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Misty Threads has just added a large range of fabrics from the Batik Designers Palette 2019. This collection of 100% cotton premium printed batiks from Indonesia is a collection produced exclusively for Batik Australia, a family run fabric design company from the Queensland Sunshine Coast hinterland.

This collection proved to be very popular with the ladies at the recent Michelle Marvig weekend workshop run in Dorrigo by the Misty Mountain Getaway team

These Batiks are currenty available in store and will shortly be available on line as soon as we can organise some close-up photos.

SavernakeRoadCollection longMonika Fosberg is a Swedish born freelance illustrator and occasional animator based in North London. She studied art & filmmaking at the RCA. Her work is a quirky explosion of colour and humour. A technicolour world. Using pen, paper and paint her work is a fusion of everyday observation and fantasy.  

Savernake Road, a street curved along a small part of Hampstead Heath, London was the starting point for her first fabric collection. Monica explains "I walk down this road most days and embrace all of my surroundings. Front gardens of wild and groomed flowers spilling onto the pavement, Victorian houses, and broken tile front paths. All of this makes me very happy! I hope you experience my happiness through my first collection as part of an amazing group of artists known as the Anna Maria Conservatory."

Misty Threads now has six of Monika's collection in stock. These vibrant, quirky and colourful fabrics are only limited by your imagination. Please check them out on the Misty Threads website www.mistythreads.com.au.  You’ll find these great fabrics on the Homepage under "New arrivals". Alternatively type "Savernake Road" into the "Search the shop” window or simply select this Savernake Road Collection link and enjoy!

 

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Ticking Away and Retro Road Trip are new fabrics just arrived from RJR. Ticking Away is a range of classic striped ticking fabric in a range of colours - blue, denim,blue-green, yellow, mauve, purple, green and off-white. These versatile fabrics feature darker striping on soft pastel backgrounds and are suitable for a variety of projects limited only by your imagination.  Retro Road Trip designed by Sue Marsh from RJR Fabrics features brightly coloured retro caravans scattered across a green background. The perfect fabric for cushions or curtains in your van or camper as well as in a quilt for the Grey Nomads in your life! Please have a look at these great new fabrics on our website under "New Arrivals" on the homepage, "Search the shop" using the codes 2959 for Ticking Away and 3619 for Retro Road Trip or simply use these links - Ticking Away or Retro Road Trip. If you order this week, we'll get it in the mail to you before Christmas so you'll have it in time for that New Year project!

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mistythreads fabric AAD152 Mirram Mirram Aka Red by NambookaMisty Threads has recieved a shipment of Authentic Aboriginal Design fabrics from M& S Textiles. There are new designs from talented Aboriginal designers and artists incuding Nambooka, Jane Doolan, Anna Pitjara, Heather Kennedy, Tanya Price and Polly Wheeler. These new designs highlight the continuing development of patterns and colours to express traditional stories by the artists. As well as the new lines we continue to keep the designs that have remained firm favourites with quilters, sewers and us of course! Have a look at these new fabrics at our online shop at www.mistythreads.com.au. Or simply select this "new arrivals" link to go straight to the Authentic Aboriginal Design page on the Misty Threads website.

Some additions to our Fossil Fern range by Patricia Campbell from Benartex have arrived. We now have a number of great colours and patterns - Red Peony, Golden Lime, Indigo Navy, Deepest Purple, Charred Wood and Sand - for this very useful favourite. As well as being beautiful in its own righ, Fossil Fern makes a great filler and is particularly useful as tracking with projects using our Authentic Aboriginal Design fabrics. Please check them out on our New Arrivals section on our website https://www.mistythreads.com.au/

 

Misty Threads is proud to have joined the Dorrigo community in commemorating the centenary of the 1918 Armistice and acknowledging the sacrifice made by those in World War 1 and subsequent conflicts. As part of this commemoration, we entered the commemoration shop display event run by the Dorrigo RSL.

The display in our windows centred on a magnificent commemorative quilt designed and created by Judy Docksey highlighting the names of the young Dorrigo men who died during WW1. It included a collection of period sewing items, generously loaned by Amanda Steinhardt, reflecting the women at home who kept families, farms, businesses and other essential services running during the conflict.

