ThistleandFox

Quilting Fabric, Illustration, Handmade Homewares

Upper Orara, Australia · 740 Sales

ThistleandFox

Quilting Fabric, Illustration, Handmade Homewares

Upper Orara, Australia 740 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(205)

Announcement   Handmade Homewares, Macrame, Designer Fabric & Custom Illustration. All my fabric prints are illustrated by me using pencil, watercolor and digital mixed media. I'm an Australian illustrator with a passion for print patterns, textiles, macrame and embroidery. All of the designing, sewing and handcrafting is done entirely by me. Fabric & Gift wrap printing is taken care of by my trusted print partners in the USA, Berlin, UK & Australia.

New to Etsy? This will help: www.etsy.com/au/help/article/34284153742
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Thistle and Fox is all about illustrated fabrics inspired by nature, vintage and retro patterns and fairy tales.

➤ FREE SHIPPING!
For all FABRIC & Giftwrap paper orders. More info on my blog: thistleandfox.blogspot.com.au

I'm an AUSTRALIAN ILLUSTRATOR & DESIGNER | Fabrics & Paper Supplies Printed in the USA, Made to Order & Ship from USA | Handmade items ship from Australia. Any questions? Please read my shop policies or contact me

➤PLEASE read the full description of my items & allow plenty of time when ordering gifts as your order may have a long production time before it can be shipped. Thank you

MADE TO ORDER
➤ Fabric
➤ Gift wrap
➤ Cushion Covers
➤ Tote Bags
➤ Baby Play Mats & Quilts
➤ Cot & Bassinet sheets
➤ Change pad covers & baby blankets
➤ Can't find what you're looking for? Ask me if I can make it for you


Q ➤ Can you ship to where I live...?
A ➤ If you don't see your country in the shipping list, please contact me with details of what you would like to order and I will reply with a shipping quote, thankyou! Some changes to fabric shipping are now in place. Free shipping may not apply if you live in the UK and some areas of Europe - there may be a VAT on fabric orders.

PLEASE READ OUR SHOP POLICIES www.etsy.com/au/shop/ThistleandFox/policy

Discover more about Thistle and Fox
➤ www.thistleandfox.com
➤ instagram.com/thistleandfox
➤ www.facebook.com/ThistleAndFox

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Wholesale & Custom Fabric Design

>>> Yes I am happy to discuss wholesale opportunities. Please note my prices for fabric are already at their lowest and no further discount can be offered

>>> Please get in touch if you would like to collaborate on an illustrated design for your own shop or handmade products.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 11, 2017

Handmade Homewares, Macrame, Designer Fabric & Custom Illustration. All my fabric prints are illustrated by me using pencil, watercolor and digital mixed media. I'm an Australian illustrator with a passion for print patterns, textiles, macrame and embroidery. All of the designing, sewing and handcrafting is done entirely by me. Fabric & Gift wrap printing is taken care of by my trusted print partners in the USA, Berlin, UK & Australia.

New to Etsy? This will help: www.etsy.com/au/help/article/34284153742
____________________________________________________________________________________

Thistle and Fox is all about illustrated fabrics inspired by nature, vintage and retro patterns and fairy tales.

➤ FREE SHIPPING!
For all FABRIC & Giftwrap paper orders. More info on my blog: thistleandfox.blogspot.com.au

I'm an AUSTRALIAN ILLUSTRATOR & DESIGNER | Fabrics & Paper Supplies Printed in the USA, Made to Order & Ship from USA | Handmade items ship from Australia. Any questions? Please read my shop policies or contact me

➤PLEASE read the full description of my items & allow plenty of time when ordering gifts as your order may have a long production time before it can be shipped. Thank you

MADE TO ORDER
➤ Fabric
➤ Gift wrap
➤ Cushion Covers
➤ Tote Bags
➤ Baby Play Mats & Quilts
➤ Cot & Bassinet sheets
➤ Change pad covers & baby blankets
➤ Can't find what you're looking for? Ask me if I can make it for you


Q ➤ Can you ship to where I live...?
A ➤ If you don't see your country in the shipping list, please contact me with details of what you would like to order and I will reply with a shipping quote, thankyou! Some changes to fabric shipping are now in place. Free shipping may not apply if you live in the UK and some areas of Europe - there may be a VAT on fabric orders.

