• Pattern & Palette Alex Sack

    Accessories get Colour Popped!

    Ever since we added solid colours to our pillow selection with our Colour Pop Pillows, we’ve gone nuts for the way our palette makes our patterns pop. It’s incredible how adding dashes of these pure colours make you see our patterns even better. We’re so in love with it, we’ve extended the Colour Pop treatment to …

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    Large Pincushion tablecloths at home

    I’ve been taking snaps of our fabulous new Large Pincushion tablecloth at home, using my lunch for props. Doesn’t it look lovely? The Pincushion design started out as a papercut (read the history lesson ), and has appeared in our range as upholstery fabrics, cushions, curtains and accessories. Its most recent iteration is as beautiful tablecloths, …

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    Shopping for shops

    When I visited in NYC in May 2011, I was thinking of opening my store, and took lots of inspiration shots. I think the way the Skinny laMinx store turned out could fit perfectly into the streets of New York, don’t you? See more pics here. We’re off to New York City to show Skinny laMinx …

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    Decorating with scissors – vintage style

    I had some fun putting together graphics for our June and July promotions newsletter, inserting Skinny laMinx into vintage scenes, just for a laff. Enjoy this latest in my Decorating With Scissors series.  

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    July workshops

    Announcing a July series of my four-part hands-on course in print & pattern called HOW PATTERN WORKS.

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    Workshop: How Pattern Works

    I’m super excited to announce that all through June, I’ll be teaching a four-part hands-on course in print & pattern called HOW PATTERN WORKS. Classes will be held over four weeks in the Skinny laMinx fabric studio at 201 Bree Street, from 6pm – 9pm on a Monday (update: Mondays are sold out) or a …

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  • Table Cloth

    New in the shop: Large Pincushion

    Adding the Large Pincushion textile print to our Pincushion range has been such a good idea! The classic design has been screenprinted on a cotton weave measuring 170cm / 70″ wide, which makes it a brilliant choice for blinds and curtains. The extra wide fabric also makes it perfect for tablecloths, which we’ve made up …

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    History lesson: Pincushion Protea

    The Pincushion Protea design has been around for a while, having quite a time of it ever since it started out as a simple papercut in my (now demolished) studio on Buitengraght Street one day way back in 2008. I started selling the cutout as a vinyl sticker, Tammy Frazer used it on one of …

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    Introducing The Pillow Lab

    Have you been to The Pillow Lab? It’s the Skinny laMinx research facility, dedicated to solving urgent questions around the issue of mixing and matching pillows to perfection. It’s important, groundbreaking work, doing fascinating research. Read on for more about what we do in the Lab: The Lab’s research tools consist of close observation of …

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