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Etsy T-T-T-Tuesday: fabrics by Skinny laMinx

If you are a long time reader of this blog you are probably wondering why the name Skinny laMinx sounds familiar. A few month’s back I posted my efforts at her Aunt Betty’s Banana bread recipe. To this day it’s one of my favourite things to make.

Skinny, real name Heather Moore, is a talented lady in her own right. Based in South Africa she is an illustrator and designer who churns out beautiful printed fabrics that are used to make tea towels, napkins or anything your heart desires such as placemats or tablecloths. You will notice that Heather’s designs have a vintage feel – a simple repeated pattern in a bold hue as well as great use of the fabrics natural colour as part of the design. While she takes credit for the design work, the printing is professionally done in Cape Town onto fabric that’s woven in South Africa. I’ve long been a fan of her fabrics and kitchen textiles and hope you like them too.

Colts in Teal Tea TowelColts in teal – tea towel

Part of the Sevilla Rock collection, this towel is inspired by the work of Heather’s friend Peter Slingsby, a cartographer and rock art enthusiast who faithfully photographs and records rock art sites. Also available in other colours and are priced at $12.50 a piece.

Abacus Napkins in CharcoalAbacus Napkins in Charcoal

A medley of hand drawn circles adorns these cotton/linen napkins. The lack of uniformity is charming and makes the serious act of being a napkin that much more casual. They come as a set of four for $30, but if you send Heather a nice note you can order in other quantities too.

Cloud Birds YardageCloud Birds Yardage

Based on an original papercut, this yardage is screenprinted in waterbased inks onto a cotton/linen basecloth. A fully washable multi-use fabric, I must admit that I would love to see this fabric as a tablecloth..(if only I had a dining table!!). $14 a yard is a steal for this carefully designed piece.

Go to Kkinny laMinx’s etsy page to see more great fabric options for your home.

all images by skinny laminx


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