This delicate little painting was made thousands of years ago on a cave wall at Sevilla in the Cederberg Mountains, northwest of Cape Town. A few years ago my friend the cartographer and rock art enthusiast, Peter Slingsby, opened my eyes to the beauty of these ancient drawings, and his faithful records of them formed the basis for my brand new Sevilla Rock range, finally back from the printers!
If you keep an eye on my shop, you’ll have seen Herds design (above) before, as it’s been around for a while on cushion covers, as a kind of advance scout for the rest of the Sevilla Rock range.
I’m so excited about this, but at the same time, having all these running metres of fabric gives me simultaneous thrills and chills. Thrills, because I’ve been wanting to get this range printed ever since I started these designs four years ago, and chills because I have so much of this fabric and have to get my act together to find people to buy it!
Mongoose in sable / kakhi
Anyway, here it is, in all it’s glory. I’ve listed it as tea towels in my Etsy shop, and aprons, cushions and bags will be following soon.
Duikers in green /aloe red
As soon as my upholstery-weight version of the same is ready to roll, I’ll be selling fat quarters so that you can make your very own Sevilla Rock tote or purse or quilt, or… well, I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Colts in goldenrod / teal
Colt Circles in seafoam / sand
Find out more about Peter Slingsby’s maps here, and read more about the Sevilla Rock Art trail here.Happy weekend everyone, and thanks so, so much to Grace for the spot on Design*Sponge!
PS: Thanks to everyone for the amazing response to my new designs! So exciting for me. xxx