Since embracing colour I started looking in to fair isle and using contrasting colours in my patterns. Fair isle is made using punch cards. Holes are punched into the card in the pattern required. Then the punch card is fed into the machine which reads the card to create the pattern, pretty retro!
I began trying out purse and make up bag ideas with the fabrics I had created
I even looked in to make soft toys. I used a toy pattern I created years ago and simply made it using fair isle fabric
After spending so much time at the pc designing my fair isle patterns I suddenly realised that they could make some quite nice prints. So I decided to send a bunch of designs off to get printed up as greeting cards.