Friday, March 21, 2014

Golden Ticket

Did you hear about the Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition Golden Tickets?
It's pretty exciting ... we have randomly placed 5 tickets in our stash of Trimmings packets (about 500 packets).

So far we haven't had anyone contact us to collect their loot... so that must mean there are still tickets hiding in some of the packets left in the studio and in some of the packets that went out in the post this week? We can not wait to share with you where tickets have found a home ... and of course all the winners win $50 worth of fabric (you don't even have to make anything...  but hey that's no fun)

oooh pretty & golden

Thursday, February 27, 2014

2014 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition

It's here folks! Competition time has arrived and we are proud to announce that it is our fifth year running! This is a unique competition where we challenge you to create something different and wonderful from the little pieces of our printed fabric we call Trimmings. We are looking for innovative, beautiful, creative, well presented and amazing work by designers, artists, quilters, makers, tinklers, filmers, animators, children, professionals, thinkers and YOU.

This years special industry guest judges are ... drum roll please ......

Luisa Brimble (Designer/Photographer) from Alphabet Family Journal
Jenni Draper (Art Director) from Green Magazine
Anna Graham (Crafter/Blogger) from Noodlehead
Elise Joy Blaha Cripe (Crafter/Blogger) from enJoy it

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to bring to you the stories and works of these four creative women who come from such amazing diverse backgrounds, a feast for the heart, mind and eyes.  We are so honored to have them all on board to help us pick a Judge's Choice winner.

AND to celebrate your wonderful efforts this year the Judge's prize is fabric AND $500 cash! 

AND how fun would it be to find a Golden ticket in your Trimmings packet? We will be slipping shining golden tickets into 5 lucky packets (ticket holders receive an Umbrella Prints prize valued at $50)

AND to celebrate the skills of the quilting community we have a new Quilters Category and prize!

AND a Pinner's Choice Prize

So what can you make with Umbrella Print's Trimmings?
It's really simple
1. Buy your Umbrella Prints Trimmings from Etsy and our online shop
A Take two photos // 1. Your Trimmings packet with it's brown paper packaging 2. What you make
B Publish these photos to the internet // share & tell your story linking to Umbrella Prints.
C Email Umbrella Prints with a link to where you have shared your photos (we will then pin them to the Umbrella Prints Pinterest Competition board)
D Share with all your friends and followers what you have created so that they can vote for you!

3. Make/Do something wonderful from that one packet (one packet per entry)
4. Then, upload your gorgeous photos to a social media platform: blog, Instagram, Flickr, a friends blog or website etc (please note we wont be able use images from Facebook, private Instagram or locked Flickr pics!)
5. Email us with the URL to tell us you have uploaded images to your chosen online site by Friday May 30 9:00am (Adelaide Australian UTC/GMT +9:30 hours)
7. Between the 1st and the 5th of June (Adelaide Australian UTC/GMT +9:30 hours)  come visit this year's Pinterest competition board to see what amazing things have been made by our entrants.  Pin one or pin a few favourites it's your choice (Only pin once per image)
8. The person with the most repins from our 2014 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition board will be the Pinner's Choice WINNER!
9. The person who gets the most industry judge votes will be our big WINNER!

Special Industry Judge Choice Prize
$500 cash + an Umbrella Prints product of their choice!

Pinner's Choice Prize
$200 Umbrella Prints organic fabric package
Everyone gets to have their vote a little later and to help get things rolling when the time comes this prize is awarded to the entry with the most individual repins from the 2014 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition board.

New Quilters Prize
Full Fat Quarter pack of the NEW 2014 Organic Cotton Collection (coming soon!)

Golden Ticket Prizes (5 up for grabs)
$50 Umbrella Prints organic fabric package

Dates & things to remember
Competition starts       from March 1 (Grab your Trimmings packet)
Entries Close                by May 30 (Post images to the interwebs and remember to email us)
Voting Open                 June 1 - 5 (Get Pinning!)
Winners Announced   June 6 (Good Luck!!)

FAQ's Here

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Alphabet Family Journal

There is something exciting happening.

The inspiring photographer & designer Luisa Brimble, from Sydney, is working on publishing a new magazine with a wholesome character.

The Alphabet Family Journal is coming from a place we relate to in its family approach and we are really excited to see how 25 photographers from 3 continents + 22 writers and 3 artists talk about and photograph there own families and lives. Clearly a lot of talent has been working on this project, taking three years to pull together volume 'A'. A standing for Aesthetic, Art, Analog & Ancestry, taking us to physical places like the Apple Isle and places from within, Acceptance.

Umbrella Prints have been asked (which is fantastic!) to design and print a collection of cards for the launch of the Alphabet Family Journal Kickstarter campaign.

In an industry that is swamped with styled up slick commercial imagery this is going to be the breath of fresh air we have all been waiting for.

Please support this Kickstarter project.
Thanks Luisa xxx

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

creations of the floating kind by Nova

Nova of A Cuppa and a Catch up has completed her beauuutiful quilt made from Umbrella Prints latest organic printed cotton collection Floating World. This quilt captures the spirit we were conjuring when we were designing the fabrics for Floating World- earth/water/sky; ethereal colours and patterns mixing like a long shot of the crowd at a 70's music festival.  Mixing a soft grey linen as a backing with the strips of colour on the front just pulls it together so well.  Nova it's completely delectable and lovely photos (and chair) to boot!!!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Umbrella Prints....soon

The first rumblings of the fifth Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition. 
Official opening dates, prizes, guest judges and a NEW CATEGORY will announced soon.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Belyn Design x Umbrella Prints @anthropologie

We love what Leanne at Belyn Design has been doing with UmbrellaPrints' Diamond Argyle.
You can see more of her work with our fabric at Anthrolpologie!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Umbrella Prints would like to wish you a safe & relaxing holiday and a cheery New Year.

Our shop is open 24/7 however orders received after December 22 will be shipped on January 14.
We thank you for your support this year and here's to us all having a brilliant 2014!