ThistleandFox

Quilting Fabric, Illustration, Handmade Homewares

Upper Orara, Australia · 641 Sales

ThistleandFox

Quilting Fabric, Illustration, Handmade Homewares

Upper Orara, Australia 641 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Handmade Homewares, Macrame, Designer Fabric & Custom Illustration. All my fabric prints are illustrated by me using pencil, watercolor and digital mixed media. Thistle and Fox is also a one woman show. I'm an Australian illustrator with a passion for print patterns, textiles, macrame and embroidery.

Australian Order $20 or more? use coupon code
WELCOME 2017
for free shipping - ends March 31st 2017
You must enter this code in the shopping cart
where it says 'Apply Shop Coupon Code'
click this text & a box will appear for you to enter the code.

New to Etsy? Check this out: www.etsy.com/au/help/article/34284153742
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Please get in touch if you would like to collaborate on an illustrated design for your own shop or handmade products. Thistle and Fox is all about illustrated fabrics inspired by nature, vintage and retro patterns and fairy tales.

Printed to Order FABRIC, GIFT WRAP & WALLPAPER = FREE SHIPPING! 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
➤ Plushies
➤ Leggings
➤ Baby Play Mats & Quilts


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

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 27, 2017

Handmade Homewares, Macrame, Designer Fabric & Custom Illustration. All my fabric prints are illustrated by me using pencil, watercolor and digital mixed media. Thistle and Fox is also a one woman show. I'm an Australian illustrator with a passion for print patterns, textiles, macrame and embroidery.

Australian Order $20 or more? use coupon code
WELCOME 2017
for free shipping - ends March 31st 2017
You must enter this code in the shopping cart
where it says 'Apply Shop Coupon Code'
click this text & a box will appear for you to enter the code.

New to Etsy? Check this out: www.etsy.com/au/help/article/34284153742
______________________________________________________________________________________

Please get in touch if you would like to collaborate on an illustrated design for your own shop or handmade products. Thistle and Fox is all about illustrated fabrics inspired by nature, vintage and retro patterns and fairy tales.

Printed to Order FABRIC, GIFT WRAP & WALLPAPER = FREE SHIPPING! 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
➤ Plushies
➤ Leggings
➤ Baby Play Mats & Quilts


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

Lauren Kelly

Contact shop owner

Lauren Kelly

Athena // brass feather hair bobbies, set of 2
$11.76
Fairytale Charm Bracelet, SUMMER
$29.80
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Updates

Last custom order for the week heading out in the post today! I may be able to start working this weekend on some ready to ship quilts and play mats rainbow
This fabric is now in stock in my studio so the wait time for this particular play mat/cot quilt is cut from 4-6 weeks to just 1 week!
My rapidly growing String of Hearts plant was the inspiration for this fabric design, which is now available in lots of colours including the Blue on Nude (as seen in the background on my own handmade roman blind)
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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

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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

  • Digital Textile Printer

    Durham, NC

    Offer print on demand services for fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap.

Local

Find ThistleandFox at the following upcoming market!

  • Made With Love Markets

    Park Beach Plaza, Park Beach Rd.

    Coffs Harbour, NSW

    Jun 4

    The BIGGEST and first dedicated handmade market on the Coffs Coast. We aim to showcase handmade, local, boutique and unique items made with love in Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and surrounds. Our handmade market is held 4 x per year on the 1st level (middle level) of the carpark at Park Beach Plaza, Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour and our stallholders come from all over NSW.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jan 29, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Can I get a 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.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I gift wrap all orders being sent from my 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, bags, jewelry or a myriad other handmade products.

✔ FABRIC WHOLESALE

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 me before placing your order and I can check any applicable taxes.

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

Custom and personalized orders

Do I sew cot sheets and change mat covers?

I can. At this time you will need to contact me with a detailed message outlining what you would like. Colours, prints, sizes, quantity, shipping location etc as I have not yet listed these items in my shop!

Your interest in these custom made items is appreciated though! Please feel free to bring your requests to me. I'm happy to answer your questions and provide quotes.

Custom and personalized orders

Macrame

I've been re-learning knotting and experimenting with this interesting craft for a while now. I have a small range of Made to Order plant hangers and am working on creating a small collection of wall hangings.
If you would like a custom made plant hanger or wall hanging, please get in touch with details about size & shipping location. I am happy to provide a quote & estimated production time.