Yay! So excited to finally share my next fabric collection, PAINT, for Windham Fabrics with you. As a designer apparently you just learn to sit on your hands and endure the waiting. I designed this line in September and sent it to Windham. We had some back and forth and it was done by October. And ever since I have waited as we go through the process of strike-off’s and color correcting and then ultimately they send me fabric.
I’ll let you in on some insider secrets during this week-long blog party and I’ll share the work of 15 of my crazy talented designer friends who sewed shockingly fab projects with PAINT. I’ll link to their sites each day. Most days there are two designers so make sure to leave a comment on both of their sites! Leave a comment to be entered to win a charm pack of PAINT for yourself!
April 9 April Rhodes
April 10 Sally Keller + Julie Goldin
April 11 Shea Henderson
April 12 Ramona Burke + Jenny Kelly
April 13 Sam Hunter + A Vintage Fairytale (Staci Barrett)
April 14 Rachael Gander + Erica Sage
April 15 Karen LePage + Tia Curtis
April 16 Shelly Figueroa + Fabrications2b (Bonnie Bobman)
PAINT is now selling to shops so tell your favorite local shop to place an order with their Windham rep. The line ships to stores in July/August.
“The PAINT collection celebrates creativity and expression. As a creativity enabler, Carrie intends to help you Celebrate your inner artist™! The collection includes bold, playful prints inspired by a painter’s tools. Color wheels, paint swatches, paint brushes and other collaged images create an artful pastiche of sewing possibility. Carrie loves to make something from nothing. She showcases up-cycling and recycling by creating her imagery from brown paper bags, paint swatches and colorful newsprint. PAINT tells the truly inspiring story of stepping into a creative life. Additionally, we are pleased to rerelease her wildly popular Newsprint in three color ways.”
Our first featured designer of the blog party is April Rhodes. Lovely April is known for her simple, elegant sewing patterns for chic, easy garments like the Riding Peplum she made with my Weave print. It is stunning and flattering and so easy to wear with skinny jeans! LEAVE A COMMENT APRIL’S Facebook page HERE TO BE ENTERED TO WIN ASOME PAINT FABRIC!