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{Fabric Friday} From an Old Chocolate Factory in London…

Another new klt:fabric stash is ready to be shared. I just received my new order of hand printed fabrics from Helen Rawlinson and they are just as I had hoped they would be, bright, graphic, bold, and gorgeous. Helen has a studio in an old Chocolate Factory in London where she creates and prints beautiful textiles. I was lucky enough to have stumbled upon Helen’s work this last fall over at papernstitch

I love these little peeks into Helen’s studio. You can find this picture along with a great interview here. Helen is particularly known for her lamp shades and Sayer is lucky enough to enjoy one them in his room (which are quite tricky to photograph by the way).

Helen is a mom as well as an artist which may be another reason that I love to make things with her fabrics. She is very aware of child safety laws and prints with same non-toxic inks that are used in England’s elementary schools. Creatively collaborating is something that I truly enjoy and I feel by making things with Helen’s fabrics, I get to do just that. Here are some of my favorite Helen/Kristin plushies.

I can’t wait to get started with my new idea for these fabrics. Receiving them this week was  exciting. So, stay tuned for more creations inspired by the momma in London who makes beautiful things in an old chocolate factory.  Happy Fabric Friday!
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