In keeping with the theme of my last post, you may enjoy learning about some of my favorite independent textile designers who sell afforable handmade fabric (often by the yard) on Etsy. If you have any to add to this list, please email or comment below so I can edit this post to include them. :) I don’t want to leave anyone out!
Everyone loves Aunty Cookie, including me, so I have to include her in the mix. I adore her work, fabrics and trims alike. She’s amazing.
A Stitch in Dye creates hand-dyed and patterned fabric that you can either purchase by the yard or as quilts, coasters, pillows, table runners, even custom projects. If you are attending the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn, NY this month, you will have a chance to meet the maker and view these gorgeous fabrics up close and personal.
Creature Comforts wrote about Kalla today and so I have to include her in this round up (Ez always finds the best!). Hitomi Kimura is Kalla, a Japanese textile designer based in Japan who designs and hand prints her fabric using water-based ink. I really adore this work.
Pippijoe is an independent designer with background in interior and landscape architecture based in Australia. She makes hand screen printed designs using using environmentally friendly inks on 100% hemp or hemp/cotton mixes that feel like linen. Stunning!
Of Paper and Thread is another favorite of mine. Danielle is a textile designer who freely shares the entire process on her blog. I really like that she sells her fabrics by the meter, you can make whatever you want from roman shades to a bench cushion.
If you love ethnic prints and patterns from India, Saffron Marigold is your shop. They stock everything from shower curtains to duvet covers, pillow shams, sheer curtains, and beyond. They design their own fabric and their artisans hand block print it in small lots. These tab curtains are so pretty for $23!
Bianca van Meeuwen of Hollabee is based in Australia but a native of the Netherlands, her Dutch heritage evident in her design aesthetic. Her clean modern designs are fresh and cheerful. Bianca designs the fabrics herself and has them hand screen printed by a professional screen printer in Melbourne.
Have you heard of Maramiki? She’s new to Etsy and based out of Chicago. I really like her screen printed floral designs, they look great! Welcome to Etsy Maramiki!
Here’s a few more textile designers who sell their own fabrics on Etsy. Just think of the projects you can work on with these lovely goods!
- Cicada Studio (Thanks, Dr. Andy!)
- Lara Cameron, though she just moved her shop I still want to include her since Etsy is where I purchased fabric from her last year. (Thank you for the reminder Bolt and Frolic!)
- Jan DiCintio just told me about her store called Daisy Janie, along with the work of textile designer PataPri, whom I love and forget to include in this list so thanks Jan for emailing me!
- Miko Design in the Netherlands, thank you Erika for sharing your company with us, love your nesting dolls!
I’ll gladly add to this list if you’d like to email or comment below with your favorites.
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