Another of my old favourites will shortly be available by the metre, this time it’s Pods. I won’t be adding this design to the new Spring collection though, instead it’ll stand alone as an archive design and will be printed up in a new range of colours plus some old favourites too. The idea was… Read more »
My latest collection is almost designed so I’m in full colour mode at the moment and have already started thinking about the colours I want to use for these new prints. This has led me to a slightly different Fabric Friday this week. When mixing new colours I always do a test print of spots… Read more »
This week I’ve picked out some gorgeous fabrics by the very talented Jennifer Nelson of Home Sweet. All of her items are block printed which gives a wonderful look and quality to the fabrics.
Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) was an artist and designer and member of the famous Bloomsbury Group. I’d seen her paintings but never her fabric designs until I took a trip to the V&A a few years ago. This fabric is a block printed linen from 1913 and was printed for the Omega group, the commercial arm… Read more »
If you want to cheer up a dreary winter day then a little bit of Marimekko usually does the trick. The Spring 2013 collection though is a triumph of explosive colour and large scale organic and angular shapes. There isn’t one print that I don’t like, and that’s unusual with a new collection for me… Read more »
The new season Liberty fabrics are here and they don’t disappoint. My favourite collection is the Guerrilla Gardening collection inspired by Richard Reynolds, founder of guerrillagardening.org. The patterns are typically Liberty and the colour ways are just sublime. There are 4 designs in a variety of colour ways, my favourites are the Castile C and Richard and Lyla C shown… Read more »
It’s time I had a new feature for Fridays and what better than to select some wonderful different fabrics to showcase each week. This week I’m starting with a great selection of hand printed fabrics, all featuring a selection of animal themed prints.
Soapmaking truly is an artform and it was hard to just pick a few sellers from Folksy to showcase for this section. I’ve bought soaps from a few of these sellers (and can’t wait to buy from the rest) and they really do feel and smell as good as they look.
I love collecting unique pieces of furniture and these items from Folksy are just the kind of pieces I’d like to offer a home to.
I miss writing letters. The only person I still get to write to is my friend Emily, she lives in Sheffield too so there really is no need to write to each other, especially with email, texts, facebook….(the list goes on). We both have a stationery obsession though, created in early childhood and still going… Read more »