New fabrics old design.
Strawberry Field print is back and even better as craft panels.
I uploaded it all into BlueBerry Ash store today. Go and have a look at these newly hand printed precious. What do you think? Did I put my silk screen to a good use? What would you create using these? Let me know your thoughts and you might get a little surprise in your mail box (already sent) 🙂

hand printed fabric

Many things happened last week. But the biggest thing was… me being featured on Etsy,  in Featured Designer article. It’s still kind of dreamy to me.

How many Etsy articles I have read? Many. And always wanted to be featured there too, even long before I started BlueBerry Ash. And here I am, on Etsy’s front page. I am so thrilled! It’s my first big online media coverage!

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And look what I have spotted the night before in the latest issue of Real Living, Australian home decor magazine. My Knock Knock cushion cover! First magazine! Yay!

All of this requires a little dance in celebration.

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My Creative Space

After participating at an inspirational and intoxicating Shibori workshop on Sunday that was held at the Powers House Museum and run by Pepa Martin and Karen Davis from Shibori , I’m working on a new type of project again! Experimenting and making new products.

these indigo pillow cases I have dyed at shibory workshop

Last night I dyed silk/cotton fabric, calico and lace to make large scarfs and pillow cases. I will try to finish all off today as soon as fabric is dry. Can’t wait to show here the finished product!

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I am absolutely amazed with the whole process of fabric dyeing: techniques itself easy and quick, colours are bright, not much colour mixing involved, however there is plenty of room for colour experimentation. And there is no right or wrong in fabric dyeing (well it’s my point of view), not like in screen printing where things have to line up and you have to be accurate and precise. With fabric dyeing you are free to make mistakes!

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My Creative Space

I had big plans for this morning: get up early, finish pillow cases that I have started last night and complete everything that is on my to-do list for today, but ahhh… the rain, miserable weather kept me in bed longer, I know the is not the weather to blame, but sometimes it’s nice to blame something else and not yourself. Anyway hours later than I planed I have finished my pillow cases. Now it’s time for shop update 🙂

hand printed fabric

hand printed fabric

hand printed fabric

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P.S  I am having a market this Saturday from 8am to 1 pm in Leichhardt, last market for this year.

I am sharing stall with Asako from Piggledde, please come and visit us if you are not scared of the weather 🙂

Here is the details Orange Grove Market ,

Cnr Perry Street & Balmain Road, Leichhardt, 2040

See you there!

My Creative Space: giveaway contest

Today at My Creative Space I decided to host a giveaway contest!

I have never done it before and I really hope that you my readers will enjoy it.  I do put lots of love and thought into my work, the fabrics that I carefully selected for this contest are some of my favourites and popular by demand.  And I am sure the winner will love them too. It will be a delightful present for any crafter or sewing enthusiast who truly appreciates handmade. All fabrics are hand screen printed on 50% cotton, 50% linen base cloth. The Winner will receive fabric pack of three including:

“Huts” in Pebble Grey 50X70 cm

“Chained” in Persimmon 50X45 cm

“Oriental Swirls” in Deep Ocean 80X20 cm

To enter giveaway you simply need to visit BlueBerry Ash Facebook page, press the like button on BlueBerry Ash page if you like the page and leave your name under “Giveaway Fabric Pack Contest” post.

Please leave your name once only. Giveaway open to anyone who would like to have this lovely hand printed fabrics! The results will be announced Thursday next week at 9 pm on AEST.

To see other Creative Spaces please go here, maybe somebody else is hosting a giveaway too!

My Creative Space

Wow , between creating,  reorganising and cleaning my house for in laws arrival, this week has passed so quickly,   It’s time for Our Creative Spaces again! I decided to share what I am working on, a few things actually. Africana designs that’s in the developing process can be seen on my mood board, when I finish I am thinking to send the  designs for digital printing,  as I want to use a lot of colours in this collection and will be impossible to screen print it in that many colours.

There is other collection I have been spending time on that has been inspired through my love of Asia. I am mesmerised by oriental decorative arts, under its influence I have been sketching different motifs that would come to my mind and use those drawings in feather patterns development. The collection is nearly ready a few little touchers and its will be ready to print. Stay tuned!

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