I’ve long admired designer Donna Wilson’s quirky homewares, so I couldn’t wait to take a peek at her new collection of ten fabrics. Titled Forest and Friends, the designer’s first ever fabric collection features her signature nature-inspired illustrations. Clouds, trees and raindrops are regular motifs, which is no surprise really considering that Donna grew up on a farm in Aberdeenshire in the north-east of Scotland, where there was no doubt an abundance of all three.
While many of these cheerful fabrics would be more suited to home-decor projects such as cushions and bedding, I could definitely see myself wearing the subtler prints, such as the raindrop and the mushroom & leaves prints pictured below, both of which would be great for a pretty dress or blouse.
In keeping with her commitment to supporting local manufacturing, all the fabrics are printed in the historical silk town of Macclesfield. At £25 per metre, these fabrics cost a little more than I would usually spend on material, but it is certainly worth it for the unique prints and the quality, not to mention the fact that you’ll be doing your bit to support the local manufacturing industry with every metre you buy. Visit the website to see the full collection.