Thursday, September 27, 2012

Make ALL THE things

It's getting to that time of year when folks are starting to think about gifts for their loved ones, and the best kind of gift is one that you made yourself, right? Especially with fabric that is locally and ethically made and all that good shiz.

If you think like we do, then you'll appreciate the new things we've popped in the shop to assist your creative endeavours!

Sew your own cushion kit + printed fabric of your choice

These cushion kits always seem to sell like hotcakes at our Open Studio events, so we finally got around to listing them in our online shop! The kit includes plain backing fabric, a heavy duty invisible zip and super easy to follow instructions. You can choose any printed fabric from our shop to match.

Three fabric bundle - blues & greens

We've made 5 different colourways of these bundles, each featuring three 45x45cm "fat quarter" pieces. Perfect for cushions or quilting or whatever sewing project takes your fancy.

Three fabric bundle - rust

Three fabric bundle - greys

And last but not least...

Bundle of offcuts

Bundles of offcuts! Always super popular in our studio but kind of hard to list online due to their one-of-a-kind nature. But this time we had enough to make 6 identical bundles, so they're up in the shop! Enjoy :)

xx Lara & Teegs.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


A sale is a great way to say thank you.

It's just a mere 3 weeks to go before Teegs heads off to her Artists Residency in Mexico & we wanted to thank all of you for your support, not just for helping her achieve this life changing goal, but also to each of you who has in some way, big or small, supported us over the last 4 or so years.

We are a part of a welcoming, encouraging & supportive community and genuinely feel like it's thanks to you, our wonderful customers & dear friends, that we get to continue to build our little studio up.


Please use the following discount code: I&S_THANKYOU2012

This small token of our appreciation is valid until midnight Sunday 30st Sept and applies to ALL medium weight, by-the-metre textiles in our Online Shop!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Elissa's Thornbury home

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of visiting the lovely home of one of our customers! Elissa lives in Thornbury with her growing young family, and the windows of 4 of her rooms are adorned with our fabrics as both curtains and blinds! I was so chuffed to see our prints in all these different contexts, and also so glad to meet such a happy customer. It's this sort of thing that gives so much meaning to what we do.

Photos galore below!

Large Birch curtains in the children's room, much loved by the kids!

Kangaroo Paw roman blind in the living room

Flowering Gum curtains in the master bedroom

Leuca roman blind in the spare bedroom

All curtains and blinds made by the lovely folk at Bradley's, of course!

As an added bonus, a friend of Elissa's took all the leftover fabric scraps and turned them into gorgeous cushions and this lovely reupholstered chair! I love that nothing's gone to waste :)

Elissa's Large Birch chair - made from leftover fabric from the curtains

Thanks again so much Elissa for letting me visit your lovely home :)

xx Lara.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Customer Talent #3 Interior Goodness

Here we are again - you bunch of clever clogs, you! More amazingness from our beloved customers.

Jacquie's Leuca piano runner, made by Olivia of Moochie Lou

The absolutely divine Leuca in Black & Greylead - loving this colourway - a current favourite at I&S HQ, for sure. We're both making Duvet covers in this colourway. It's too awesome not to.

Megan's Blue Wren clock

Some gorgeous hand embroidered Wrens, gifted to Megan's mother-in-law.

Leigh's Blue Wrens hall stool and Grevillea armchair

Beautifully re-upholstered for Leigh's home by our friends at Clifton Upholstery. Grevillea in Mustard & Greylead is rolling out the door - we can barely keep it on the shelves! It's so lovely when a new design gets such a strong response, so thank you to everyone who has ordered or commented or emailed. We read them all! :)

Toni's Flowering Gum chairs

Such a great pairing, again with some elegant Mustard. Beautiful work, Toni!

xx Teegs & Lara

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Instagram is great. So often there's a moment in the studio that I just want to capture & share straight away without having to dig out my SLR and d*ck around in Photoshop. So if you're keen to see a little more of what's going on behind the scenes at I&S, you can follow me (@laracameron) or Teegs (@Teegs3) over there. In the meantime here's a few snaps from the last couple of weeks!

Inks & inky aprons; Leuca in Rust & Snow waiting for its second layer; my view every day at the printing table; Blockprint in Persimmon half way there.

Stacey our talented intern prints her stencil cut peacock design; a selection of fabrics ready to be made into a quilt; sewing a new monochromatic duvet cover; custom Large Scale Birch in Moss for curtains

See you on the Instagrams!

xx Lara.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Customer Talent #2

Two posts in one week! Wow. That's because you guys are just so darn talented & we had to show you some more fabulous projects. It seems we're going for a bit of a "carry ALL THE things" theme today!

Gina's Blue Wren baby carrier by Elaine from Babies in Space.

The lovely Gina has a very stylish & beautifully made carrier for Eddie! How snuggly does he look? He's even more adorable in real life - cute baby!!

Blue Wren satchel by Kerri from Ella & Lily.

Kerri came all the way from country WA to have morning tea with us one day & pick out the fabrics she was going to use for her gorgeous range...

Ayden's messenger bag

Made by Rachel in our Trams & Bicycles fabric using Nicole Mallalieu's Laptop Bag pattern.
Rachel made this bag for her darling young man before she packed him off to the city to go to Uni! Hope it's proving perfect for those text books & lappy.

Thank you everyone for sending us through your images, again if you've made something lovely with our fabrics please send us a nice image & we may just pop it up in the next Customer Talent post!

xx Teegs

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Customer Talent

We always have the best of intentions when it comes to blogging about all amazing things our customers do with our fabric. It's one of our favourite things actually - seeing where our textiles end up - after they've been printed and rolled off our table and heat set and packaged up and sent off with the postie. Often it remains a mystery, but from time to time we get a email with a photo and we file it away for one day when we have a spare moment for blogging. Like now.

There's a lot to get through, so I'm just going to show you a couple of things today and will post more later in the week:

Catherine and Daydd's 1960's folding daybed

Catherine and Daydd's 1960's folding daybed

From memory, this Danish daybed has been in Catherine & Daydd's family for quite some generations, and they'd been looking for ages for the perfect fabric to cover it. They ended up requesting a custom print run of our Birch Design in Olive on our 100% Raw Hemp upholstery weight basecloth. The handy thing about the Birch is that it is a "railroaded" print - meaning the trees run from selvedge to selvedge. This means they could cover the length of the couch with no seams!

Susanna's Blinds Dusty Pink Wrens

Susanna's Blinds Dusty Pink Wrens

Susanna's Blinds in Robins Egg Birch (Large Scale)

Susanna's Blinds in Robins Egg Birch (Large Scale)

Another custom order, these fabrics made their way across the ditch to NZ to be made into roman blinds for Susanna's kids rooms. Love how these turned out!

xx Lara.

P.S. - if you have any semi-decent photos of things you've made with our textiles, email them over and we'll attempt to blog about them in a timely fashion!