Australian Textiles

Find out what's happening in Australian textiles. Here we feature new textile designers, and all the new collections of established Australian textile designers.

Cloth Fabric

Lampshade in Cloth Boardwalk

I love this little scene in the May issue of Home Beautiful magazine. The lampshade is covered in Cloth's Boardwalk Charcoal fabric and embellished with some crochet flowers. Love the Megan Park cushions too! In fact, I love everything by Megan Park...
Upholstered chair in Ink & Spindle Fabric

Before Birch. After Birch.

I love a before and after photo. Of anything really. Renovations, botox, weight loss.... So, here's a little chair that's actually gained weight and style. I picked this up ages ago on eBay for $3.50 and had it reupholstered in Lara Cameron's Birch print in Dusty Pink fabric. I'm really pleased with it! It lo..

New Organic Cotton and Hemp

We've recently added some new beautifully textured hemp and organic cottons to the store. These ones above are: Hemp and organic cotton stripe indigo Hemp and organic cotton denim indigo Hemp canvas natural The canvas is quite heavy at 350gsm and could be used for upholstery or other projects where you nee..

New Ink & Spindle Fabrics

I've recently added these new Ink & Spindle colourways to the store. The Lace Fans at the top is a lovely new design in black on a natural hemp and organic cotton blend. We've had the ginkgo and birch designs printed in these new colourways: a gorgeous contemporary dusty pink and very deep inky blue. I'm rea..
Kristen Doran Hummingbird skirt

Kristen Doran Hummingbird Fabric

Apparently, a hummingbird's brain makes up 4.2% of its total weight (the largest proportion of any bird). Of course, that would explain why this hummingbird skirt looks so smart! It's made from this Hummingbird fabric by Kristen Doran. Also available in olive and blue (below). Both are printed on a nice versatile c..

New Shannon Lamden Fabric and Pattern

I've recently uploaded this new apron pattern by Shannon Lamden into the shop. It works really nicely with the new colourways (above) in Shannon's Letterhead fabric. The Letterhead print would also be fabulous in a skirt or a panel in a skirt for a spot of industrial chic! Mmm, very Melbourne. ..
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Kristen Doran Cuckoo Clock Panels

These new Cuckoo Clock fabric panels from Kristen Doran are just gorgeous. You could turn them into many different things, but I think they are perfect for a statement cushion to sit on an armchair. The ideal backing fabric would be the organic cotton canvas in red (above). Red is hard to match but ..

Yesterday’s Fibre, Today’s Fashion

We have these gorgeous new fabrics from the Ink & Spindle studio now available in the store. They are hand-printed in Melbourne on either a linen/cotton blend or a hemp/organic cotton blend. These natural fibres work so well with hand-printing and really add to its textural appeal. I'm going to use the red Wren..

New Designs from Thea & Sami

New from Brisbane designers, Thea & Sami (who write a great blog here), these gorgeous floral hand prints. The black is printed on cream hemp/organic cotton and the red is printed on the most beautiful soft, textured natural linen (image doesn't really do it justice). These are home decorating weight fabrics, so..
Winter nest DIY ottoman

Winter Nesting

One of our lovely customers, Jacky from Sydney, sent me these photos of two ottomans she had made up using the Kristen Doran Winter Nest fabric panels. They are absolutly gorgeous! Thanks Jacky. ..

Ingrid Anderson Textiles

4 million. Yep. That's the population of New Zealand. On the world stage we Aussies know that our Kiwi friends box far beyond their weight when it comes to the good stuff in life, like food, art, fashion and design. So, I'm thilled that we have recently started to stock these hand-printed textiles from Kiw..

The Cut Cloth

We've just started to stock fabrics from the new Western Australian label The Cut Cloth. I just love the beautiful, muted colour palette. I keep thinking about how it would be just perfect in a beach house, or any modern Australian style home. If you're not a sewer, but like the fabric, you can buy cush..

New Australian Designs

Lots of new stuff in the shop including some gorgeous new stuff from the Aussie girls. Here are some of my favourites... The last two are printed on hemp/cotton and 100% hemp. I'm madly in love with hemp at the moment. It has such a gorgeous textural quality, a little more earthy than natural linen, b..

New Prints Charming Fabric

The ladies from Prints Charming have done it again. The new collection, 'Two Young Street' is fresh, fun and fabulous! It is ideal for children's clothing and quilting...

New Kristen Doran Fabric

We've just uploaded some great new Kristen Doran prints to the store! The top two red on white are on light weight cotton and the bottom two are on medium weight cotton. The gorgeous owls are perfect for kids clothing and bedroom accessories. Use the lily pad print to whip up an original cushion or tote bag, or get in..

Super-Tute!

Looking for a great tutorial and some inspiration to go with it? You must check out Lara Cameron's fantastic reversible journal/notebook cover tutorial right here. While you're there, check out this post where Lara showcases some beautiful lamps...