- May 22
I have been woken every morning this month by the rumpus of the dawn chorus. Nature's orchestra not marred by the distant sounds of cars and planes thanks to this extended lockdown. The weather has been glorious. Everyone I know has been enjoying their gardens. Flowers are in full bloom. Birds are nesting. Bees are buzzing.
Our fabric designers look for inspiration from nature. So, to celebrate the Spring splendour I have selected some of our favourite floral designs from the Porcupine Rocks studio.
New to our collection are the stylish sisters from Room 13, who’s fantasy botanicals mix effortlessly with their geometrics.
Botanical drawings burst with flamboyant colour and energy. Florals are juxtaposed with white triangular and circular dotted shapes, adding raw texture to their designs. These designs are available by the meter, as cushions and even wallpaper from our studio.
For a more African feel, Proteas are not only a bold symbol of South Africa they also provide a strong graphic image that have inspired so many prints. Fabricnations ‘After the Fire’ fabric comes in three colourways. Bush fires happen regularly. Destructive as they are, fires set in motion a chain of biological events. The Protea’s woody cones are opened by the heat. This in turn releases precious seeds, thereby ensuring the survival of these magnificent Fynbos.
For a Caribbean villa project we used Ardmore’s Protea Fields fabric for bedroom curtains and the wonderful McCormick Weeks studio hand painted the curtain poles to add a pop of colour against the paired down walls.
Nestled in the heart of the Midlands in Kwa Zulu Natal you will find Caversham Textiles who collaborated with painter, teacher, printmaker Bronwen Findlay to produce a very versatile fabric called Agapanthus. ‘Textiles and flowers are a source of inspiration’ for Bronwen and you can really see the movement of these stunning African Lilies in her designs below.
So whether it be daisies, ferns, geraniums or flowers from your cutting gardens our diverse collection of botanical fabrics can bring the garden into your home.