Print Trend

New Print Designs – Garden Party

Flowers and lemons and popsicles oh my!

During winter it’s just so easy to find yourself drawn to a neutral colour palette and minimal prints. To help unshackle you from the unlikely effects of the cold we’ve launched a new range of playful textile prints which are anything but drab. Introducing our Garden Party collection!

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For this range we wanted to use sweeter than pie motifs, a mixture of neutral and bold colours and a consistently light-hearted theme.The quirky designs all began on paper, using pens, pencils and watercolours to create a variety of textures and lines. The artwork was then manipulated, edited and layered digitally to resolve and polish the designs.

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Figurative designs can sometimes feel a bit too kitsch. To avoid this we combined bold colours with softer hues and mixed both textural and minimal elements within the same design. Negative space was also played around with, and as a result is varied across the designs, as they range from heavily detailed to simplistic.

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The collection delivers a series of grown up novelty prints for the young at heart with whimsical designs and a statement colour palette! Designs are available in our Fabric Shop now! We’ll be keeping a keen eye on what you create with these prints, so get in touch if you have a project in mind!

New Fabric Designs – Wearable Art

We’re very pleased to announce that we can finally share the new prints that we’ve been working on. Introducing our latest designs: Hand Dyed and Green Lily! For these new prints we’ve drawn inspiration from the ‘wearable art’ trend! Whilst the term can be used broadly, when it comes to print design think heavily textured dry brush strokes, pools of inky watercolours, emotive gestures of line and colour and scratchy pencil illustrations.

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To create our first print we experimented with tie-dying techniques to create a watercolour effect. To steer away from the ultra-colourful, psychedelic designs that tie-dye is often associated with, we wanted to create a print that felt more abstract.

The final design chosen was one with sporadic ink blots, plenty of negative space and a softer colour palette of denim blues and muted corals. The design’s organic feel and chosen colours gives the print a contemporary feel that we think would work beautifully for both fashion and interiors.

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With the success of using tie-dyed fabric as a way of creating a repeat pattern we then tried painting directly onto silk using batik techniques. For this print we wanted to create floral motifs that felt looser in their form than those used in our other floral designs.

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The dyes allowed not only for the creation of flowing motifs, but also an inky, spontaneous feeling background. The final design has a free-flowing, tropical quality, and is desperate to be made into gorgeous wardrobe staples such as dresses, trousers and head scarves.

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Digital Fabrics_custom fabric printing_tropical floral design_wearable art_watercolour prints_5Both designs were resolved as repeat patterns by scanning the original dyed fabric, and then manipulating the artwork digitally. These photographs show the repeats designs digitally printed onto our silk-like fabric Dilly, which beautifully maintains the hand-painted quality of the original artworks.

Whether you like prints that are crisp and minimal, or big, bold and colourful, the wearable art trend is certainly one to try! These prints are now available for purchase in our Design Library.

New Fabric Designs for Mother’s Day

We’re launching a new range of prints at Digital Fabrics! It’s been a little while since we brought you our last set of designs and this time we took a different approach to bringing you new prints. Rather than focus on one cohesive collection, we’ve had three artists create three different prints for you just in time for Mother’s Day!

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The collection of prints range from flirty to psychedelic to sophisticated, and feature both hand-painted illustration and digital manipulation. With three very different styles represented, we’re sure there’s something for everyone.

Vanity Fair_Custom Fabric Printing_Digital Fabrics_Novelty PrintsIf you’re needing fresh ideas on what to spoil mum with this Mother’s Day, we’ve got you covered and have put together a few DIY ideas that we just know you’ll both love. A custom made gift speaks volumes, and is guaranteed to be a winner with mum this year!

Sunshower_Custom Fabric Printing_Digital Fabrics_Floral Fabric_Colourful Floral PrintsGot accessories in mind for a mum who always looks fabulous? How about making a gorgeous and versatile scarf? For something bold or bright you might want to use either our Roxy or Dilly fabrics. If you were thinking of something a little more sheer we would recommend our super soft Chiffon.

