Skinny La Minx are now offering the Diggi Dot fabric collection as made-to-order wallpaper, in association with Robin Sprong Wallpapers.
In 2014, Skinny La Minx designer Heather Moore was invited to teach a three-day course in pattern design and generation to an international group, as part of a seven day experiential tour in Jaipur, India.
The focus of the tour was traditional Indian block printing and dying techniques, and Heather’s role was to teach the group to design and create pattern, using linoleum printing blocks. She stayed in a charming old hotel called Diggi Palace, teaching in the shade at a leafy poolside courtyard.
Heather had anticipated, upon her return, that she would create designs bursting with the vibrant aesthetic excesses generally associated with India, but instead, she found herself drawn to soft colours and delicate lines. This is what she wrote in her journal on the last day in Jaipur:
‘I have come away with a sense of sweetness and calm beneath the clamour and chaos of the traffic. Delicate fabrics, the finest lines, the softest tones: My experience of India has been all about exquisite skill, craftsmanship and attention to the finest detail,’ says Heather.
The result was the Diggi Dot fabric collection, where the simplest block printed motifs – a line, a half circle and a dot – combine with the fresh, light colours of Jaipur.
Now the Diggi Dot designs are available as wallpaper, and (Skinny La Minx together with Robin Sprong) are delighted with the impact these shapes and colours have as a wallcovering.