Nicky Ovitt is an illustrator (and Sellable Sketch alumna!) living in Petaluma, California who recently signed as a licensed artist for Seattle-based Clothworks Textiles. This is a “huge milestone” in Nicky’s art career and we are so excited to share that her first fabric collection, Homestead, will be available in stores by the end of December!
Homestead was originally conceived for The Printed Bolt‘s international fabric design competition, Repeat(ed), and Nicky describes it as “a narrative line that pays tribute to the hard-working pioneer women of an early, hopeful America. A myriad of tools used in a frontier woman’s workday are reflected in the contemporary aesthetic and colors that lend a retro feel to the collection. The coordinating prints evoke the textures of handmade basketry and darning, as well as one design obviously informed by vintage kitchen wallpaper and another that is a collage of iron trivets. There are 6 designs in a total of 17 colors; mint greens, tomato reds, lemon yellow and aqua— all ready for a new project, or one made specifically for the collection. The line is beautifully manufactured on high-quality 100% cotton shirting with a luxurious finish.”
You can read more about Nicky’s inspiration, research, and process in creating the collection here, and see more of her work at www.nickyovitt.com, visit her blog, or follow her on Instagram. Have a great weekend! -Chelsea
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