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Pattern Play: Garden

Trees and shrubs, critters and animals, flowers and leaves – they are important in any landscape – and fabric stash! The following are new fabric ranges that have been released in the first two months of 2020. FreeSpirit Garden Fabrics Distributed in Australia by XLN Fabrics www.xln.com.au One Mile Radiant by Anna Maria Horner Anna […]

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Getting to know Nerida Hansen

Recently you launched the May Gibbs collection. How did that come about? The licensors for May Gibbs contacted me early in 2019 and asked if I would be interested in licensing her art. Of course I was absolutely honoured and jumped at the chance. I was so excited to work with the fabulous young textile […]

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Designer Stitch & Quilt: Adjustable Multi-Purpose Creative Station

The Designer Stitch & Quilt Creative Station is distributed by Baby Lock Australia. Baby Lock is famous for inventing the first domestic overlocker in 1967. Since then the initial design has evolved, with amazing new technology being added, such as air threading and coverstitch. Embellishing and Sashiko machines have also been added to the range […]

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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 […]