The more and more we’ve gotten into using Instagram (psst – you can follow us here) to share what’s new here at Dashwood Studio and find out what’s happening in the crafty fabric world, we’ve started to see an influx of amazing makers and companies coming from Spain. Especially those Spanish makers who’re using our fabric to create some original makes.
So, we thought we’d share with you some of our favourite Spanish sewists, and our favourite Dashwood Makes with you – so you can be inspired and follow them too.
Let’s check them out:
First up we have the talented Nuria of Zalez Shop in Seville. Nuria creates handbags and accessories and sells them, along with reams of gorgeous fabrics in her light and airy shop and workshop.
We are crushing on that cuckoo’s calling dress that her client Eva made, and the Street Life wash bag – wouldn’t it make a fantastic gift?
You can find Nuria on Instagram here: https://instagram.com/zalezshop/
We found Laura Picinelli of Filo Bianco when she made this gorgeous satchel using our Suffolk Garden. Laura is a Spanish bag maker, living in Granada, and she sells her designs through Etsy. Laura ships her bags worldwide – win!
Find Laura on Instagram here: https://instagram.com/bolsosfilobianco/
Another independent maker we came across is Alex, who lives in Barcelona and creates a whole host of wonderful items – from quilts and bags to children’s rattle blocks and bibs.
We love how inventive Alex is with our fabric – like combining chalkboard fabric with our sunshine print to make her chalkboard roll up – which you can see below. Her fresh take is a delight to see and she’s inspiring us to think about how we can use our fabric in new and exciting ways!
You can find Alex on Instagram here: https://instagram.com/alextilalila
Minabay speciailise in making clothes for kids around the world. They’re fairly new to Instagram, having only started their account in March – but we’ve seen some gorgeous girl’s clothes made with our fabric so far – including these outfits below.
We especially like the September Blue butterflies outfit – a little shirt top and shorts. They’ve a Japanese feel to them with a bit of a quirky twist with the ruching on the shorts
We’re excited to see what else these Spanish newcomers come up with!
You can follow Minabay on Instagram here: https://instagram.com/minabay_insta/
Laura from crafty Spanish shop Lulú Ferris has already featured here on the Dashwood blog, as the winner of our WWYM contest. Laura made a fabulous pair of PJs using our Suffolk Garden collection (you can the DIY tutorial for the PJs here).
But it’s not just Pyjamas that Laura is adept at making – she is adept at combining our prints with other fabrics to come up with fun and interesting items. Like the personalised bibs and fabric crowns featured below.
We’re also huge fans of her ‘Coachela Shorts’ – these are definitely going to the top of our ‘to make’ list.
Follow Laura and Lulu Ferris on Instagram here: https://instagram.com/luluferris/
Have you spotted any Spanish designers and makers on Instagram or elsewhere? Share them with us in the comments!