ISSUE 48  |  The Rural Life

Ticking Goes Luxe at Ian Mankin

November 27, 2012 4:30 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

How do we love ticking? Let us count the ways.

Tried and true; it’s a reliable staple that’s always classic, fresh and versatile. But what if you were looking for something a bit more glamorous and feeling the inclination to stray and yet not wanting betray your great true love? British patriarch of ticking and other utility fabrics Ian Mankin celebrates 30 years of making natural and organic fabrics and mixes a bit of racy velvet in with the beloved ticking for just the right balance of rough luxe. To see the full line, go to Ian Mankin.

Above: A stack of pillows made from ticking with velvet backings.

Above: Ian Mankin now offes a bespoke cushion service with the fabric and size of your choice (you can even have them backed in velvet).

Above: Some purists will remain true to classic ticking.

Above: At Ian Mankin, even the lampshades come in ticking.

Above: A chair that has been upholstered in Ticking 2 Airforce; £22.50 per meter and Airforce Velvet; £45 per meter.

N.B. Do you love ticking as much as we do? See 33 back posts of Ticking.