It’s all a Bloom during our Nature Trail in our Secret Garden…

We’ve clearly got a thing for flora and fauna at Dashwood, as have you because you’re loving our nature inspired collections and snapping them up before we’ve barely time to get the shipments into the studio and out to our stockists!

And so we’ve been gathering some amazing examples of how to to use three of our latest collections Bloom, Secret Garden and Nature Trail to inspire you. Not that you need any more excuse to get your hands on the latest collections!

First up… Bloom!

Bloom Dashwood Studio

Mini quilt by @joanne333jones on Instagram

Bloom Dashwood Studio by Nikki @theochiltree on Instagram

Bloom zippy purse with linen panel

Bloom Dashwood Studio

Bloom quilted cushion

The Very Secret Garden

Secret Garden Dashwood Studio

Use this handy guide to match our Secret Garden prints to our Flurry colours!

Secret Garden Dashwood Studio

A few more of the wonderful props made for our Open weekend . Tipi Tots, Helen May @madebyhrm and Bree Lucas.

Purse by Emily @LoveStrawBerryPatch on Instagram

Purse by Emily @LoveStrawBerryPatch on Instagram


Secret Garden Dashwood Studio

Secret Garden quilt by Emily @lovestrawberrypatch made for our open day!

Our Secret Garden tepee went down a storm at our open day!

Our Secret Garden tepee went down a storm at our open day!

And finally, a little Nature Trail

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Gorgeous Nature Trail dress by Kelly @jackandmeganuk on Instagram

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Embroidered deer detail by @robotmomsews on Instagram

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Crochet detail dress by @luluferris on Instagram

Another pretty dress using Nature Trail, this time by on Instagram

Another pretty dress using Nature Trail, this time by on Instagram


Have you used any of our fabrics in a recent make? Tag us @dashwoodstudio on Instagram so we can see, repost and feature you on the blog

Made With Dashwood – August Round Up

August is a quiet month here at Dashwood Studio, as we take our summer holidays and get ourselves ready for the autumn, new collections and shows.

But, the makers, stockists and sewists who love our fabric have not been resting. Oh no! You’ve been crafting and stitching up some beautiful items over the last few weeks.

Most notably using our new collection Nature Trail by Bethan Janine. It’s always a special moment seeing the fabric turned into a beautiful piece of clothing or product – its the fabric coming to life!

So without further ado, here’s the latest Made with Dashwood round up:

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Girl’s Dress and Shorts using Nature Trail’s Border Print by Lulu Ferris

heidi's den nature trail cushion Scatter cushion using bunnies and summer forest prints from Nature Trail by Heidi’s Den

sarah hedgar hexies

Fussy cut hexies using Nature Trail by Sarah Hedgar at Pretty Fabrics and Trims (we can’t wait to see the full quilt!)

  Lily and Giraffe Dress

Lily and Giraffee Nature Trail Skirt Nature Trail Girl’s Dress with button detail and matching skirt by Lily and Giraffe

rachel jarvis nature trail quilt

Nature Trail Handstitched Baby Quilt by Rachel Jarvis

Flurry Quilt Colourful Flurry Quilt by Sarah Lou Sews

curlupepz dress

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These two gorgeous girl’s dresses were made using the Secret Garden collection and made by Curlypepz

Cuckoos Calling Quilt

This bright and colourful Cuckoo’s Calling quilt was made by Robot Mom Sews

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Making jam and preserves this summer? Make covers using Flurry and Petite Street like Stevie Textiles!

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Poolside tote using our September Blue collection by Paula Spranger

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It may be a few months away but it’s great seeing our Winter Wonderland advent panel made up! Thanks Poppies and Polka Dots

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More Christmas makes! This time a Christmas placemat and tree skirt using both Christmas Wish and Christmas Dreams, by Jo Avery at My Bear Paw

If you’ve been making with Dashwood Studio fabric and want to be featured in a Made With Dashwood round up, please tag @dashwoodstudio in your Instagram pics or share them on our Facebook page!

DIY Street Life Washbags

We’ve been fans of The Crimson Rabbit for a while now. Debbie is an artisan and blogger with a penchant for yarn and fabric and we knew she’d be the perfect candidate to turn our Street Life collection into something practical but beautiful.

And she delivered! Just take a look at these beautiful Street Life Washbags!

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Aren’t they great?! We love how roomy they are and the way she’s contrasted the patterns and the zip colours – and when you open them up you get a sneak peak at another print!

If you want to learn how to make these washbags for yourself, head over to Debbie’s blog for a full and detailed tutorial (another thing we love about Debbie, she breaks down all her DIYs into super clear steps with loads of pictures!).

Once you’ve made them, all you have to think about it is what will you put in them?

Made With Dashwood: Spanish Makers Special

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:

Zalez Shop 

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:

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 Filo Bianco

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:

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 Alex Tilalia

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:

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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:

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Lulu Ferris

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:

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Have you spotted any Spanish designers and makers on Instagram or elsewhere? Share them with us in the comments!

An umbrella teadress, a mushroom waistcoat and Grandma’s Suffolk Garden Hexie Quilt

Ooh there’s so much Dashwood maker inspiration flying around the blogosphere at the moment. We’re seeing so many crafty DIYs and tempting tutorials using our fabric, and it is making our hearts sing!

Today, we thought we’d share some of our favourites with you – a gorgeous umbrella teadress, a child’s mushroom waistcoat and one of the most beautifully paper pieced hexie quilts we’ve seen using Dashwood fabric. Let’s dive in:

The Ultimate Dress For The Great British Weather

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Just look at the perfection that is this gorgeous #madebyme dress by Sarah over at A Million Dresses. She’s taken one of the feature prints of our Rain and Shine collection and turned it into this easy everyday little number. Read her full post to discover the pattern she used and get a glimpse and the shoes she paired with the outfit!

A Cute Mushroom Waistcoat For The Little Person In Your Life


Got a spare 1/2 meter of our mushroom print from the Wildwood collection left over? Then why not whip it up into this snuggly cute waistcoat for a little person like Artemis at Junkaholique did for her daughter. We love how she modelled her new wardrobe for her Mum, go read the full post to check out how much she had.

Grandma’s Suffolk Garden Hexie Quilt


This hexie quilt tutorial by The Crimson Rabbit is drool worthy and we’re a little bit envious of how quickly Debbie pieced this beauty together. We love how she took the Suffolk Garden collection and turned it into this modern, yet whimsically traditional quilt – making all the individual prints shine. Read the full post for her amazingly detailed tutorial.


Have you made something delightful with our fabric? Leave a comment and a link and we’ll feature it on the blog!