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Survey time! Cotton and Steel Spring 2017 collections

It’s that time again! Cotton and Steel have just revealed the Spring 2017 collections and we can’t wait to hear what you think! Help us decide what to stock and you can earn 25 Stash Points for each survey you complete by end of day on 20 May.

Menagerie, designed by Rifle Paper Co., features some of Rifle’s latest jungle inspired art, along with lots of other well-loved Rifle imagery. There are lots of metallics and a ton of substrates in this collection, including our brand new cotton/rayon lawn, which has the handling ease of cotton and the flowy drape of rayon.

Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co.

Rashida Coleman-Hale‘s next collection, Lagoon, is inspired by an imaginary jungle of lush foliage filled with fun characters like mischievous lemurs and tiny tigers.

Lagoon by Rashida Coleman-Hale

Sienna by Alexia Abegg is inspired by the colours and imagery of the high desert. It features the hand painting and stamping that Alexia’s fabrics are known for. It also includes a lot of garment-friendly substrates, including our brand new cotton/rayon lawn, which has the handling ease of cotton and the flowy drape of rayon.

Sienna by Alexia Abegg

Kim Kight is a vintage fabric expert, and her collection Snap to Grid is inspired by the ’80’s! It’s a mix of super fun and happy basics prints that have endless possibilities, with lots of black and white, electric blue, splashes of neon pink and neon yellow.

Snap to grid by Kim Kight

Magic Forest by Sarah Watts is filled with Sarah’s whimsical illustrations of magic furry friends and glowing flowers you might find in an enchanted woods.

Magic Forest by Sarah Watts

Beauty Shop by Sarah Watts and Melody Miller

New Cotton and Steel Basics

Spring 2017 Cotton and Steel Basics

 

 

 

 

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October Baby Quilt Club bundle

I am a little bit obsessed with this month’s Baby Quilt Club bundle! It was one of those months where I’m a little panicked because we don’t have a lot of obvious ‘boy’ fabric on the shelves. But we started pulling out some ideas and playing around and when this came together I was like…oh man. It’s so perfect!

It has an outdoorsy spirit and cosy cabin vibes, the feeling of plaid shirts, clear, starry night skies and deep woods all in a sea-to-sky colour way we’ll never tire of! If you love this bundle as much as I do, you can grab one of the few extras here before they are gone.

Baby Quilt Club from The Village Haberdashery

Clockwise from top right, this bundle includes:

RaindropPuddle Jump in Sea by Rashida Coleman-Hale (Cotton and Steel)
Kona Cotton Solids – Snow (Robert Kaufman)
Joie de VivreShibori in Jardin by Bari J (Art Gallery Fabrics)
Kona Cotton Solids – Ice Frappe (Robert Kaufman)
NightfallMystical Woods in Lunar by Maureen Cracknell (Art Gallery Fabrics)
Kona Cotton Solids – Candy Green (Robert Kaufman)
Print ShopStarry in Seaglass by Alexia Abegg (Cotton and Steel)
Kona Cotton Solids – Willow (Robert Kaufman)
Cotton and Steel BasicsSprinkle in Peacock (Cotton and Steel)
Kona Cotton Solids – Riviera (Robert Kaufman)
Checks PleaseShadow and Ash (Cloud9)
Kona Cotton Solids – Shale (Robert Kaufman)

Want a hand-picked selection of fabrics delivered to your letterbox each month? Sign up for one of our monthly clubs!

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New shop window featuring Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton and Steel

It’s time to show you our new West Hampstead shop window and I’m so excited! The samples (and the fabrics) in this window are some of my all time favourites. I knew we’d do a window all around Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co when the collection arrived from Cotton and Steel. We love it and you love it so we wanted to have some fun with it! Read on to find out all about these projects.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co shop window at The Village Haberdashery in London

Now on to the dresses! We went with all girls for this window. Lots of lovely florals and pretty gathers all around. Kym made all of these garments for the window and she did a great job.

