Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bird in Paradise/ Hearts

Bird in Paradise, in storm boy blue, Umbrella prints

Bird in Paradise, detail in bambi, Umbrella Prints

We received our strikeoffs yesterday! The package gets busted open at the letterbox like a bar of chocolate with a golden ticket in it. And then you stare at it- the culmination of months/years of thought and work in printed form....does it work, do we agree (nearly always) what needs tweaking/lighter/darker/deleting/rethinking/warmer/cooler. I love this process!

Of the 6 colours we tested about half worked perfectly and the rest are shelved for the future.

So above are the two (of three) new colours and the first time we have printed my Bird in Paradise in full meterage on organic hemp/cotton. The print run will be in storm boy blue, bambi and olive. Any second now hopefully....

And...sigh...aint these the yummiest, curviest hearts ever? These are by Carly for Umbrella Prints. This fabric was recently published on the cover of Meet Me At Mike's and will be available in glorious full meterage in the next few weeks. Carly and I have decided Hearts will be in our colours kimono red (featured above), pink moon and storm boy blue.


  1. Love them both, especially the Bird in Paradise. Featuring them on the blog today!

  2. The bird in paradise is amazing for a hand-printed fabric! Thanks for visiting my blog too.

  3. Storm boy blue makes me weak at the knees. I love hearing about your adventures in print. Beautiful work!:)

  4. Amy I was wearing your necklace last night and someone said they loved it - where do I direct them? x Susan

  5. LOVE those hearts. gorgeous blog


  6. Yay!! Receiving strike-offs is so exciting! You should be very pleased...your prints are gorgeous and the colourways are lovely :)

    Thanks for your comment on my blog (way back)...I would LOVE to come to Adelaide too! Are there any special events or markets you would recommend? x.