These lovely people gave up their Saturday for our very first workshop experiment.  We asked for 8 volunteers to help develop our  prototype workshop,  hoping to iron out the bigger creases of what will become a monthly event at the cloth shop.

For 3 hours these good people worked on their Lazy Kate table settings  after a rambling and off the cuff  intro from Julie

Thank you to our furry friends of cloth. We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.


left overs sale

February 8, 2010

sale fabrics

During the holidays we were playing around with our favourite designs printing them up in new colours on new basecloths. They all looked so good we couldn’t stop and now we have a whole bundle of these one off fabric pieces left over that are perfect for making curtains, a blind or an upholstery project. We are selling them at close to half price.

Email for a running sheet of exactly what’s available.

yesterday we won best innovative stand at the design + decoration trade show currently running at darling harbour.

all the credit goes to martine for getting this entire project up and running and installed with the minimum of fuss. and a big fat thankyou to her mum, pat for making the oversized chair cover. I call her handy pat  because it seems there is nothing she can’t do.  and another thankyou to kristen for doing all the hand stitching and for her remarkable ability to translate my vague instructions on how I want things to look.

x julie


November 30, 2009

’tis the season and cloth will be putting their feet up for a while

we’re closing thursday 24 december at 5pm

reopening monday january 4th from 11am – 4pm

usual trading will start again monday january 11th

happy holidays and see you soon…

badges of honour

November 27, 2009

a mixed bundle of badges

badges of honour are brooches made by julie from the off cuts of her plywood paintings, a mini artwork you can wear with pride. no two are the same.

long and lovely equinimity trees

better than lipstick, these red badges will jazz up any tired old outfit

lazy kates

November 27, 2009

lazy kate tablemats and coasters

these festive table centrepieces are brand new to cloth and in honour of the lazy susan, they won’t move your food around but they will dress up your table!

lazy kate coasters

lazy kate coaters help create the perfect setting for entertaining over the holidays!

make kit yourself

November 27, 2009

a make it kit and other stuff you might need for your project

make it yourself with our packs of hand dyed and printed remnants, they are full of delicious colour, texture and other fun stuff.

a fabric pack provides you with enough fabric to make yourself a cushion, a cover for a lampshade, a bag or pretty much anything you want!

if thats not enough we even have instructions available to show you how, as well as all the bits you need to complete your project. we have half made cushions in 2 sizes, small square and small oblong, with zips already inserted (all you’ll need to do is sew up the side seams!)

and plain lampshades in 3 sizes for you to decorate with lampshade wraps.

a bundle of lampshades with a couple wearing lampshade wraps

festive bunting in the surry hills shop

these packs are so easy on the eye we have lined the shop with them!

have you met miss jones?

November 26, 2009

…these clay chimney pots are new to cloth and available now in our surry hills shop.

we think with their robust textures and quirky shapes they make a great compliment to the cloth range.

from  have you met miss jones, the pots are hand made by artisans from a workshop based in pampanga, near manila in the Philippines, a thriving centre for cottage industry. the red clay is dug from the surrounding area. each piece is formed, designed, decorated and glazed by hand.

jennifer, who heads have you met miss jones, is proud to be supporting her roots, she has known many of the artisans she now works with since childhood. Her parents have had a homewares company for the past 30 years based in manila, exporting items from the philippines to the uk and europe. over many dinners and sunday lunches a plan was hatched to launch their homewares into the australian market. and jennifer was just the girl to do it! …and we’re so glad she did.