Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Indigo Inspiration

Over the Christmas break, I read (yes, 'read' which is unusual for a design book) Sibella Court's book, Etcetera - creating beautiful interiors with the things you love. I absolutely loved it! Particularly the indigo blue and rustic natural colour palette which forms the basis of our Duckcloth logo and colour scheme.

Lucy from the Design Files has written two posts on Sibella, one here, and interview here. Sibella's Society Inc web site here.

Steph's Sensational Quilt

Steph Bond, who writes the fabulous blog Bondville had this quilt made for her daughter's big bed. It's turned out just beautifully! Love the red and pink combination. Many of the fabrics were sourced from Duckcloth, some have since sold out and some are beautiful prints by Kristen Doran. I also love those paper pom poms. More on those here. Hmmm, it's got me thinking about how you could make them from fabric...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

La Dolce Vita

A little bit art deco, a little bit asian, maybe even a little bit Florence, but beautifully feminine. Dolce is the latest collection by Tanya Whelan. It's printed on a light weight cotton and would be fabulous made into clothing, quilts or cushions. Sweet!

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Ink & Spindle Fabrics

I've recently added these new Ink & Spindle colourways to the store. The Lace Fans at the top is a lovely new design in black on a natural hemp and organic cotton blend. We've had the ginkgo and birch designs printed in these new colourways: a gorgeous contemporary dusty pink and very deep inky blue. I'm really pleased with how they've turned out.
I particularly love the dusty pink colourway (and I'm not a particuarly 'pink' person). I'm having a chair for my daughter's room covered in the Birch Dusty Pink and will post photos when it's done.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Echino Collection

Well it's officially Autumn and the leaves are beginning to turn. Which of course is a nice little segway into these new leafy prints from Etsuko Furuya.

I've recently uploaded the new Echino collection to the store. These ones above are some of my favourites. This whole collection is printed on the linen/cotton basecloth which makes it very versatile.
The Birdsong print, in particular is really lovely. The fun part is deciding which part of the print you're going to use for which bit of your project. I'm currently making a versatile skirt out of the Birdsong green. I'll post a photo when it's done.
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