I’m really sorry to say that a lot of these fabrics are totally sold out, but I think there is still loads of inspiration to be found here! When we planned this window we picked fabrics that we still had loads of…but they went fast.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Deer and Doe Sureau Dress

Our lady is wearing a sleeveless Deer and Doe Sureau Dress in Birch in Periwinkle and I am bonkers crazy about it. This is one of my favourite dress patterns and this is one of my favourite fabrics from the collection. You love it too…we’ve gone through three bolts and it’s back on pre-order for October delivery. I can’t wait for this dress to be MINE!

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Deer and Doe Sureau Dress

Did you know that you can now purchase Deer and Doe patterns online in our shop? It’s so exciting!

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Deer and Doe Sureau Dress

Our littlest is wearing the Oliver + S Butterfly Blouse and Skirt. The blouse is sewn up in Carousel in Pink and the skirt is in Netorious in Anna Peach, one of the new Cotton and Steel Basics designed to coordinate with Les Fleurs.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Butterfly Blouse and Skirt

The top has a sweet ruffle hem and flutter sleeves. We couldn’t resist adding a spotty button on the back.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Butterfly Blouse and Skirt

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Butterfly Blouse and Skirt

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Butterfly Blouse and Skirt

This skirt is a smart twist on a simple elastic-waist gathered skirt with pleats in the front and a gathered back. Kym’s currently working on a adult-size version for herself!

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Butterfly Blouse and Skirt

Our older girl is wearing the Oliver + S Garden Party Dress in Rosa in Navy (sadly sold out but it also comes in lovely Periwinkle and Peach!) with accents in Sprinkle in Anna Blue, the other new Cotton and Steel Basic designed to coordinate with Les Fleurs.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Garden Party Dress

There is something just so darling and old-fashioned about this little dress.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Garden Party Dress

Those little sleeves and button-back details are adorable!

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Garden Party Dress

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Garden Party Dress

Caroline made that colourful half-square triangle quilt! To make this playmat size, she used a fat eighth of every quilting cotton in the collection (there were 13) plus the new Basics and a mix of the coordinating Kona Cotton Solids.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Half Square Triangle Quilt

This packs a lot of colour and pattern, but I think it is so fun. We all have favourite squares.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Half Square Triangle Quilt

And of course, Caroline’s signature paw print is on the back!

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Half Square Triangle Quilt

Finally, that garland! We have had paper flower making supplies in the shop for a couple of months and they are so fun to make. On Friday we took a little craft break in the shop and whipped up a few to use in a paper flower garland for this display. Seemed appropriate for a Les Fleurs window, right?

Paper Flower Making Supplies

Caroline took more supplies home and went wild playing with different styles. She used chopsticks for the stems on these! Don’t they look amazing?

Paper Flower Making Supplies

This peony style flower is my favourite. She didn’t use a template for this one – she just made it up! Once you figure out how the paper, glue, wire and tape work together, you can totally go freestyle and it pretty much always comes out gorgeous.

Paper Flower Making Supplies

So…any favourites from this window? Or do you love it all?

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co dresses

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Survey time! Cotton and Steel Spring 2016 collections

Cotton and Steel have just revealed their Spring 2016 collections (shipping in July/August) and we can’t wait to find out what you think! We’ve prepared a survey for each collection and you can earn 25 Stash Points for each survey you complete by end of day today. Click on each photo or collection name to get to each survey and make sure you’ve set up an account to get your Stash Points!

Cotton and Steel Spring 2016 Collections

Les Fleurs is the first collection by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel. We’ve actually already ordered this collection and have it available for pre-sale now but we’d love your thoughts because we might need to order more!

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel

Sarah Watts‘ new collection is From Porto With Love.

From Porto With Love by Sarah Watts for Cotton and Steel

Alexia Abegg‘s new collection is Print Shop.

Print Shop by Alexia Abegg for Cotton and Steel

Melody Miller‘s new collection is Trinket.

Trinket by Melody Miller for Cotton and Steel

Rashida Coleman-Hale‘s new collection is Raindrop.

Raindrop by Rashida Coleman-Hale

Kim Kight‘s new collection is Rotary Club.

Rotary Club by Kim Kight for Cotton and Steel

There is also a new line of wovens called Checkers!

Checkers by Cotton and Steel

And, of course, new Basics. But we aren’t doing a survey on those. We’ll just order them because we know how much you love them!

Cotton and Steel Basics

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