Spring is here, and Northcott and Banyan Batiks have been working hard to bring you a selection of fresh new collections! Journey by Melanie Samra features exquisite alcohol ink technique textures, compasses, colorful watery blenders and a 43” x 28” world map panel. With an easy-sew canvas bag panel and a beautiful running yardage ombre, it is the perfect way to travel without ever leaving the house.
The month of May also brings a bouquet of floral collections, including Covent Garden, Budding Romance and Verona – a brand new addition to the Stonehenge range. Check out the light backgrounds, and punchy contemporary palette of flowers and butterflies in Orchids in Bloom by Michel Design Works; a sweet, fresh collection perfect for creating summer projects with the easy-sew apron panel and free tote bag pattern, all in a sturdy canvas!
If that isn’t enough, the Kensington Park collection by Deborah Edwards features elegant cream flowers and gold metallics, set against teal, cream and black – giving the effect of gold paint on china. A selection of stripes and flowery patterns help tie the collection together, as does the running yardage that features rows of exuberant flowers.
Have you tried Banyan Batiks yet? Our division of hand-printed Indonesian batiks have also been expanded upon, with additions to the popular Essentials and Color Me Banyan ranges. May also has brought Colorfall 2.0, offering brand new textures from Banyan’s guest designer Karen Combs. This new assortment of warm and cool colors expands upon the rainbow gradients that popularized the original Colorfall, and features a mixture of spotty textures and ripple-effect rings!
Kenna Ogg of Madison Cottage Designs features as our second guest designer for Banyan this spring, with her debut collection Cranberry Chutney, named after her popular pattern! Featuring three colorways of Indian-inspired textures and motifs, including lotus leaves and flowers, these bold patterns and the evocative color palette coordinate perfectly with the Essentials blenders: Ketan, Shadows and Brush Strokes.
Whether it is the classic, deep painterly colors in the Covent Garden flower vase panel, the light backgrounds and punchy contemporary palette of Orchids in Bloom, or the pink roses and rosebuds of the Budding Romance collections.