In our other window we displayed a collection of certificates and a poster commemorating the sacrifice made by Aboriginal service people and that of some of our own family members.

We are thrilled to be able to let you know that this collaborative display was awarded first prize in the Shop Display category by the Dorrigo RSL!  A huge thanks to Judy and Amanda for their efforts and to those who dropped in during the week to tells us how good the display is, with some particularly touching and emotional responses - your thoughtful comments were appreciated. We'll get some photos up on the Misty Threads facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Misty-Threads-112411005504688/ soon!

Today sees the latest special order of table runners and place-mats ready to be couriered to our friends Lloyd and Wendy Hornsby at Gawura Gallery at Glen Innes. These products are handcrafted at our Dorrigo shop using a selection of the authentic Aboriginal design fabrics and are destined for Gawrua Gallery and the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre.  Both the runners and place-mats are also backed with the aboriginal designs and with interfacing between the two sides. The runners are 150cm x40cm and come with 4 matching 45cm x 40cm place-mats and can be made with a variety of different fabric designs, combinations and sizes. If you are interested in these please feel free to call on 02 6657 1200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll be happy to discuss your requirements.

For a little fabric shop in the small country town of Dorrigo, the past year has seen a large number of visitors from overseas enjoying the broad range of fabrics and friendly service we have to offer. Thinking back over 2018, we have had visitors from a variety of countries including England, Scotland, Ireland, Gemany, The Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, France, Spain, Canada, USA, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Romania, India, Japan and of course not forgetting our Kiwi cousins from across the ditch! Many are visiting Dorrigo to see the the wonders of the World Heritage listed rainforests and spectacular scenery right on our doorstep and happen upon Misty Threads in their wanderings through our town, while others, much to our delight, have made the journey specifically to visit up us on the recommendation of friends and relatives or through having discovered us through our website or Facebook!

It's always a pleasure to talk to our visitors about where they are from, where they have been in Australia and, of course, their passion for beautiful and different fabrics. This makes you realise just how universal the love of patchwork and quilting is! In most cases our overseas visitors are looking for some fabric uniquely Australian to take back with them both as a reminder of their visit to Australia and for their own projects at home. As I've always managed to find a patchwork shop on my travels and picked up a wide range of amazing fabrics from different parts of the world (braving a torrential downpour in Helsinki to get to the Marimekko fabrics was totally worth it!), I fully appreciate this desire. The range of authentic Aboriginal designed fabrics at Misty Threads is always popular in this regard and we have seen these beautiful designs head off across the world to be made into skirts, tops, shorts, cushions, artwork and, of course, quilts. Beng light in weight, fabric is always a great souvenir or gift as it can be packed easily in the bottom of a suitcase and (hopefully) not incur excess baggage charges. Although we have had some of our visitors excitedly working out just what they can throw out of their bags to squeeze that little bit more  fabric in!

All in all, it's a lot of fun being able to promote the work or our indigenous designers and artists to other parts of the planet while providing our visitors with a truly unique reminder of their visit to Dorrigo and Misty Threads.

With Christmas rapidly approaching Misty Threads has great new Christmas themed fabrics in stock. We have two newly arrived, vibrant star designs in Seasons Greetings from Paintbrush Studio Fabrics. These can be found under the New Arrivals section on our website. To complement these we also have other Christmas fabrics including the Hygge Christmas tree designs and Snow Date fabrics from Lewis & Irene. If you prefer a more Australian Christmas fabric you should have a look at the Bush Gum Blossom range by Amanda Brandl. These feature eucalypt and wattle blossoms in bright red, green and yellows - great colours for any Christmas sewing project.

You can find these fabrics on our website by simply using the fabrics titles shown above in the "search the shop" window. Alternatively feel free to gives us a call on 02 6657 1200 or drop us a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like more information about these or any other fabrics.

Misty Threads is pleased to have fabrics from the new Spring release of Denim by Jinny Beyer. These fabrics have the soft, textured appearance of well-loved denim and they feature a variety of colors which can serve as great backgrounds, vibrant focal points or basic blenders. Drop into to our our Dorrigo shop to see them in person or have a look at them on line.

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