Screen-Printed Textiles from a Beachside Studio in Sydney
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Founded by UK-born Julie Paterson in 1995, Cloth Fabric is a Sydney-based maker of screen-printed textiles. Paterson prototypes and develops all the designs in her beachside workshop in Sydney, basing her patterns on drawings and paintings inspired by the local landscape. All fabrics are produced in short runs, by hand, in a tin shed in Country NSW; this small batch production method assures that the resulting cloth maintains its distinctive character. Visit Cloth Fabric for ordering information. Above: A glimpse of Paterson's paintings before they are printed onto fabric. Photograph and house visit via The Design Files . Above: A stack of graphic pillows in black and tan fabric. Above: A set of Cloth Fabric pillows in a Sydney home designed by CK Design Studio . Above: The Slate Mohair Throw is all-wool and made in Australia, will not felt, and is soil-resistant; $189 AUD; also available in six other colors . Above: Julie Paterson in a studio tucked away in her Blue Mountains home; photograph and house visit via The Design Files . Above: The Barefoot Berry Stripe Fabric is made from hand loomed cotton in small workshops in rural Sri Lanka by the Barefoot organization. The company employs mainly women dyers, weavers, and needle workers in independent centers around the country. Manufacturing happens on a smaller scale that the women prefer to work at; $77 AUD for a 137cm-wide cut. N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 22, 2010.