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Prints Charming, the Australian textile design duo of Cath Derksema and Kirsten Junor, has a new collection with Marcus called Rainbow Garden. Like their previous collections, Follow Your Imagination, Stars on Mars, and Two Young Street, it is all about big, bold, and happy, with simple shapes and overlays reflecting their hand-screenprinting roots. I love the rainbows!
Rainbow Garden reminds me of Jackie Shapiro’s Sweetpea for Baum Textiles — it’s primarily intended for kids, with colorways that skew boy and girl without being overly gender-indoctrinating, and enough overall versatility to be used for grownup projects. In this economy, multipurpose is definitely good!