Friday, 14 May 2010

Fabric Friday - Heather Bailey

It's Fabric Friday the best day of the week.  Todays featured designer does not shy away from colour and another great example of bold prints. Heather Bailey fabrics evoke thoughts of bright sunny days and vintage tea parties, especially when seen in the back of the classic truck in a picture on her blog!

Heathers life could have taken a very different turn, with plans to be a doctor and even started a PreMed course at the age of 17. Thankfully Heather listened to her heart and started a Bachelors degree in Apparel Design, graduating in 1996. Now she was ready to start her career in fashion by launching Noggin, a childrens hat company. Soon Heather expanded her repotoire and launched Trashy Ties. which have recently been relaunched and are available in Heathers store 

Soon Heather diverted her creative talent to produce her first collection, Freshcut, for Freespirit Fabrics. Her debut collection has since led Heather to design three more collections, Pop Garden, Bijoux and Nicey Jane. These are all fantastic prints that could be used for quilts or dressmaking or any number of projects.  Heather has also designed sewing patterns and a papercraft range which carry strong themes from her textile collections.  All this is acheived whilst being a mother of two children, hats off to Heather Bailey. Another woman follwoing her creative heart and acheiving amazing results, a true inspiration.

Of course I couldn't finish without taking a look at Heather Bailey fabrics being used by other creative people.


PaperPumpkin said...

I love fabrics, and Heather Bailey's designs, too! Thank you for this beautiful Blog Post and for featuring our Push Pins made with this gorgeous fabric! Happy weekend to you! ~Kathy

Knit2getherInLove said...

Love Heather Bailey's designs-
and the opportunity to show my wristlet
featuring one of my favorites!

nikki said...

Fab post! I am a bit of a Heather Bailey addict so rather a lot of my designs are made up of her fabric!
Thanks very much for featuring my apron... I was alreading following your blog so was lovely to see a little pic of my Moomin model!

Nikki x

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