We have two new fabrics listed.
Both jungle fabrics,
they could not be more different!
The first is an interesting fabric with
toucans and parrot parakeets or budgies.
Shown with colorful tropical leaves,
they make a splash of color.
The background is a pattern of line drawn jungle leaves,
done in light grey.
Our other new fabric is a bold
jungle tiger fabric.
This has an ambush of tigers peering out
from a tangle of jungle leaves.
I think these two fabrics are interesting from an interior design and decorating point of view. They offer some things to consider when choosing a fabric for use in your own environment.
One of the things people complain about is how large the patterns and scale of home decorating fabrics has become. As people built houses with Great Rooms,and furniture got bigger, the fabric companies kept pace, by making the scale of fabrics and the repeats bigger and bigger.
But, there are a few issues with this. First, with very large repeats, there is a lot of waste for many projects. It is one thing if one is using the fabric in a random way. But, if one is centering motifs, or using the repeat for a curtains, not only is there a lot of waste, but one needs a lot more fabric, which pushes up the cost of the project. While the US norm is 27″ repeats, we are seeing fabrics with twice that for repeats. As chair seats and back are not 54″ in depth, or in height, that means one needs a lot of fabric if one is matching all chair parts.
Looking at the toucan/parrot fabric, it does have a large scale- the toucan, with the leaves, is about 13″ tall. They appear larger due to the amount of visual space around them. But, the repeat is only 18″, much smaller than the norm. While this would make nice curtains, it would also be easy to use on chairs and cushions.
I like this fabric as the background of leaves being neutral, lets the birds shine. One can enjoy the birds, without being over-whelmed by rest of the pattern.
I also like the tiger fabric. This has a very tight, busy pattern. The scale is quite small- the largest tiger is about 4 1/2″ long. The repeat is also small- the vertical is only 14 1/2″, making this a pattern that would work anywhere! The tigers have a crisp look, and stand out from the whimsical leaves of the pattern. The dark background makes the whole thing pop!
While this would be great for duvets and cushions, where one could see the tigers up close, I could see this as curtains, where one would get the effect of a jungle, with tigers everywhere!
We were glad to see these two fabrics.
Here are a few of our other exotic animal fabrics.
We only have a few pieces in the remnants with parrots on them.
We do have a number of fabrics with jungle cats.
The classic African animal fabric also has a tiger.
The whimsical leopard fabric is for those that love coral pink!
The monochrome cheetah paisley fabric is as different as can be!
The jaguar jungle fabric is unique.
The line drawn toucan leopard jungle fabric is an interesting neutral,
that blends well with many fabrics.
The most whimsical of the cat fabrics is the
Georgian Victorian exotic animal fabric.
I like the idea of layering one or two fabrics and patterns. I can see the new tiger fabric with the neutral toucan/leopard fabric that is line drawn. Or both the leopard fabrics together as pillows. Think about what you want to live with, but, don’t be afraid of a bit of experimenting!
For these and all of the exotic animal fabrics see the
Exotic Animal Fabric category.
Too see all of the parrot fabrics see the
Bird Fabric category