Sevilla Rock
This delicate little painting was made thousands of years ago on a cave wall at Sevilla in the Cederberg Mountains, northwest of Cape Town. A few years ago my friend the cartographer and rock art enthusiast, Peter Slingsby, opened my eyes to the beauty of these ancient drawings, and his faithful records of them formed the basis for my brand new Sevilla Rock range, finally back from the printers!

If you keep an eye on my shop, you’ll have seen Herds design (above) before, as it’s been around for a while on cushion covers, as a kind of advance scout for the rest of the Sevilla Rock range.

Herds in oxblood / dark grey


I’m so excited about this, but at the same time, having all these running metres of fabric gives me simultaneous thrills and chills. Thrills, because I’ve been wanting to get this range printed ever since I started these designs four years ago, and chills because I have so much of this fabric and have to get my act together to find people to buy it!

Mongoose in sable / kakhi

Anyway, here it is, in all it’s glory. I’ve listed it as tea towels in my Etsy shop, and aprons, cushions and bags will be following soon.

Duikers in green /aloe red
As soon as my upholstery-weight version of the same is ready to roll, I’ll be selling fat quarters so that you can make your very own Sevilla Rock tote or purse or quilt, or… well, I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Colts in goldenrod / teal
Colt Circles in seafoam / sand

Find out more about Peter Slingsby’s maps here, and read more about the Sevilla Rock Art trail here.Happy weekend everyone, and thanks so, so much to Grace for the spot on Design*Sponge!

PS: Thanks to everyone for the amazing response to my new designs! So exciting for me. xxx

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37 comments:

  1. Oh My!!! Hell Yea!
    Love the green dear towel…and my favorite cows are in towel format now!!! Very Exiting!:)

  2. What great designs, congrats on the new fabric collection. It must be very exciting to have all that fabric to look at and play with!?

  3. U. R. Amazing.

    Love it love it love it!

    Congrats on the release of your new collection!

  4. It’s so fantastic. I love that designs thought relevant and beautiful eons ago are being appreciated by new viewers today. I think you now need to make a trip to Lascaux for some documentary inspiration work. So pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  5. absolutely stunning! you must be so proud (and glad to be finished). congrats.

  6. Thanks, all. Just got in rather late after a celebratory dinner out with my bloke, and so thrilled to see such positive comments. Thanks, and hope you have a great weekend.
    xx

  7. I love these designs, as you know. You wouldn’t think I’d leave a comment today, due to my surgery..but I’m doing pretty good. I’m able to lie down (not walking around yet), be awake, and google stuff. Glad your Sevilla Rock designs went live!

  8. I love these designs, as you know. You wouldn’t think I’d leave a comment today, due to my surgery..but I’m doing pretty good. I’m able to lie down (not walking around yet), be awake, and google stuff. Glad your Sevilla Rock designs went live!

  9. Heather, the line is genius. Truly. There’s no way you won’t sell every inch and more. Have you shown it to interior designers?

  10. i’m very excited about the upholstery weight fabric – i have several chairs i might earmark for it. it’s a wonderful line, well done you.

  11. Heather, these are beautiful and I love the colours. I’ve been watching for you to unveil them! Congratulations and I’m sure they will fly out the door :-)

  12. Those are crazy beautiful! Damn this economic crisis or I’d buy a bagillion. (But maybe I’ll buy like six instead. But maybe at Christmas…)

  13. I am SO glad your going to be offering fabrics as fat quarters!!! This like totally made my morning!!!! eee!!! soooo excited!!!!!!

  14. Congrats on getting it done! Those kilometres of fabric will be flying out of your studio. (Love the Colt Circles).

  15. Lovely, I like the Colt Circles in seafoam, and Mongoose in sable and … oh they’re all amazing!

    Yummy! Well done.

  16. oh wow! each one is more fabulous than the next!! and i can’t wait to read about peter slingsby. hmm, that name sounds familiar… ;-)

    i definitely see some of these fabrics in my future, so don’t worry, those meters are going to fly off the shelves!

    xox,
    /j

  17. Wow! somehow I missed this last week.
    Gorgeous shapes and colours put together beautifully.
    good luck, it’s fab.

  18. Hey Dee – I somehow missed it too! where was I? Anyway, congratulations, Heather! LOVE the ones with the tails that almost touch… especially the sable one. Very cool indeed.

  19. Hey Dee – I somehow missed it too! where was I? Anyway, congratulations, Heather! LOVE the ones with the tails that almost touch… especially the sable one. Very cool indeed.

  20. Thank you, thank you everyone! I plan to say thanks to each of you, but am drowning in the consequences of launching this fabric, and so may take a while over it!
    xx

  21. gorgeous patterns. congratulations, you must be very excited. the colours work very very well together too!

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