Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fiona Dalton

This week Carly and I went to visit our friend & colleague Fiona Dalton!
Fiona is of course one of our special judges in the Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition 2013 and is mentally prepped to help choose this year's Judges Award prize in just over a week folks!

Fiona is a wonderful crafter and author of blog and book Hop Skip Jump & is now co-owner of a new fabric shop in Adelaide created with her lovely business partner Jane. The Drapery is a welcoming space where you can buy a range of beautiful fabrics including organic cotton knits, linens, cotton voiles, shot cottons; as well as printed fabrics by the likes of Nani Iro, Echino, Liberty and Umbrella Prints; it is also a space where you can learn how to sew and be inspired.

Fiona has sewn with our fabrics before (see below and in her book) and has the most incredible sense of texture and attention to detail.  If you own one of her handmade toys you are a very lucky person as they are soo beautiful.

We had a lot of fun catching up for a chat and checking out all the latest scissors, sewing patterns, threads and creations as well as taking a few snaps in the soft bright light.  We can't wait to see what Fiona chooses as her favourite Trimmings Competition entry on the 7th of June.


  1. I can't wait to see the entries! Thanks for your lovely words. Great to see you both the other day. xx

  2. Love love love her book! Looking forward to seeing that everyone has created for the trimming competition :)

    1. Thanks Lamina! We are a bit lucky we get to peek!xxx

  3. Oh, I am such a fan!! Have loved Fiona's style for years and we are v. lucky to have one of her monkeys living here with us. Rosie says 'Hi' Fiona! ;-)

    Cant wait to see what the judges decide ...