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Meet The 'Team'

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Lauren Kelly

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The team is me! I'm Lauren, the designer, artist, maker.

I process your order from start to finish, answer emails, create custom designs and run everything behind the scenes at Thistle and Fox.

I'm also known as Ginger Kelly - a freelance illustrator of fairy tales. 

I work part time during the week as a vet nurse. 

I am committed to sourcing the most sustainable, eco friendly materials available for custom printing to offer to my customers as printed on demand and ethically 'custom handmade on demand' products. I always strive to improve my sewing practices, energy consumption, streamline order fulfilment, packaging and waste disposal wherever it is possible to make more sustainable choices. This includes plastic free packaging wherever possible, recycling materials, certified organic fabrics and using all natural fiber materials in the production of my handmade products. Fabric scraps from my sewing production are often made available for sale (or 'cover cost of postage only')  scrap bundles on my fabric destash instagram account.

Who We Are
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People who help me fulfill orders

 

ArtNQuilting Studio - Longarm Quilter,  Coffs Harbour, NSW

A local maker with the skills, experience and tools to do the beautiful decorative quilting stitches for large quilts and blankets.

Next State Print,  Melbourne, VIC

Offer print on demand services for fabric within Australia. I chose to work with this small business as they produce high quality printed fabrics including organic cotton fabrics and they are committed to supporting small businesses and independent artists like me!

 

Spoonflower,  NC, United States

Print on demand service for fabric & wallpaper. I chose to work with Spoonflower as they produce high quality printed fabrics including organic cotton fabrics, excellent wallpaper materials and they are committed to supporting small businesses like mine. The Spoonflower Pro membership also allows me to offer free shipping and a faster production time to all relevant orders placed on my website.

Fashion Formula UK,  London, United Kingdom.

Digitally printed textiles, wallpaper and homewares. My customers in the UK have access to a huge range of materials, all printed on demand.

Production and Shipping

Production & Shipping Timeframes

Fabric by the Metre Printed in Australia via Next State Print - 2 week production + Aus Post delivery starting at $10/small parcel. 2-7 days transit time within Australia = total turnaround time approx 3 weeks

Fabrics/Wallpaper/Drawer Liner Rolls & Samples Printed via Spoonflower (USA) - 5 day production  + free standard shipping (4+ weeks transit time to Australia) = total turnaround time approx 5 weeks

Homewares Printed & Handmade via Spoonflower Home Department - 2-3 week production  + free standard shipping (4+ weeks transit time to Australia) = total turnaround time approx 8 weeks

Homewares & Custom Handmade orders made in my studio - fabric printing time (1-2 weeks depending on chosen options) + transit time for fabric arriving in my studio (1-4 weeks) + 1-2 weeks making time + up to 1 week transit from my studio to your home (Australian addresses only) = total turnaround time approx
8 weeks

To Order Fabric

Choose a Design

Choose any design or colourway from Lauren's portfolio of over 2000 designs & colourways

Record the accurate Design Name/Design Number or Copy & Paste a link to the design in the provided text box on the order form when you place your order. 

Sorry, I don't sell fabric printed with other artists designs (or yours) just my own!

Choose Base Material

From basic quilting weight cotton like Petal Cotton to upholstery weight fabrics like Velvet or Denim, there's a base material to suit any project.

Read about all the different types of fabric on the Choosing Materials pages

Every order is printed on demand.

Customize the Design

When ordering fabric via my website, designs can be printed smaller or larger scale .

They can also be turned on their side if this better suits the way you will cut out your project.

Just get in touch before you place your order to arrange any customizations that aren't already offered

Choose Amount

Order as little as a 20x20cm SWATCH, 

a fat quarter or fabric by the yard or by the metre

* Order more than 1 metre or 1 yard and it will print in a continuous piece

If half metres are an option in the menu of the fabric you are interested in, the minimum order is a quantity of 2 (equivalent to 1 metre)

 

Printing can take 10-15 business days to complete

(2-3 weeks)

To Order Wallpaper

Choose a Design

Choose any design or colourway from Lauren's portfolio of over 2000 designs

Every order is Printed on Demand.

No, I don't keep any wallpaper in stock in my studio

Choose Wallpaper Material

Smooth wallpaper is prepasted water activated paper, 100% removable so it's great for rentals.

Woven wallpaper is peel & stick self adhesive, repositionable, fully removable, it leaves no residue & it's easy to install

Customize the Design

The design scale can be Large, Standard, Small

I can even shrink it down to dollhouse size.

Take note of the images in every wallpaper listing to compare each version of the design

Choose Amount

Order as little as a SWATCH 30x60cm, 

or 3ft roll

or 9ft roll

or 12ft roll

Printed in USA

Printing may take 2-3 weeks to complete.

Free shipping to Australia.

Discounted shipping elsewhere

How To Order Handmade

Choose a Design

Choose any design or colourway from Lauren's portfolio of over 2000 designs

Choose Fabrics

Depending on the product, there may be fabric options to choose from.

Consider which fabric suits your lifestyle and the climate you live in.

Info about fabric options is always written in the description for each shop item

Fabric Printed on Demand

After you place your order, the fabric is printed & sent to my studio.

This part takes time - at least 4 weeks.

I Sew Your Order

Your order is created by hand from scratch.

I sew your order in my home studio (usually within 2-5 days) then send the finished, washed & gift wrapped items on to you as soon as they are ready.

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