PLEASE READ OUR SHOP POLICIES www.etsy.com/au/shop/ThistleandFox/policy

Discover more about Thistle and Fox
➤ www.thistleandfox.com
➤ instagram.com/thistleandfox
➤ www.facebook.com/ThistleAndFox

————————————————
Wholesale & Custom Fabric Design

>>> Yes I am happy to discuss wholesale opportunities. Please note my prices for fabric are already at their lowest and no further discount can be offered

>>> Please get in touch if you would like to collaborate on an illustrated design for your own shop or handmade products.

Lauren Kelly

Contact shop owner

Lauren Kelly

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(205)
Jess Graham

Jess Graham on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Such a GORGEOUS cushion. Far better in real life even than the photo! Such attention to detail and beautiful colours! I absolutely love it! Not to mention that the owner is the most absolutely gorgeous person to deal with, so professional and just a lovey person. The packaging? Exquisite! I've never seen such attention to detail. The entire process was so great and I'll be sure to order again soon! Also, check out her artwork, she's fabulous!

Jess Graham

Jess Graham on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The cushion covers are exceptional! Not only are they amazing quality, with beautiful colours and detail, but the way they arrived, the efficiency of the whole process, the owner's brilliant personality to deal with and the most gorgeous packaging I have ever seen, complete with stunning artworks by the owner, made this an extremely pleasant experience that I will be repeating very soon! I cannot recommend it more!

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Updates

Organic cotton knit is gorgeous & oh so soft! green_heart
Layby your baby's play mat with this deposit and pay by installments while I create your custom order
Restocked! This beautiful cotton rope is made in Australia so I can handcraft these gorgeous plant hangers just for you
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About

Custom Illustrations and Fabric Pattern Design

At Thistle and Fox I'm all about illustrated fabrics inspired by nature, vintage and retro patterns and fairy tales. Thistle and Fox is a one woman show. I'm a young Australian illustrator with a passion for print and pattern design.

Thistle and Fox began in 2011 with the first fabric designs I created from a watercolor sketch of falling feathers and a tiny flying sparrow. I am always designing, dreaming and making things with fabric and thread. Ribbons, lace, buttons and embroidery... I love it all!

When the shop opened I had only a few handmade girls dresses and was working with felt and fabrics to create plush animal toys while studying pattern making and advanced sewing skills.

Since 2015 I've been focused on surface illustration, being particularly drawn to designing fabric prints for crafting, quilting and fashion garments. Romantic watercolour florals, botanicals, delicate pencil drawings, cute animals, kitsch and retro inspired, modern geometric prints and vintage style designs... I cannot stop the flood of ideas!

I recently moved into my newly renovated and converted 1950's timber garage/studio work space. I hope to be working on many new designs this year and adding some exciting new product lines to my shop in 2017 including my cotton rope plant hangers and wall hangings that have come about after I revisited the macrame skills I learned as a child in primary school!

Join me on Instagram for behind the scenes sneak peeks and special things no one else gets to see!

♥ instagram.com/thistleandfox/
♥ facebook.com/ThistleAndFox

Shop members

  • Lauren

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Packaging, Shipping, Customer Liaison Officer, Artist

    I design everything for Thistle and Fox and create all my handmade items from my original fabric prints. From my studio, I source materials, collaborate with print labs and sew samples to test new designs and develop ideas. I am a self taught artist

Production partners

  • Print Lab

    United States

    Print on demand homewares. I chose to work with this company as they produce high quality print on demand products for independent artists. For my USA based customers this can speed up order processing significantly.

  • Digital Textile Printer

    Durham, NC

    Offer print on demand services for fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap. I chose to work with this company as they produce high quality printed fabrics including organic cotton fabrics and they are committed to supporting small businesses like mine.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jul 11, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Fabric Orders

Can I get a fabric pattern I like in another color? Can you change the scale of the design for me?

Yes to both!
I am happy to make simple adjustments to colors or the scale of any of my existing designs. You'll need to contact me BEFORE checkout to arrange any customization.
Once your order is placed the fabric will begin printing in as little as a few hours so it will be too late to make changes to the design scale.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Fabric & gift wrap orders are not gift wrapped but are carefully packaged and sent to you direct from our printing partner in the USA.

