MARCH & MAY
Formed in 2016 by husband and wife team Catherine and David Cross, March & May reflects their passion for design, a belief that their style is shared by a wider audience and a desire to create for the individual. From their Derbyshire workshop, the duo hand-print their designs on the finest-quality linen. Catherine tells us more...
What inspires you? Anything and everything – architecture, art and nature. We are also fascinated with geometry and graphics. Our first collection included designs that stemmed from both a Japanese kimono and an Indian palace, whereas the latest collection of fabrics was influenced by a trip to Morocco.
How long does it take you to produce a design? Some concepts are brought to life in a single morning, while others evolve slowly over weeks of revisiting and reworking an idea. What do you think makes your designs so special?
They are versatile, timeless and almost simplistic patterns, given life by the inherent imperfections
of hand-printing with hand-mixed inks.
What do you love about what you do?
Working with our minds and our hands to turn a vision into something tangible. The whole process is very satisfying and lifting a screen to reveal a print is a joyous thing.
What’s next? More inspiration means more patterns and more products. We have added an upholstery workshop this year and are designing our own furniture to showcase the fabric. March & May, 0114 247 8274, march-may. co.uk.
A selection of March & May designs Catherine prints Hemel, £105m