NickyOvitt_Homestead_Clothworks

Today I am writing a post that I imagined almost a year ago. My fabric dreams have come true and I’m happy to announce that I’m a licensed designer with Clothworks Fabric in Seattle. My first collection is called Homestead. This was a design that I originally conceived for The Printed Bolt’s contest, Repeat(ed.) The challenge was “Tools of the Trade” and my inspiration and design story behind the collection can be found here.

As my first licensing deal, I’ve learned that this process can take quite a bit of time. From compiling the ideas, to creating new non-directional coordinates and reworking colors, to debuting the line at market, and then on to promotion… and we’re not even talking about sales yet! It’s been a great learning experience and I’m hopeful that my local quilt shop, The Quilted Angel will carry a bit of Homestead as that would bring the entire process full circle!

Clothworks has been wonderful to work with and I’m very pleased with how the collection came together. I was also happily surprised to find some sweet projects mocked up appropriate to the Homestead theme. I look forward to sharing some projects of my own real soon, and if you make something with Homestead I would love to see a photo. Until then, oh happy day!

14 Responses to “Introducing: Homestead”

  1. Nicky!!! So happy for you. I might just be inspired to take on a sewing project! The fabrics are absolutely beautiful.

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  2. Congrats! It looks like a great line!!

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  3. WOOOOOO!!!! Big huge congratulations on your first licensing deal — and a fabric one at that!! So happy for you, it looks great!

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  4. Congratulations Nicky! This is a beautiful collection. I signed my first licensing agreement with Clothworks. They have been wonderfful to work with. Stay in touch. I’ll find you on social media. Leslie

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  5. Great news! Your collection looks gorgeous. Well done.

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  6. You are so talented. This will take off! I’m very proud of you.

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  7. Yipppeeeeee! Yahoooooo! So excited for you! Can’t wait to see what happens next :-)

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