The Daily Stitch


Floating World by Umbrella Prints now in stock

The fabulous Australian design team of Amy Prior and Carly Schwerdt, better known as Umbrella Prints, have a gorgeous new organic cotton collection called Floating World and it has finally made its way to our shop. Heaven! Fans of Umbrella Prints will be pleased to know we also brought back the three designs from last year’s […]
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Happy Australia Day sale!

In honour of Australia Day, all of the patterns and fabric we stock from Australian designers is on offer this weekend! Save 10% with code AUSDAY2013. Our Australian designers include: Megan Nielsen, whose new Briar pattern just came out! Cake Patterns, whose Tiramisu knit dress has been flying off the shelf! Saffron Craig, who has […]
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An interview with Umbrella Prints’ Amy Prior and Carly Schwerdt

Today I have an interview for you with Amy Prior and Carly Schwerdt, the brilliant duo behind the Australian textile house Umbrella Prints! Amy and Carly create beautiful hand screen printed fabric printed on organic hemp/cotton base cloth as well as organic quilting cotton collections. We just can’t get enough of their bold designs and […]
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New in the shop: Elephants Love Water

So much brilliant fabric comes out of Australia and I’m delighted to be able to bring some of it to you! Our newest arrival in the shop is Elephants Love Water, the latest mini collection from Australian designers Umbrella Prints. This limited edition mix of gorgeous, elegant and bold pattern is the company’s first collection to be […]
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A word about our sewing and knitting kits

I love a good kit, don’t you? See something you want to make and it’s all there in one shopping swoop. But kits can have a dark side too. Oh yes. You could end up with something you already have. Or too much or too little fabric for your size. And that’s no good. I […]
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Little stone flowers dress

This adorable dress is a sweet pairing of the Little StoneFlowers print from Umbrella Prints and the Family Reunion Dress from Oliver + S. As I write this the weather in London is a practically balmy 9 degrees, so I feel well within my rights to write about spring dresses! Umbrella Prints is a cool […]
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