Black hand drawn shapes scattered across a blue/eggshell linear grid.
From the Hadley collection, which was inspired by the elegant and spirited independence Denyse observed growing up in the New England areas of America. Smart, pretty florals are paired up with plaids and classic calicos.
Denyse Schmidt is one of our favourite fabric designers. Her designs are simple, timeless and ambiguous, which allows them to traverse diverse styles and eras without looking like an imposter. The colours are generally muddy and unusual, which gives an authentic retro mood. The base cloths are beautiful quality and a cream colour, rather than white, so it feels like a precious piece from your nana's stash before you've even started sewing.
Denyse's designs are terrific for completing and repairing vintage quilts and equally fabulous as the confident star of retro-inspired clothing.