Beautiful designs from a seaside town

Obiko was established in 2010 in the seaside Town of Hastings UK – specialising in luxury stationery.
Linda Williams, Obiko’s designer says “painting and sketching is an integral part of my life, by allowing myself the freedom to work on at least two designs at any given time, I am able to see everything in a fresh way.”

Birds and roses G50510-1 double gauze

A mixture of Obiko’s library artwork was used to create a collage print.
‘Birds and roses’ is a light cotton gauze and has a quirky dual colour and print, perfect for statement blouses, dresses and skirts, enabling the sewer to channel their individual style. The fabric is light and fine enough to make children and babies clothes and soft toys.

Canary rose JG50500-1 cotton wool Viyella

A garden inspired pen sketch combined with a watercolour canary. The Obiko signature of the understated and unexpected.
This fabric would be perfect for children’s clothing and as it is a very soft, lightweight cotton twill with a hint of pure wool it would make super comfortable and cute pyjamas, nightwear and blouses for women. The weight of the fabric makes it suitable for any project that requires a light finish, such as scarves and handkerchiefs. Being so soft, this fabric would make lovely cosy baby clothes and bedding.

Florence  JG50520-1 Cotton/Linen Canvas

A beautifully hand-painted antique porcelain doll inspired Florence to be drawn, with an Obiko updated twist.
This is a linen cotton mix canvas fabric. I can see it being made into cushions, window blinds and curtains for a quirky finish to the home. I think it would be perfect for making tote bags. The weight of the fabric will lend itself to more structured clothing such as jackets and pleated dresses and skirts.

Dance for joy   JG50530-1 30Viyella

This design was inspired by my love of dancing. A moment of happiness is all it takes for Obiko to dance for joy.
A medium weight cotton twill is perfect for softly structured clothing such as blouses and shirts, unstructured dresses and any clothing with soft pleats, gathers or shirring. The design would also look lovely made into children’s clothing.