5 Questions with Sue Gibbins

Get to know Sue Gibbins, designer of Tiny and Wild. Her artistic Whimsy and fluidity really caught our eye and makes such lovely fabrics!

“I’ve lived in a variety of exciting places including Thailand, Honduras and Philippines. I currently live in less tropical England in a pretty little village between Liverpool and Manchester. My surroundings, nature and travel very much inspire the designs I create. My artwork typically mixes graphic shape and hand-drawn line and ink brush detail using bold colour palettes. The vibe is happy, vibrant and oftentimes nostalgic.”

Now in Stores | Tiny and Wild by Sue Gibbins

Tiny and Wild is inspired by shy birds hiding in the vegetation, pollinators zooming around, dainty flowers with the most delicate details, and juicy fruits hidden in the hedgerow. Looking closely at nature is fascinating. As they say, it’s the little things that bring the most joy.

Diagonal Zip Pouch by Cloud9 Fabrics {variation}
Time Warp Tote by Thread Riding Hood {free project!}
Girls Dress – New Look SO957

Get to Know Elizabeth Olwen

Elizabeth’s newest collection with Cloud9 Fabrics is Stardust, which was inspired by our deep connections to each other, to nature, to the cosmos.
 Elizabeth Olwen is a Canadian print-and-pattern designer and colour enthusiast living in Lisbon, Portugal. She creates highly considered patterns and illustrations infused with heart and soul, with the intention of spreading beauty, of amplifying joy. Inspired by the world around her—from dense Canadian forests, to the colours and tiles of Lisbon, and her abundant spiritual and  travel adventures in the life in between—Elizabeth’s meaningfully-made artwork is driven by the desire to leave something beautiful behind with every step she takes, while being gentle on this beautiful planet that nurtures and inspires her so much.

Check out Stardust here!

Now in Stores | Stardust by Elizabeth Olwen

Stardust is a super groovy and sparkly quilter’s weight collection inspired by our deep connections to each other, to nature, to the cosmos. It’s a celebration of nature’s many magical forms, a world where rainbows talk to flowers and we take our cues from the moon. A world where everything, and everyone, is made of stardust.

Cubism Quilt by Cloud9 Fabrics {free project!}
Bottle Gift Bag by Cloud9 Fabrics {free project!}
Poolside Tote by Noodlehead

Get to Know Kate Merritt

5 Questions with the Designer of Spring Riviére

Kate Merritt is an English Designer/Illustrator living with her family just outside of Paris.

Her career started in London as an art editor, designing magazines, and illustrating children’s books.

She took a year sabbatical to live and experience the culture in Paris, fell in love with the city and decided to stay. She’s been there 10 years now and loves every minute (isn’t that dreamy?!)

In more recent years she has discovered the joy of surface pattern design. Kate has designed three exciting fabric collections for us and has also recently launched a cushion range for HomeSense UK.

Get to know Kate Merritt as we showcase her latest range with us, Spring Riviére, which encapsulates her strolls along the Riviére Marne.

Check out Spring Riviére here!

Now in Stores | Spring Riviére by Kate Merritt

Spring Riviére was inspired by the beautiful River Marne where Kate lives in France. She loves to go for walks along the river to seek floral inspiration for her patterns, and immerse herself in nature.

Ebbing Quilt by Cloud9 Fabrics {free project!}
Vintage Handle Hobo Bag
Neckroll Pillow
Geranium Dress by Made by Rae
Womens Blazer – New Look 6035
Jon & Janie Romper by Tie Dye Diva
Open Wide Zippered Pouches by Noodlehead

Now in Stores | Creatures Great and Small by Beck Ng

This collection is a celebration of all the creatures, no matter how great or small that we share this world with. It’s also a reminder that we all have a part to play to protect these living creatures for generations to come.

Phoebe Bag by Rebeka Lambert
Girls Dress – Simplicity 6039
Drawstring Fish Bag by Cloud9 Fabrics {free project!}
Mexican Tiles Quilt by Michelle Engel {free project!}
Summer Day Top by Made Everyday
Weebraw Bag by Laura Cunningham

Get to Know Cassidy Demkov

Questions with the designer of Flora

Cassidy is an artist and surface pattern designer living in Salt Lake City, Utah. She enjoys designing intricate floral patterns and illustrating lovely art inspired by her love of traveling, flowers, animals and vintage things.

Flora is Cassidy’s 4th collection with us. She continues to impress us with her vintage flair and her attention to detail.

View Flora here!