DIGGI DOT, by Skinny laMinx designer Heather Moore, is a new fabric collection inspired by Jaipur and the process of block printing simple motifs – ‘a line, a half circle and a dot – combine with the fresh, light colours of Jaipur’, according to Heather.
Invited to teach a three day course in pattern design and generation to an international group as part of a several day experiential tour in Japiur, India in 2014, she stayed and taught the group how to design and create pattern using linoleum printing blocks at a hotel called Diggi Palace.
To prepare for her trip, Heather experimented in her studio to find the method easiest to create exciting patterns in simple shapes, that then could be used to generate endless combinations and variations by simply changing up the direction it’s printed in or the colour.
Instead of coming home and creating vibrant designs generally associated with India, Heather wrote in her journal on her last day in Jaapur: ‘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’.
The Diggi Dot collection has been incorporated into the existing range of prints and has revealed new and unexpected colour combinations. Skinny laMinx will be sharing these in the 2015/16 COLOUR BOOK.
Skinny laMinx fabric is priced at R545/meter and is available from the Bree Street shop and online. The colours and patterns available are: Simple Stripe in Lemon, Mint, Liquorice, Steel, and Signal red, Sway in Steel / Signal, Lemon / Mint and Liquorice / Fog, Gridly in Steel / Signal, Glass / Mint and Lemon / Fog and Block Circle in Liquorice, Steel and Signal red.
For more information, visit skinnylaminx.com.