Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Keep your eyes peeled for three new titles that feature Umbrella Prints fabrics!
A Field Guide to Fabric Design by the lovely Kim of True Up
The Complete Guide to Designing and Printing Fabric by fellow textile designer Laurie
Hand in Hand by the inspirational Jenny Doh of Cresendoh fame (with a feature on how to paint your own lampshades by me, styling by Amy)
And I thought I would pop up all the other books that feature Umbrella Prints fabric too... maybe you haven't seen them?
These are the more recent books out on the shelves, the most recent being the Meet me at Mikes Craft journal (featuring Hearts, Daisy's & FanFlower on the cover!)
Little Artists Handmade by ME! Carly
Meet me at Mikes by the super fun Pip (including a pattern for a sweet book cover by me!)
Meet me at Mikes Crafty Journal also by the fab Pip
And here are some oldies but goodies xx
Quilts Baby by Linda Kopp (the lovely lady who first noticed my work! thanks Linda xx you can find a quilt pattern I designed in this adorable book, featuring Umbrella Prints' first sample fabrics!!!)
More Softies by a bunch of crafty ladies (including me again)
Simple Softies by that bunch of crafty ladies again...yes and me too!
We also know of two other books that feature Umbrella Prints fabric ... but more on those later.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Passport Cover by Precip made with Umbrella Prints Elephants fabric in Starfruit
Wall Clock by Precip in Umbrella Prints Grand Hearts fabric in Bosc Pear
We have a lovely stockist in Singapore called Precip and they have a schmicko new website.
Precip sells a range of our organic hemp/cotton fabrics and a few really nice items made from our fabric; for example wall clocks, stretched canvases, passport covers, brooches and other homewares.
Yvonne from Precip has put in a lot of thought and time into her ranges and always credits us for our work. She has been kind and courteous and always gets our fabrics names and colours correct. I have no doubt that you will receive the same care and attention should you buy from her cute online shop.
Here is Precip's link :) thanks Yvonne xxx
Friday, September 2, 2011
Patchwork II by Umbrella Prints
So far we have managed to share 9 out of 36 new patterns (in 6 colours.. that's 216 options people!!!) that feature with in our PATCHWORK II fabric. Amy and I tried to choose a few designs to sew up two cushions today but the options were endless i tell you ..ENDLESS! a great way to spend the afternoon.
In the end we chose the Bakelite Blue for a cheaters quilted cushion .. the great thing being it can be whipped up in 15 minutes! and then we picked our fave Shimmy Rock Dots in their two sizes and 5 colours to make a real patchwork cushion. So much fun.
The other fabulous thing is that we now need to choose a couple designs to make into full meterage... I am voting for Clover in Static.. but maybe Shimmy Rock Dots or Big Clouds? What do you think?
It will most likely take us the rest of the year to share all 36 designs .. The new colours are Bakelite Blue, Terracotta and Lady Grey & the other three colours are Smokey Black, Momo & Flamingo.
You can buy full metres here (with free shipping)
You can buy half metres here
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Meet old friend Clouds and new friends Big Clouds and Cloud Dots. We are asked for meterage of this pattern all the time but until then they are all featured in Umbrella Prints Patchwork II which will be available later this afternoon in our online shops if we don't get too many interruptions!
The Cloud Dots create a beautiful soft mid-tone and are so teeny-tiny cute up close like little droplets of water waiting to fall from the clouds.