By Cecil was launched by Cecilia Child to create modern textiles using traditional weaving techniques. The fabrics are designed on a floor loom in Crouch End with a limited edition produced by a micro mill in Bristol. A selection of scarves are handwoven as unique high-end pieces in merino wool, cotton or silk. Cecilia is best known for her use of colour, and her signature style incorporates unusual colour combinations. She is drawn to textures and grid-like structures, with her recent work inspired by the buildings of London. After the spark of an idea, she collects images, textures, patterns and colours. These are used as a starting point to distil down the information by drawing textures, shapes and repeats in pen and ink. She then designs a weave structure and creates yarn wraps to work out colour combinations and stripe repeats in the warp.