Thursday, July 14, 2011

a new fabric design in the works ...

This week I've had some time to start turning some of the ideas in my notebooks into actual designs. The abundance of carved wood, ornate stone buildings and the influence of art nouveau in Spain has featured heavily in  my sketches. This is a sneaky peek at the design I'm working on at the moment ...


This design is at the final tweeking stage. When I get to that stage, I print it on to some paper backed fabric (just through the computer printer) in colours I'm thinking about. I always find a need to feel it and drape it all over the place before I decide whether to go ahead with handprinting yardage. This one is nearly there. If you haven't already, sign up for my newsletter (top of the column on the right under "about me") and you'll be the first to know when it is released. I'm thinking fresh new colourways in pale blue and cool green ready for spring ... thoughts?

In other news, the Yardage Design SHOP is now OPEN again. I will be back in Australia on the weekend, so orders will be posted from Monday. Early birds will snag a few left-over bargains!

More creative spaces here.

19 comments:

nicole said...

Ooh those colours do sound nice and fresh!
Definitely know what you mean about the draping about, I have the same tactical needs :D

Ruth said...

That fabric looks gorgeous! I'd love to see the finished article!!

Amanda said...

Love the colours and intrigued by the design.

trudi@maudeandme said...

new colours sounds very "springy". Look forward to seeing more.

lamina@do a bit said...

It's looking really lovely from what I can see :)

Amy said...

gorgeous! the colours are so fresh and lovely

Vic said...

Tease!

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

Oh i love it already and I can't even see the whole design!

Jennie said...

I love the sound of those colours!
Looks brilliant so far!XX

Tania said...

Blue and green sounds lovely and fresh for Spring. I love the look so far, can't wait to see more.

Yana said...

those colours are beautiful and the design looks good as well :) looking forward to the release :)

Jodie said...

Here in ballarat, we are still very much thinking winter...greys, charcoal..

Looking forward to some blues and greens !

Jackie @ craftonmymind said...

Tantalising - can't wait to see the finished product!

Naturally Carol said...

I think it would be georgeous in an orangey tone too..just like some of those beautiful moorish buildings you've been showing us in Spain!

june at noon said...

Looking very promising, Nic! I'm excited to see all the ways your travels will inspire your work.

Tammi said...

Those are perfect spring colours!

The Handmaden said...

Ooh, looks intriguing!

lisa stubbs said...

looks fab! and the colours sound great! and thanx for your lovely supportive comment, it made me laff xx)

designed to a T said...

Lookin good, can't wait to see the whole design and colours!....T