Those of you who will have followed The Homemakery for a while will know that we LOVE Dashwood Studios! It feels like they have been around for longer but Dashwood have only been up and running a year, recently celebrating their first anniversary. With 8 collections under their belt so far, it really has been a remarkable year for them and the next year is set to see even more fabric releases as original designers return with their second collections, and as they welcome brand new designers to the Dashwood family!
On Sunday, Dashwood had their open day and it was a great opportunity to catch up with David, the Creative Director and brains behind Dashwood Studios, and check out the gorgeous creations made with one of their recent collections Retro Orchard:
I love using fabrics around the home and covering seats is a really quick and cheap way of making over a chair, the Retro Orchard fabrics really work well in a kitchen setting.
How cool are the fabric covered placemats. Such a great idea!
Such a clever idea to cover a table with fabric, it really looks striking in the Seedlings print
I love this striped quilt featuring all the Retro Orchard prints. Sometimes you jsut want a quilt to really show of the fabrics and using large pieces of fabric in a stripe formation really does that.
Cute lampshade and apron.
A few things from the Christmas Wish collection. The reindeer garland is actually made by one of my amazing customers Julie who creates the most fabulous fabric garlands. I thoroughly recommend checking out her Facebook page for more of her creations!
The advent calendar is a special panel from the Christmas Wish collection, it was already on my to make list but having seen it in real life it has been bumped up the list, they do say its ok to start Christmas Crafting in July right!!
For the dressmakers amongst you, you might be quite excited to hear that Dashwood will soon be adding a range of cotton lawns to their fabric line. The first fabrics up for the lawn makeover are the these two lovelies from the September Blue range. Wouldn’t they make the perfect dresses, or how about a Sorbetto top or two? Scrumptious!
As for new collections, David was kind enough to let me give you a sneak peek at two of the upcoming ranges!!
First up….Bethan is back!!! Bethan Janine designed the amazing Wildwood collection featuring those ever so popular foxes and toadstool prints and I’m so thrilled she is back with her second collection for Dashwood, Cuckoo’s Calling. Featuring birds, wheatsheafs and cuckoo clocks in a Mint, Navy, Hot Pink and Orange colour palette this really makes for a perfect late summertime collection and should hopefully be with us in August.
Another Dashwood regular is Phyllida Coroneo who designed Dashwoods first ever collection Enchanted Forest. Fly Away features a modern take on folksy floral prints in a very cool, Lime Cornflower, Mint and Grey colour palette. Again set for an August release date
I think these two new upcoming collections make for a very promising start to Dashwoods second year and I look forward to sharing further collections with you as they are released!