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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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Road Test: Pick & Mix Template

  Have I ever mentioned that I love my job? I adore taking a new product and trying it out. I have been doing this for a while now, and have often found it was the simplest-looking items that impressed the most. I love to piece and a multi-function tool is great value. Claire Turpin […]

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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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Pattern & Palette Play – Xmas Woods Fabrics

We’re dreaming of a wild Christmas in July with frosty woodlands yuletide fabrics to lure you into the spirit of the stitching occasion.  Patterns compiled by Janai Velez Top L – R Clockwise: 1. Northcott ‘Spruce Mountain’ 22227-11, designed by Deborah Edwards Northcott Studio. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. 2. Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Blithe’ Dear Deer […]