It’s no surprise that De’s fabric design work has its roots in her painting practice. She loves to see all that detail and texture translated onto fabrics, and then into beautiful sewn items.  For Painterly, De has stayed very close to the things that make her heart beat a little faster- the very things she uses to make paintings! Her colours, knives, and brushes are the stars of this show, patinated as they are with decades of use in her studio. The drip designs are quite literally developed from her studio drop cloths, and this colour wheel is the one De hand painted for use in her classroom. She can’t wait to get her hands on these fabrics herself, and she can’t wait to see what wonderful sewing projects you dream up with them!