Fabrics

From the top: 'Ironing Day', 'Angelica Green', 'Margaret' and 'Francoise Beige'

From the top: ‘Ironing Day’, ‘Angelica Green’, ‘Margaret’ and ‘Francoise Beige’

I just wanted to share with you some images of some of my digital print fabrics. It’s so satisfying to start from a ‘doodle’ in my sketchbook, scan it onto my laptop and then be able to draw all over it and colour it in using my drawing tablet (I’ll take a photo of that soon so you can see what I’m talking about). I feel incredible freedom to be able to design WHATEVER I WANT! The only frustrating thing at the moment is that I’m so busy with the markets, orders, embroidery kits (and teaching of course) that I haven’t had the creative head space to design some new prints. I’m hanging out for the summer holidays. I’ll take my laptop, sketchbook, drawing tablet and reference materials up to my Mum’s for Christmas (she lives on the mid north coast of NSW) and hopefully I can just CREATE. Can’t wait.

The top design is 'Iris', then 'Angelica', "Grace', 'Edith and 'Eleanor'

The top design is ‘Iris’, then ‘Angelica’, “Grace’, ‘Edith and ‘Eleanor’

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The 'Annie Tunic' I'll make the pattern in several sizes.

The ‘Annie Tunic’ I’ll make the pattern in several sizes.

Another tunic top which I will make up into a sewing pattern

Another tunic top which I will make up into a sewing pattern

Making a quilt

Making a quilt

A few more of my fabric prints

A few more of my fabric prints

Had a play setting up props

Had a play setting up props

Some of my fabric prints

I just wanted to pop up a few photos of some of the fabric prints I’ve designed. I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with them, several friends have bought pieces to work with and it’s been such a thrill. I’m getting a little following which is also exciting.  I hope you like them and please feel free to leave any kind of feedback.DSCN1711

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Vintage aesthetic is my thing at the moment. All those hours watching ‘Downton Abbey’, Jane Austen anything, ‘The House of Elliot’, ‘Jane Eyre’ etc have actually been useful as well as escapist! I’m also heavily inspired by theart  work of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant at their home ‘Charleston’ in East Sussex.