Sunday, 23 January 2011

Cote d'Ivoire seawaves

Spotlight on a stunning ream of Dutch wax print cotton - one of our absolute favorite batiks, made into pillow cases and lavender linen drawer sachets or under-the-pillow sleep aid.

Both available at our Etsy store: SISTERBATIK


Thoughtfully made and generously filled with dried french lavender, from the fields of Valensole; where summers are filled with the deepest lavender.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Making Home

SisterBatik loves to fill spaces and be a part of creating engaging and warm homes - so we were very flattered when an interior design firm approached us with the possibility of providing pillows and accessories for their clients. 

Because we enjoy what we do so much and pour our racing hearts into it, every step is a thrilling experience.  We would be very happy to hear from any interior designers who are interested in bringing SisterBatik to their clients and aesthetics.

The love for SisterBatik is a unique and inspiring experience - thank you for the love xx

Thursday, 20 January 2011

What's in a name?

That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet
                                          William Shakespeare

This week, when reams of personalised SisterBatik labels arrived in our letterbox, I must admit to just the fraction of tears.  There is a moment in movie writing, where there is a direction "The music swells"; to evoke an overcoming of feeling - this was one of those moments.  I share this pride, joy, excitement and vintage cotton bobbins with you all.


Wednesday, 19 January 2011


African Cool Beans - Julius Holland premium batik, design inspired by the humble coffee bean:



 Available at our Etsy store:  SISTERBATIK

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Creating a gentle ripple.....Handmade Spark

We love to mix and match, which is one of the principles behind SisterBatik pillows - ecclecticism.  It seems we are (without realising) part of a larger handmade design trend for 2011/2012 - please take a look at this great article on Handmade Sparks; a brilliant creative blog for the indie and handmade community

Thank you for featuring us on Handmade Sparks and throwing light on what we do - it is wonderful encouragement xx

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Featured on Look Linger Love

We are always grateful when SisterBatik are chosen to be featured and supported by a fellow blogger! 

Both Glamorous and Cool with capitals is the wonderful looklingerlove - click and visit her site, to see her piece on SisterBatik and become a faithful follower of her many stylish tips.

Love SisterBatik xx

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Zambezi stripes

When we see a print we like, our eyes fire a billion neurone tracts to our imagination and we are taken into some far off thought-land. So you must allow us to indulge. For what is loving something if you cannot indulge it alittle?

This print instantly made us think Out of Africa - tucked on some vast game plain, under the cool canopy of a tent or safari lodge. On the masai plains, lions majestic and resting between their kill, zebras proud in their famous lines, a plated-rhino snorting fierce. And like the life-blood flowing through the many great African game countries, is the great river, the Zambezi.  That's why we called it Zambezi stripes!