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Textile Museums of Europe

Europe offers immensely rich and ancient history. If we were to travel there with only the intention of visiting the museums rich in textile history, we would have to travel long distances and it would take many days. Instead, let’s go on an armchair journey right now and enjoy some of the marvellous textiles in […]

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Profile: Danny Amazonas

Internationally known Taiwanese textile artist, Danny Amazonas, began his artistic life as a painter. He had tried his hand at many things including sculpture, floristry and jewellery making, before discovering the joys of working in fabric. Once he moved to fabric as his medium, his work consisted mainly of mosaic patterns with small pieces. In […]

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Pattern and Palette Play: Star Fabrics

Shoot for the stars with your next project and choose these heavenly fabric offerings – stellar designs in twinkling silvers, golds and blues. Compiled by Janai Velez Top to bottom, L-R: Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Wild & Free’ Midnight Roof WFR-146, designed by Maureen Cracknell. Distributed by Craft Project – Charles Parsons. RJR Fabrics ‘Holiday Accents […]

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Pattern and Palette Play: Black and White Fabrics!

Think Aubrey Beardsley art and Cecil Beaton’s Ascot scene from My Fair Lady. Proof that high-style black and white simply can’t be beaten. Compiled by Janai Velez Top to Bottom, L-R: Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Lagom’ Etern Soot LAM-44286, designed by AGF Studio. Distributed by Melbourne Fabric. Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Here Comes the Fun’ Sprayed Doodles […]

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Pattern and Palette Play: Autumn Fabrics

Welcome the coming weeks of autumn with the best the season has to offer – crunchy leaves underfoot, cool breezes, light layers and bolts of golden-coloured fabric! You’ll fall for them. Compiled by Janai Velez Top to Bottom, L-R: Northcott ‘Stonehenge Maplewood’ 22019-36 (Scarlet colourway), designed by Helene Knott. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. (To be released […]

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Pattern and Palette Play: Picnic-themed Fabrics

Time for a relaxed alfresco lunch and some sewing in the Spring sunshine. In keeping with the spirit of the occasion, how about stitching with picnic-theme fabrics? Compiled by Janai Velez Top L – R Clockwise: Penny Rose Fabrics ‘Sunnyside Ave’ Main C7100-RED, designed by Amy Smart. Distributed by Millhouse Collections. Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Fiesta […]

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Pattern and Palette Play: Wild Fabrics

Time to go wild! Let these fabrics transport you to the African plains and a tropical jungle, with fluorescent colours and friendly animal prints. Compiled by Janai Velez Top L – R Clockwise: Sevenberry for Robert Kaufman Fabrics ‘Island Paradise’ RK412912 (Maize colourway). Distributed by Two Green Zebras. Liberty Fabrics ‘Contemporary Classic’ Queue for the […]

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Pattern and Palette Play: Seaside Fabrics

Craving sunset walks along the shoreline? The sight of tumbling waves and distant sail boats? Well, dip your toes into these refreshing ocean-inspired designs. Compiled by Janai Velez Top L – R Clockwise: Northcott ‘Shore Thing’ 22070-42, designed by Lynnea Washburn. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. Riley Blake Designs ‘Pirate’s Life’ Seas the Day C7355-BLUE, designed […]

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Welcome to Bonnie Christine’s Workroom

Creative dreams really can come true if you have the will, skill and initiative. Just look what happened to fabric designer BONNIE CHRISTINE, who is now an international name working out of an idyllic home studio. By Susan Hurley There are thousands and thousands of eager artistic/inventive types out there, keen as mustard and capable […]

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Pattern & Palette Play – Pink and Purple Fabrics: Sugar-Sweet Meets Bold

Pretty pink. Powerful purple. Put them together to pack a visual punch, with a spoonful of sugar to sweeten the deal.  Compiled by Janai Velez   Top L – R Clockwise: Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Wonderland’ Enchanted Leaves Plum WND-2533, designed by Katarina Roccella. Distributed by Craft Project – Charles Parsons. Robert Kaufman Fabrics ‘Swan Princess […]