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Tatler front cover, Christmas 2001.
Damask childrens traditional cotton nightwear has been a popular choice with parents and children alike for more than twenty years. The enduring quality of our nightwear means they can become heirlooms to be passed on to the next generation.
When my children were young, I realised there was a lack of pretty children’s cotton nightwear so I looked to my children’s favourite story books and nursery rhymes as inspiration for our range of childrens embroidered cotton nightwear. Favourites include ‘Titania’ a fairy nightdress and ‘Margot’ a ballet inspired nightdress on white cotton. Boys pyjamas feature embroidery themes such as ‘Biggles’, using old fashioned aeroplanes and ‘Stirling,’ featuring brightly coloured racing cars. Boys pyjamas are made from a crisp pale blue cotton poplin fabric.
Damask use only fine quality cotton fabrics and all nightdresses are treated with flame retardant finish to comply with BS5722. Our nightwear is finished to a high standard using only the best quality trims and buttons and is machine washable at 40°C. Styling is traditional with generous sizing that starts from age 3 upto 8 years. The nightwear collection comprises nightdresses and pyjamas.
The origin of lullabies and nursery rhymes
The oldest children’s songs of which we have records are lullabies, intended to soothe and help a child sleep. The English term lullaby is thought to come from “lu” and “la” sounds made by mothers to calm children, together with “bye bye” as a term for good night.
For generations children have been entranced by nursery rhymes and it is thought that they were set to music to help in a child’s development and improve their vocabulary.
A favourite childrens nursery rhyme book of mine is called: “A Stitch in Rhyme” with nursery rhymes and embroideries by Belinda Downes, published by Methuen.
A former artist-in-residence at Hampton Court Palace and an artist widely exhibited around the world, she is an expert needlewoman. For the book illustrations she has stitched playful pictures of Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, Ring-a -Ring o’ Roses and nearly fifty other favorite bursery rhymes onto fabric with colorful patchwork borders.
‘Biggles’ aeroplane embroidered boys cotton pyjamas available from: http://www.damask.co.uk
Margot ballet embroidered girls nightdress available from: http://www.damask.co.uk
All designs Copyright Damask for the Home Ltd. 2017