…did it, Dali did it, Matisse did it, even David Hockney designed a fabric – with really stunning results. This Punchinella design that he adapted from a set he created for Ravel’s L’Enfant et Les Sortileges in the early 1980s has been re-issued (and re-scaled and re-coloured) by his friend Celia Birtwell. With Hockney mania set to grip London next week with the opening of A Bigger Picture at The Royal Academy, here’s an opportunity for patternistas to make their own tribute to Britain’s greatest living artist and fabric designer manque..

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