It’s always exciting to see an illustrator and pattern designer’s work break outside of the world of digital designs and prints and into something more tangible. As much as I love prints and patterns rendered on paper, there’s something about having them living and breathing on fabric that always makes me happy. So I was especially excited to hear that Julia Rothman‘s new fabric collection was ready to launch!
“Miscellany” is a series of patterned fabrics Julia is releasing with Cloud9 Fabrics as part of their Designer Series. Based on some of her most recent pattern design work, the collection features a wide range of patterns printed on high-quality organic quilter’s cotton, which is heavy enough for clothing, home decorating and patchwork quilting. My natural inclination is to want to see this on an adorable chair (like Lena Corwin’s vanity chair I’ve been eyeing for years) but I’d love to see this applied to clothing as well. I think Julia’s playful illustration style would lend itself to some really gorgeous dresses and skirts with a slightly retro feel.
Julia’s “Miscellany” collection will be available in fabric shops and interior design shops this July (for $11.95 per yard), but if you’d like to contact Cloud9 for more information (or to sell it in your shop if you have one) you can do so right here. Thanks to Julia for the tip and here’s to more talented designers making the leap from paper to fabric! xo, grace
CLICK HERE to see more of Julia’s collection after the jump!