New Collections Sneak Peak: Twist, Mori Girls & Cotton Candy

If you follow us on Instagram you’ve likely seen a few sneaky peaks of some of our upcoming collections. But in case you haven’t (or you just want to see them again because they’re just so tempting) then we’re giving you a sneaky peak of 3 collections hitting our stockist’s stores very very soon.

TWIST

First up, we have a new co-ordinate collection called Twist, to compliment the other collections and to support your sewing projects. Flurry has been the staple co-ordinate for Dashwood fans since we launched over two years ago, so it seemed about time to bring another pattern into the mix.

Twist Dashwood Studio

Twist Strike Offs In From The Mill

Currently available in 6 fresh colours, Twist will be with our stockists in the next month or so, ready for you to add to your (every growing…) stash! View the full collection here.

MORI GIRLS

Jilly P has been busy designing a really cute Dashwood collection called Mori Girls, inspired by a Japanese cultural style of ‘forest girls’. This collection features whimsical Mori girls, cute dogs and florals in a modern Eastern style.

Mori Girls Dashwood Studio

Mori Girls Strike Offs

Mori Girls Dashwood Studio

Mori Girls Collection Sheets

Mori Girls Dogs Dashwood Studio

Mori Girls Dog Print

Mori Girls is on the website now for you to look at, and we’ll be interviewing Jilly P very soon on the blog. It’s due to be stocked later in Autumn, so keep your eyes peeled for exact dates soon!

COTTON CANDY

This is a super sneak peak of Cotton Candy, the latest Dashwood Studio collection by Susan Driscoll. It’s not even up on the website or back from the mill with strike offs, but we know just how much you guys LOVE geometric prints, so we couldn’t resist giving you a taste of this collection coming this winter.

Cotton Candy Dashwood Studio

Cotton Candy Collection Sheets

Cotton Candy Dashwood Studio

Cotton Candy Collection Sheets matched to our Twist co-ordinates

Which collection are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments!

 

Flurry Fabric Feature

Our Flurry collection started life off as just 6 colours to compliment our early collections, but has grown to over 20 colours in the last 2 years! So, we thought we’d bring this pattern to the fore today and show you how you can use Flurry fabric in your sewing projects – as a compliment to other patterns but also as a feature fabric.

But first, let us introduce the full Flurry collection properly:

As you can see, it’s a playful dotty print which compliments a whole range of projects and there’s colours to blend with all our collections.

And, we’ve recently introduced the multi-flurry and reverse flurry colours to mix it up a little:

So how can you use Flurry in your projects? Here’s a round up of some of our favourite makes using Flurry:

chevron1.jpg Tanja from Lila’s Fabric Shop used Flurry to create this fresh and bright quilt. She shared these photos and close ups with us so you can see how the construction of the chevrons in detail. She even used the navy Flurry to bias bind the edge of the quilt.

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Another Flurry quilt we want to share with you was recently featured in our Studio Open Day (middle quilt in the pic below!). It was made by Nicolas Ball and again, uses Flurry as the main event, this time with grey and black solids:

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Here’s a close up of one of the Flurry Hazel Hedgehog cushions which also featured at our open day. They were made by Sandra Cassidy.

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Lulu Ferris made this cute Cuckoo’s Calling clutch with the blush Flurry to compliment:

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Elaine Diggins made thisfabric basket using Rain & Shine and our Multi Flurry. She followed one of The SewingChick’s  patterns to make it:  Screen Shot 2015-07-09 at 17.13.37

Finally we have this simple summer dress made by Lidea Coudre which we stumbled across on Instagram. Isn’t it lovely? Screen Shot 2015-07-09 at 17.13.51

So having seen the array of Flurry colours available, and some of the fab Flurry makes we’ve featured, what ideas do you have for using our Flurry fabric in your upcoming projects? Tell us in the comments!

New Collection: Secret Garden by Wendy Kendall

If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll already have seen a sneaky peak of our newest collection, Secret Garden by Wendy Kendall.

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Wendy is a firm favourite with our Dashwood fans, having already launched two successful fabric collections with us – Petite Street and most recently Retro Orchard. Secret Garden is a playful collection with lots of bright colours.

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It’s a nod to British garden staples including, bunnies, birdhouses and blankets of native flowers.

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SGND 1123 – bunny

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SGND 1121 – birdhouse

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SGND 1124 – mini crayon

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SGND 1125 – butterfly

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SGND 1122 – crayon floral

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SGND 1126 – ditsy floral

The collection is released later this month (June 2015) and so will be hitting our stockist’s shops very soon! It also co-ordinates really beautifully with some of our latest flurry colours – great for projects that need a complimentary pattern.

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Do you like Wendy’s new collection and what will you be making with Secret Garden? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

New Collection: Street Life

Street Life by Jessica Hogarth

Have you seen our latest collection Street Life by Jessica Hogarth?

Street Life is Jessica’s first fabric collection for Dashwood Studio and is a quirky and sophisticated collection based on the hustle and bustle of a city. From aerial views of the streets to parks, phone boxes, crowds and trees, Jessica combines the urban and natural icons of city life against a bright yet muted palette. What do you think?

Here’s all the individual prints from the collection:

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STLF 1102

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STLF 1104

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STLF 1105

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STLF 1107 - Red

STLF 1107 – Red

STFL 1107 - Teal

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The collection will be available from our distributors very soon, and we’ve already had some of our crafty team make items using the first few meters of fabric we received from the mill, including this fantastic quilt by Karen Lewis:

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What do you think of the collection? Is it inspiring you to get creative and do you have any ideas of what you would like to make with the fabric?

Sneak Peak of our new collection Rain or Shine?

Last week we received the production samples of Steph’s new collection Rain or Shine? which is due out later next month. Seeing the prints come into the studio just made us smile, it’s such a fun collection!

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The collection page is now live on the website. The fabric will be available in the usual cotton but we are also going to offer the umbrellas print on laminate too. This is a first for Dashwood, which we are really excited about!

We’ll be featuring more of this collection as it gets closer to launch, but what do you think the sneaky peak we’ve shared with you today?