Woodlands_Custom Fabric Printing_Digital Fabrics_Floral Fabric_Handpainted Botanical Prints_Custom ScarfIf you think home-wares might be better suited, how about a tablecloth? Our Cotton Linen is an absolute dream for a decadent feeling table setting and our Waratah and Panama fabrics are excellent polyester options for durability. You could also make napkins to match! And we can’t forget the ever perfect gift of a stunning, custom-made cushion! It could be the perfect opportunity to try out our new Organic Cotton Canvas that we’re very excited to introduce! Of course our Cotton Linen, Waratah and Panama fabrics are also perfect for cushion covers too.

Sunshower_Custom Fabric Printing_Digital Fabrics_Floral Fabric_Colourful Floral Prints_Custom CushionSo whatever your, or your mum’s style, there’ something here to get you started on any handmade Mother’s Day gifts you might have been thinking about. Let us know how we can help you realise your next DIY textile project!

These prints are now available for purchase in our Design Library!

4 Colorful Kenzo & H&M Prints To DIY For

Who else is excited for the upcoming Kenzo & H&M collection? Kenzo have mastered the art of mixing prints with colors and making it look chic with an international twist. If the Kenzo & H&M collection inspired you as much here are 4 animal print fabrics available at Digital Fabrics Shop that you will love and that you can use in your next fashion design.

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5 Prints for People Who Love Cats | #printsinfashion

Last week’s Halloween Print Fabric giveaway made us clear that you guys love cats! The cat print was the most chosen print which is why we wanted to delight you with more fun prints for people who love cats. And what’s not to love? Both in real life and on print, cats are beautiful to look at and bring a fun factor.

Below you’ll find cat prints inspiration but don’t stop here. Create a design inspired by your favorite animal and print it on fabric, pillows or leggings. The possibilities are endless and Digital Fabrics helps you bring your creative ideas to life!

1. Black & White Cat Prints
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2. Sanderson Cats
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3. Black Cat Pattern
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4. FREE Black Cat Halloween Print
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5. For My Cat Ladies
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5 Animal Print Fabrics to DIY For | World Animal Day

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Today it’s World Animal Day so we’re celebrating it with these colorful, animal print fabrics! Whether you love zebra print textiles or the classic leopard style, we have you covered!

Every year and season, animal prints seem to be omnipresent onto the runway and in the fashion scene. And let’s be honest, animal prints are always a good idea and 10 years from now you will still be wearing them.

We listed our favorite animal print fabrics below available in our Digital Fabrics shop. Let us know what you would DIY with it because our mission is to help you bring your creative ideas to life!

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#printsinfashion | Flower Print Trend

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You an never go wrong with floral prints and according to Michael Kors’ Spring 17 Ready-to-Wear collection, this print is definitely in fashion!

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Use it to to create a beautiful dress like Eryn from Style Sew Me, a pleated bodice circle skirt dress like Oaishe or a chic Spring jacket like Jocy from Pink Chocolate Break. The possibilities are endless and Digital Fabrics likes to bring your creative ideas to life!




Get inspired with these floral print fabrics and shop the floral print trend in the Digital Fabrics shop. All our products are 100% Printed and made in Australia.

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#printsinfashion | Back To School Stripes & Plaid

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If you attended an all uniform school, the upcoming season will bring sweet memories. Schoolgirl jumpers are one of the hottest Fall Winter 2016 trends and what better way to express it than with striped and plaid fabrics?

The beauty of uniforms is that you don’t need to think about what you wear and you simply put it on. And with so many young students going back to school (or soon), creating your a uniform with a unique plaid or striped fabric can be a stylish way to combine book smarts with fashion.

Get inspired with these plaid and striped fabrics. All our products are 100% Printed and made in Australia.

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Plaid Fun in Navy Blue fabric

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What Back To School fabric is your favorite?

#printsinfashion | Strokes of Paint Prints

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Color and artistic prints continue to be on trend. This simple geometric fabric design CUTOUT AQUA will add a touch of elegancy to any space or your wardrobe

All prints can be printed on 16 fabric bases from lycra fabric, chiffon to fleece. Fabric is measured and sold by the meter

What will you make with it?
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70’s Vibes

Are you ready for Australian fall yet? Well its time to get it all together!  70’s print trend in the latest Fall 2015 collections, here are some of our favourite pieces by Zimmermann, Rebecca Minkoff, Elizabeth and James, Ana Sui, Wes Gordon and Kate Spade New York. Which one would you wear?

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Images from www.style.com

 

 

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