Tuesday, 24 March 2015

New folk fabric design

Sometimes I make a new fabric design from the embers of some old designs and that's what I did last week when I created an American style folk fabric.

A few years ago I designed some Amish people cut & sew kits which I think I only sold one of, the idea was to make a family group and string them like bunting.

I took some of the design elements from the kits and worked out a pattern repeat and then picked a selection of muted colours for the range and these are my results.

I've already had some cotton samples back from print which I'm quite pleased with and I think this one will be nice for kitchen textiles, aprons, patchwork etc.

Another design just finished is a mish mash of lots of other elements, butterflies, embroidered flowers, vintage postage stamps. birds. I'm thinking Hawaiian shirts with this, maybe because the sun is shining on me today!


Rustic Vintage Country said...

I'm really liking those!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Your designs are always brilliant Sally, such amazing colours too! :)
V x

Shaheen said...

I am a sucker for anything butterfly, but I am loving the postcard and bird addition too. The Amish binging sounds fascinating, shame you sold one, perhaps UK is not the right audience, perhaps need to target US.