'Rita Does Jazz' Velvet by Sarah Thornton

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 By The Monkey Puzzle Tree in Collaboration with Artist Sarah Thornton

The Monkey Puzzle Tree collaborated with Sarah Thornton to create a fabric depicting freedom, colour and self-expression. The artwork was inspired by her late mother, she has used black marker pens, watercolour and wax crayons to illustrate her huge appetite for life. Sarah's mum loved nothing better than a night out at legendary London jazz club, Ronnie Scott's. 

This expressive, graffiti-like painting portrays a wild and decadent world paired with the black tribal markings and feathers incorporated with the vibrant, pinks, reds, yellows and turquoise. 

'Rita Does Jazz' is printed onto luxurious cotton velvet. This fabric drapes beautifully when used for curtains or blinds as well as used for upholstery on chairs or sofas. a dramatic statement that sits well with Sarah's other wallpaper 'She Chose Science'. 

Printed by Standfast and Barracks in Lancashire, England, UK.

Standfast and Barracks are a SEDEX certified supplier (enabling businesses to work together to better manage their social and environmental performance and improve working conditions throughout the supply chain). They have signed up to the Design for Diversity Pledge to increase diversity in the design industry.

Fabric is printed with water based inks

The Monkey Puzzle Tree are proud to support our local creative community

We work with artists from the North of England and pay a generous 20% royalty to help support their work. 

Sold by the metre.

Dimensions Printed Width - 131cm 
Pattern Repeat

Vertical - 120.95cm

Horizontal - 132.8cm 

Materials 88% cotton, 12% polyester, 100% cotton pile
Extra Info


Match: Straight Match

FR Test:Passes cigarette test BS5852, source 0, Fire retardant coating available on request.

Weight: 416gsm

Martindale Abrasion: 50 000 cycles to end point. Suitable for severe domestic or general contract use   

Usage: Cushions, curtains, upholstery.

Care Instructions: Suitable for dry cleaning, cool iron 

Delivery 3-5 working days

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Most our products are made to order to save on waste and this means you will get something unique. Any products that are made to order are non-returnable and non-refundable.

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