Supporting Independent Surface Art fabric designers. Many of the designers are Australian and the quality and detail in their designs are truly beautiful and often very unique.
Holly Sanders - Artist Bio
Contemporary Aboriginal Artist, Holly Sanders, is a proud Bundjalung woman from the North Coast NSW who is currently based on Yuin Country, South Coast NSW. Through her art, she aims to share her stories, culture and Country in a contemporary way. The patterns of her Saltwater Country motivate her, as do stories from the past.
The colours and patterns utilised in her art are a reflection of her connection to Country and used to develop a modern interpretation of her Aboriginal culture. Painting is important for her identity, wellbeing and expresses the way she understands and respects her culture, ancestors and Country.
May Gibbs Fabrics - Snugglepot and Cuddlepie are a series of books written by Australian author May Gibbs. The books are about the adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, the girl gumnut babies hair, hats and skirts look like Eucalyptus flowers. May Gibbs used the yellow flowers of the Australian Golden Wattle as the skirts and hats for her Wattle Babies, and aged Banksia cones for the Banksia Men who are the villains of the story.
The Scenic Route is the creative project of artist and textile designer Victoria McGrane. Her intricately hand illustrated work is inspired by her love of travel and exploring the amazing landscapes, colours, flora and fauna of Australia.
I love using her fabric for both my children's range as well as the Ladies Reversible Pinafore dresses.
Elise Martinsen Illustrations based in Sydney is the creator of the gorgeous Little Aussie Friends collection featuring six cute little furry friends from downunder. Both the Mint and the Peach colourway have been so popular in my Reversible Pinafore dresses for tourists as well as Aussies.
The Tiny Garden Design Studio - Giraffes, Elephants, Tigers, Leopards and Toucans!
Maria Vashchuk is a surface pattern designer working under the name The Tiny Garden Design Studio. Her studio is situated in beautiful Haarlem, the Netherlands and is surrounded by a garden. She can usually be found doodling in her atelier or enjoying a cup of tea in her tiny urban garden, listening to the songs of birds and observing the life and relocation of local cats community. She creates colorful simple and elegant patterns that warm hearts and make you feel at home wherever you are.
Christie Williams Design - Magpies, Cockatoos, Platypus currently in my range.
Christie is an Australian illustrator and surface pattern designer. Christie in drawing Australian flowers, tropical plants, whimsical birds and nature inspired motifs. She spends her days creating designs for fabric, textiles, home decor, greeting cards and stationery for brands worldwide. Christie says she is lucky to have a beautiful home studio in the lush Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, and often finds inspiration right outside her window from the native birds and surrounding forest and gardens. She is also inspired by the organic shapes of flowers, the unusual and waxy leaves of indoor plants, plus the retro fashions and decor of the 1960’s.