Hello 2019 – we hope everyone is feeling refreshed after the break! We know it can be hard staying motivated after taking some much needed time off, so to help keep everyone on track with making 2019 a year full of creativity we’ve launched a brand new range of textile designs that feel summery, fresh and timeless. Introducing our Palamporia Collection.
When embarking on designing a new range we found ourselves being drawn to the intricately detailed and beautiful tradition of Palampore textiles. These textiles were common across India during the 18th century and often featured hand-painted and hand-dyed designs depicting botanic motifs.
The creative process began by collecting gorgeous reference imagery and local flowers to draw from, and then illustrating the motifs in pencil. A warm colour palette was then selected inspired by colours commonly found in natural and vegetable dyes, such as indigo and turmeric. The painting of delicate floral motifs using water colours then became a worthwhile labour of love.
When putting the textile designs together it was important to mimic the undulating nature of the inky textures with interesting use of negative space and organic placement of elements. In some of the designs that have a more formal layout, the curved lines and water colour medium helps to give them a free-flowing feel.
The Palamporia Collection puts a contemporary spin on the tradition of Palampore textiles, providing a pared-back style with a limited colour palette. The play between lovingly painted details and crisp negative space shows its versatility. We can see these prints working well for both fashion and interiors applications. Gorgeous summer dresses and linen pants, and fresh feeling bedding and cushion covers spring to mind. We’d love to know what sort of projects you think these designs would be perfect for so please get in touch! Designs are available in our Fabric Shop now.
Purple & orange is not an obvious colour combo but the mix of the deep purple and warm orange makes for a beautiful colour contrast. Purple promotes peace of mind, harmony of emotions and contributes to stability while orange radiates warmth and happiness.
You can find the colours purple and orange in our Tribal Sunset fabric. If want you fabric colours to be perfect, no problems. We offer colour matching services. We can either colour match to provided Pantone colour or physical swatch.
Find more color inspiration on the Digital Fabrics Pinterest page
Curious on what coral can do for your mood? Coral represents positive life force, energizing, flexibility and desire. Colours can communicate so much and instantly set a mood, generate an emotion and inspire people to take action.
Coral is also the main colour in our latest addition to the fabric shop called Coral in the Clouds.
And with the different fabric options available at Digital Fabrics, this beautiful fabric can be used both for your next sewing project, swimwear or home decor ideas.
If want you fabric colours to be perfect, no problems. We offer colour matching services. We can either colour match to provided Pantone colour or physical swatch.
What does coral inspire in you?
Once upon a night surfing on Pinterest we spotted one of Australian Artist Lisa Madigan artworks and after seeing her other work we knew we wanted to share her beautiful art.
Madigans artwork’s are filled with emotion, texture and so much beauty.
Images from LisaMadigan.com.auhttps://www.digitalfabrics.com.au/lisa-madigan-australian-artist/
This months colour inspiration is all about the colours of summer
Image source: Gray Malin, Au Jour Le Jour SS15, DF_1026, DF_0124
Colour trend colours of summer
This Months colour picks have been inspired by the blue shades of Glaciers
Image source:Kate Friend, Erdem Resort 2013, DF111, DF104 (to view our print collection please contact us through our website)
This Months colour picks have been inspired by vibrant summer salads
Image source: Nicole Franzen Photography, Sophia Bush wearing Monique Lhuillier, DF107, DF100 (to view our print collection please contact us through our website)
This Months colour pick have been deliciously selected, pastel candy colours reminding us of hot summer days and being refreshed by delicious sorbets.
Image source: earrings Kendra Scott, pineapple, DF_066, Bikes, DF_085
This months colour trends are all things pastels and blush.
These colour’s leave us dreaming of a love filled spring, which should be around the corner.
Image source: Ziadnakad.com, Eleleturkey.com, DF062CW1peony lace by Digital Fabrics, DF052CW1Open bloom by Digital Fabrics
There is a defined thought of summer in our minds, as we get shivering all day long in our studio. But in dreams of heat, before it gets too hot and sticky, we want to give an admiration to this season with these cool tones.
Who knows we might be back to these colours in coming summer, to cool ourselves down.