I just spotted Tula Pink’s autumn collection on the Freepsirit website. It’s called Spirit Animal and has a native American feel to it. It has a beautiful purple/pink/blue colourway and her usual exquisitely detailed prints including several animals. I love the otters bathing in moonlight. I was just saying in my post about Down By The River that I hope we see more otter print fabrics, and Tula has delivered!
That is one print I will be buying metres of, it will be brilliant for bags and quilts (fussy cut otters would look so cute in your epp projects). You’ll also find bears, birds, florals and the amazing head dress print. Several of the designs have aspects of previous collections in them like the arrow heads from Acacia, the bees from The Birds and the Bees and the floral design from Eden. Helping her newer collections tie together with older ones.
Tula’s designs for this collection were based upon an imaginery island that spent thousands of years evolving beyond reality as we know it. Allowing the animals and plants to be colours we wouldn’t normally expect to see.
You can see all the prints on the image below and also on the Freespirit website here.
Spirit Animals is expected in stores in September. I’ll add full details of stockists below closer to the sale date but have spotted a couple already – Dinky Doo in Canada and Fat Quarter Shop in America.
Time to start saving up….
Edited to add: Due to some people protesting her use of head dresses in the main print of this collection (in celebration of her father’s heiritage) it has sadly been withdrawn. The rest of the collection will still be printed but not the head dress print (shown below). See Tula’s statement about this on her Facebook page.