I gift wrap all orders being sent from my Australian studio using recycled tissue paper or brown paper with pretty tape, ribbon or vintage linen string.

If your order is intended as a gift please make a note during checkout and I will do my best to include a little extra tissue paper, gift card or something to make the parcel really special!
I'm always happy to include a personalized card with a handwritten note if your order is being sent directly to the gift recipient.

Wholesale availability

Contact me with any wholesale questions. I'd love to hear from you!
I can accommodate wholesale orders of cushion covers, tote bags, jewelry or a myriad other handmade products.

✔ FABRIC WHOLESALE - BULK ORDERS ONLY

If you would like to order larger quantities, I am happy to make a special listing for you. Order 20 yards or more and receive 10% off. This can be any number of designs but must be ordered in a single transaction.

Please note that orders of more than 8 yards of a single design can not be printed in a continuous length. Contact me for further info

Care instructions

✔ FABRIC

For all fabrics, except those containing silk, Machine wash warm or cool on a gentle/delicate setting, using phosphate-free detergent. While testing prototype fabrics I usually use a natural eco-friendly washing powder, a gentle or regular cotton wash machine setting and temperatures up to 40 degrees C. I don't own a dryer as I like to make use of the free energy from the sun but if you live somewhere where a clothes dryer is necessary, use the cooler or gentler settings.

For silk and silk blends, it is best to hand wash in cool water using a gentle phosphate-free detergent suitable for delicates. Do not soak your silk fabric! Dry in shade and preferably flat or without using pegs which may damage or warp the fibers.

Care instructions

✔ JEWELRY & Hair Clips/Combs

My jewelry is made from recycled vintage metals and new glass beads. All metals are lead & nickel free so they are safe to wear against your skin but to keep them looking shiny & new it is best not to wear them while swimming and keep them in a dry place when not being worn. You can clean the metal parts by rubbing with cotton wool or soft cloth dipped in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and salt. It will remove tarnish and make them just like new again! Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly after cleaning.

This method works best on raw brass and copper. Metals that have been given an antiqued or burnished treatment (the comb part of the hair accessories) are best cleaned with a damp soft cloth.

Can I sell items I've made using your fabrics?

Yes, of course you can! You are buying fabric from an indie designer but its just like buying fabric from any store (only much much better!), its yours to use as you wish for any project, either for yourself or for your shop.

I always appreciate a mention as the print designer (though its not a requirement!) and I really love to see what you create when using my fabrics so get in touch with a pic or link to your finished projects or products. Discovering a photo of my fabrics being used is a highlight of my day!

Fabric Turnaround Time & Shipping Info

With a portfolio of over 1500 designs it is impossible for me to keep all my fabrics on hand in my studio in Australia so every yard you order is printed to order and shipped directly to you from my printing partners in the USA and Berlin.

If you live in USA, Canada or Australia (for example) your order will ship from the USA. If you live in Europe, your order will likely ship from Berlin.
Fabric ships for free at this stage, though some orders via Europe may incur VAT fees. Check with your local customs office. Customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer.

✔ Regardless of where your order will be shipping from, you will always deal only with me, the fabric designer and owner of Thistle and Fox.

Custom Macrame Wall Hangings & Plant Hangers

I first learned macrame as a young girl and have recently begun experimenting with this interesting craft again. I have a small range of Made to Order plant hangers and occasionally create one of a kind wall hangings.
If you would like a custom made plant hanger or wall hanging, please get in touch with details about what you would like, the ideal size & your shipping location. I am happy to provide a quote & estimated production time.

Organic Cotton Fabrics

Yes, there are certified Organic Cotton fabric options available in my store.
When placing your order you will need to select a fabric type from the drop down menu & you will find the organic cotton fabrics noted in the list.
Please note that Organic Cotton fabrics are WIDER than the standard preview image shown so there will be more print repeats across the width of the fabric.

Cot & Bassinet Sheets - Made to Measure

I am happy to create custom orders to fit your special bassinet or cot mattress. Get in touch with the dimensions of the mattress and the type of fabric you are interested in having the cot sheets made from.

Example: "My baby's cot mattress is 75cm long x 65cm wide x 10cm deep and I'd like the sheet/s to be Organic Cotton Sateen in your Blue Wren print. Order would need to be shipped to the USA"

I will reply and provide a quote within 24hrs of receiving your message.

Thanks!