Alice Timmis Studio offers unique woven fashion fabrics, embroideries, and assistance with all stages of textile research, development and production. Our mission is to create quality and statement textiles through a process of handiwork that doesn’t get lost in the stages of clothing creation. 


Hand woven fabrics, mill woven jacquards, and Irish machine embroideries are specialist areas of the studio. We produce from our London based atelier and micro-mill, and on larger capacities with our partner mills. We offer consultation, and unique collaborative projects working with fashion, interior, trend research, yarn developers and fine artists. We work closely with all of our clients to understand their individual requirements, sometimes working to tight deadlines.

“I worked with Alice Timmis at a specialised Italian factory to create custom weaving with personalised Matty Bovan lettering, graphics and symbols. A lot of time has been spent to develop these and the results are startling: lamé, jacquard and metallic tape filament weaving! It’s so inspiring to collaborate with such an accomplished artisan, and have such new and exclusive fabrications in the collection.”  ---- Matty Bovan, Vogue.co.uk

Our Services: 

Hand Woven Bespoke Cloth


We have looms in our micro-mill of various widths, capable of small-scale sampling and 150cm full-width fabric production. We are a valuable resource for clients who want to commission bespoke hand-woven cloth. 
We provide:

+ Initial sampling and expertise in fabric construction.
+ A collection of in-house yarns, and a vast library of supplier’s shade cards for many fibres and yarn types, including sustainable yarn options.
+Bespoke yarn development, and exploration into sustainable and unorthodox materials.
+ Archives of fabrics to inspire clients with ideas for their new fabric developments.
+Fabric finishes including brushing, fil coupè, heat press, washing, cropping.
+Multi process finishes including print, needle punch, stitch, bonding.
+No minimum production order, and options to upscale into industrial production if appropriate.

Mill woven Jacquard fabrics


We work with the best quality mills in Italy and the UK to produce high quality jacquard cloth. Clients are invited to select articles from our existing collection and change the colour, yarn and pattern design of our fabrics. We also run a completely bespoke service, creating fabrics in response to client briefs. 
We offer:

+ Seasonal fashion fabric collections.
+ Artwork development.
+ Extensive yarn collections with vast colour options.
+ Competitive prices of fabric per meter.
+ Traditional and experimental fabric finishes– fil coupé, brushing, heat-press and hot steam, hot roller, trimmer.
+ Minimum orders start at 5 meters, depending on fabric article. No Maximum order.
+ Fixed lead times. These are negotiable for urgent projects.

Embroidery


In our atelier, we have three Irish embroidery machines reputable for producing artistic high-quality satin stitch. We work with clients to design and produce luxury embroidery, as well as more experimental embellishments incorporating innovative appliquè materials. 

We offer:

+Assistance with embroidery placement design on the garment.
+A vast collection of embroidery threads and colours.
+Material exploration for innovative embellishments. 
+Design and production priced on an hourly or per-unit basis.
+Artwork development.

Our clients Include:

About Alice:


Alice Timmis is an established textile designer producing irresistible fabrics. She began working in-house at leading design houses and manufacturers 10 years ago. Having studied an MA in woven textiles at Royal College of Art, and before that trained with embroidery champion, Jenny King, Alice is highly specialised in both woven and embroidered textiles. After the RCA, Alice worked for one of Italy’s largest mills whilst she began to  take on commissions from experimental London designers. Her experience in developing high-end hand-crafted fabrics for the catwalk coincided with building knowledge of industrial manufacture. Many of her industrially woven fabrics are inspired by hand developed techniques – merging craft and the machine. 

Alice Timmis is known for her painterly style and the fabrics she creates through mixed processes. Inspired by the application of media in artist’s paintings, Alice applies radical finishing techniques (brushing, painting, embroidery, fil coupé etc. ) to the surface of her textiles to capture a ‘gestural presence’. Alice creates collections of woven and non-woven multi process swatch designs each season directed for fashion and interiors. These sell internationally via leading design studio, Dash & Miller. Alice’s designs have sold to companies including ChanelKate Spade, Calvin Klein Home, and Dedar