The Fabricnation collection includes the following 18 prints. The designs work on a 64cm vertical repeat. Pattern match varies according to print.


AFRICAN ROYALE

A playful African treatment on traditional damask, the royal lion takes center stage surrounded by ostrich fronds, rampant lions and birds.

Fluorescent Pink on grey fabric

1.45m wide

Silver print on grey fabric

1.45m wide

White print on cotton / linen fabric

1.4m wide


VELD

An African savannah rendered in repeat in the style of a 1970s landscape photograph, offering a window onto the great outdoors that is at once expansive and calming.

Veld blue grey on cream

1.4m wide

Olive print on cream fabric

1.4m wide

veld charcoal on cream

1.4m wide


Veld Burnt orange on cream

1.4m wide

veld brown on cream

1.4m wide


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NUMBER 1

A mix of images inspired by the packaging of basic South African household products. Printed on hopsack and natural linen - reminiscent of sacking used to package products in the past.

Navy on natural linen fabric

1.4m wide

Candle blue on white fabric

1.4m wide


CHAMPION

Images from the packaging of basic South African household products have been combined to create a playful stripe – a take on soccer team shirts and traditional striped tablecloths.

Red print on cream fabric

1.4m wide

Navy print on cream fabric

1.4m wide


FOUR ACES

A mix of images, mealies, cards, stars and fish, inspired by the packaging of basic South African household products combine to create a strip repeat evocative of West African textiles.

Orange print on cream fabric

1.4m wide

4 Aces Emerald on natural

1.4m wide


BOKKIE

A reinterpretation of the springbok, inspired by art deco textiles and the South African railways

Gold print on Brown upholstery fabric

1.45m wide

Bokkie grey on natural (detail)

1.4m wide


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MONEY ANIMALS

This textile frees a banknote from its function as a medium of exchange by transforming it into something decorative- as seen when foreign banknotes are taped to the walls of bars and restaurants all over the world. In the new South Africa wild animal iconography replaced controversial colonial figures on the Rand notes.

Purple print on cream fabric

1.4m wide

Money Animals blue grey on cream

1.4m wide

Money Animals red on cream

1.4m wide


SEASCAPE

A west coast wave is rendered in repeat. Evocative of seaside holidays

Seascape turquoise on white

1.4m wide

Indigo blue print on white fabric

1.4m wide


OLD POSTCARDS

A collage of a collection of old postcards from a faded South African past

Black print on white fabric

1.4m wide

Digital (full colour print on white fabric

1.4m wide

Brown print on cream fabric

1.4m wide


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POSITIVE POWER

A floral pattern inspired by late 60s early 70s “folk/hippy” textiles - The flowers that make up this pattern have been created by mutating, collaging elements from a variety of medical diagrams of the HI virus. The viruses (flowers) become weird and wonderful symbols. This fabric honors the courage, dedication and power of all people living with HIV who have grown to live and love – free positive lives.

White print on red upholstery fabric

1.45m wide

White print on dark grey fabric

1.45m wide

Gold print on black fabric

1.5m wide


LILIACEAE

A variation on a traditional botanical/floral print This print investigates the strange succulents that are part of the family, Liliaceae. Printed “with roots” the textile celebrates indigenous South African flora and the healing properties, muti, associated with these plants.

Lichen green print on dark grey upholstery fabric

1.45m wide

Liliaceae chartreuse on linen

1.4m wide

Liliaceae burnt orange on cream

1.4m wide

Black print on cream fabric

1.4m wide


TOILE DU JOZI

The Toile du Jozi design tells the story of an African city rendered in the faded style of a Toile du Jouy fabric but instead of depicting typically French rural scenes it shows Johannesburg (Jozi) street scenes. Urban meets rural, formal meets informal, tradition meets modernity.

Black print on cream fabric

1.4m wide

Blue/grey print on cream fabric

1.4m wide

Toile du Jozi

Red print on cotton/linen
1.4m wide


OUR BIRDS

The format for the “Our Birds” design is based on 18 century ceramic tiles from Bristol. The birds from the original tiles have, however been replaced by South African indigenous birds including the African Hoopoe, the Cape Barn Owl, the Sugarbird, the Pied Kingfisher, the Fiscal Shrike (“Johnny hangman”), the Black Throated Honeyguide, the Stripe Breasted Swallow, the Yellow Eye canary and the Cape White Eye.
Vertical print repeat 0.64m
Horizontal pattern match 1.25m

Grey print on cream fabric

1.4m wide

Bluegrey on cotton/linen

1.4m wide

Dusty pink on cream

1.4m wide

Our Birds mustard on cream

1.4m wide


UMLUNGU PRINT

“Umlungu” is a Xhosa word meaning “from the sea” or “the foam on the sea” and is used in the South to refer to white people. This print shows the boats that brought my European ancestors from across the sea. The shapes of the goddesses, Artemis and Venus are placed in silhouette in front of the boats. 200 years later European and Southern African myths morph.

Vertical print repeat 0.64m

Umlungu Print delft blue on cream

1.4m wide

Umlungu Print black on cream

1.4m wide

Umlungu print seafoam blue on cream

1.4m wide


KOKERBOOM FOREST

This print recreates a Kokerboom forest on a photograph of a landscape where there “Once were Kokerbooms”. The Kokerboom tree, a member of the Liliaceae family, faces extinction - some say as a result of global warming. If only it were as easy to bring real trees back to life.

Vertical print repeat 0.64m

Kokerboom forest charcoal on natural

1.4m wide

Kokerboom forest charcoal on cotton linen (detail)

1.4m wide


PORCELAIN BITS

Porcelain bits displays a collection of ceramic fragments picked up in and around Cape Town and reconfigured into a textile mosaic.

Vertical print repeat 0.64m

Delft blue on cream

1.4m wide

red on cotton linen

1.4m wide

seafoam blue on cream

1.4m wide


KELP FOREST

Kelp Forest is an organic stripe depicting the patterning of seaweeds that sweep against the coast of Southern Africa
Horizontal pattern match 1.37m
Vertical print repeat 0.64m

Kelp Forest Emerald on cream (natural)

1.37m wide

Kelp Forest Bouganvillia on cream (natural)

1.37m wide


CAPE TOWN WEAVE

Cape Town Weave is a celebration of Cape Town as WDC2014 and is based on a street map of the city center. Roads, manmade structures and natural features connect as threads, weaving together the patterning of this port city. Four circles show the places where I have had my print studio (over the past 30 years) Loop street, Venken Lane (off Long street), Teck road, Woodstock and currently 6 Plein street Woodstock.
Horizontal pattern match 1.36m
Vertical print repeat 0.64m

Cape Town Weave delft blue on cream (natural)

1.36m wide

Cape Town Weave (black on white)

1.36m wide

Cape Town Weave brick on cream (natural)

1.36m wide



Please note: Screen colour is not a true representation of print colour*