tom Scutt. Costume designed by Lucy Martin.
Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton, (wearing Winterbourne Blue & Fallowfield from Maltings Fabrics) play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production at The National Theatre. Directed by Dominic Cooke and designed by Vicki Mortimer who deservedly won the 2018 Oliver Award for Best Costume Design.
Photography by Johan Persson
This delightful production of Pinocchio at The National Theatre is directed by John Tiffany & designed by Bob Crowley.
Photography by Manuel Harlan.
Siân Phillips (wearing Goldbridge Green) in Driving Miss Daisy at Theatre Royal Bath, directed by Richard Beecham.
Photography by Nobby Clark
The original colourway for our Goldbridge design is Sage Green.
Rachel Laritz, designer of The Glass Menagerie at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, chose a bespoke Burgundy colourway to be printed onto our Viscose Crepe. A beautifully authentic alternative.
Jenny Mearns, a vintage lover, blogger & seamstress chose Hampden in Viscose Crepe to recreate an original 1930’s Day Dress made using the Reconstructing History 1304 sewing pattern. Reconstructing History are an American based sewing pattern company, specialising in reproducing historical patterns.
You can see Jenny’s write up about her visit to our studio on on her blog ‘Annotations of Jenny’
Some of Maltings Fabrics prints are reproduced from garments selected at the Costume Archive at Worthing Museum. Each of the prints are taken from original daywear of the 1920’s to 1930’s. This part of the collection at Worthing is largely made up from donations made by local families. This means the collection is a beautifully authentic representation of real life clothes from their time.