Monthly Archives: March 2016

Primordial, iridescent New Lipari

Lipari2016_range_ruched1 (2)

New Lipari perfectly captures the primordial beauty of the Aeolian islands. Its luminous colours mirror cobalt seas, lush greenery, pink bougainvillea and shimmering sun; a beauty shot through with dark, fine-grained volcanic rock and black sand.

The rich, soft drape of this 54″ wide fabric with its black warp and 18 lustrous wefts offers you distinctive, iridescent jewel tones to work with; see what inspired Oakshott Fabrics to create this collection.

Designers are describing this collection as:
‘luscious’ ‘dynamic’ ‘stunning’
New Lipari is available as cut lengths and in a choice of pre-cut packs, including Fat 8ths, Fat Quarters, Half Metre Blocks and 5” Squares. The 5″ Labelled Sample Swatch comes with a £5 Gift Voucher – now there’s temptation!
And if it’s inspiration you need, then look no further than our selection of Quilting Kits, created exclusively for us by some of the world’s leading designers.
Lipari-pack-group1

Saturated colour

Feast your eyes on sumptuous woven textiles from rising star of UK textile design, Margo Selby. Margo’s trademark three-dimensional fabrics result from a combination of innovative hand-woven constructions and industrial machinery.

Rugs_HR_crop Upholstery_HR_crop

Margo’s work is sometimes described as ‘quilterly’ and her love of saturated colour fits right in with our own ethos. So, up until Monday 4 April 2016 (9.00am UK time) you can claim 20% off Margo Selby products by using the coupon code OAKSHOTT at the checkout on www.margoselby.com.* If you haven’t got to this post until after that date you still need to check out her fantastic range of furnishing fabrics, bedlinen, jackets, scarves, rugs, towels, throws, art, and her famous cushions:

Cushions_HR

*Furniture, carpets and the Osborne & Little collection are excluded from this offer. See offer on Oakshott website.

Purple Days

Purple combines the calm stability of blue with the fierce energy of red. It’s often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury and power. Purple can represent wealth, creativity, wisdom, grandeur, devotion, peace, mystery, independence and magic.

We love designer Helen Howes’ use of purple in her Interpolations 3a / Inpurpleation Quilt (shown here in progress):

Interpolations3a-Inpurpleation_in-progress_HelenHowes

If you’re inspired, read the story behind her design and to make the project download the pattern from Helen Howes Textiles.

To celebrate the UK’s Mothering Sunday on 6 March 2016 we are offering 20% OFF selected purples up until 9am UK time on Monday 7 March. Use the promotional code MUM16 at the checkout when you purchase any of these selected purples from the Colourshott collection (just click on your chosen swatch to shop):

COTX15_Colourshott_Iris_corner_180 Iris COTX15COTX49_Colourshott_Atlas_corner_180 Atlas COTX49COTX50_Colourshott_Electra_corner_180 Electra COTX50

2016 MAQF Best Use of Color

Congratulations to Mary Menzer who won ‘Best Use of Color’ for ‘Quilt it Wright’ in the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival, February 2016.

“This is my all Oakshott quilt inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. I love my Oakshotts!  Thanks for making a great product.”

MaryMenzer-MAQS-Winner

… and thanks Mary for making such great use of them.

Read all about Mary’s making journey and get some fantastic tips from her great five part description at  FairlyMerry blog where she describes her whole improv process, piecing, threads, basting, quilting, re-jigging, binding, and so on.