Currently Coveting: Digging the Diggi Dot range from Skinny laMinx

I recently popped in to the Skinny laMinx shop on Bree Street in Cape Town to get a sneak peek at the new Diggi Dot fabric collection by Heather Moore. Inspired by her trip to Jaipur and the process of block printing.

In 2014, Skinny laMinx designer Heather Moore was invited to teach a three day course in pattern design and generation to an international group, as part of a seven day experiential tour in Jaipur, India. The focus of the tour was traditional Indian block printing and dying techniques, and Heather’s role was to teach the group to design and create pattern, using linoleum printing blocks. She stayed in a charming old hotel called Diggi Palace, teaching in the shade at a leafy poolside courtyard.

While preparing for the trip, Heather did a lot of lino block printing in her studio, finding this method of generating pattern very exciting, because of the way the simplest shapes can generate endless combinations and variations, with just a shift of direction or colour.

Heather had anticipated, upon her return, that she would create designs bursting with the vibrant aesthetic excesses generally associated with India, but instead, she found herself drawn to soft colours and delicate lines. This is what she wrote in her journal on the last day in Jaipur:

“I have come away with a sense of sweetness and calm beneath the clamour and chaos of the traffic. Delicate fabrics, the finest lines, the softest tones: My experience of India has been all about exquisite skill, craftsmanship and attention to the finest detail.”

The result is the Diggi Dot collection, where the simplest block printed motifs- a line, a half circle and a dot – combine with the fresh, light colours of Jaipur.

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Within the Diggi Dot colletion you can find the following designs and colour combinations…

Simple Stripe
– Lemon
– Mint
– Liquorice
– Steel
– Signal red

Sway
– Steel / Signal
– Lemon / Mint
– Liquorice / Fog

Gridly
– Steel / Signal
– Glass / Mint
– Lemon / Fog

Block Circle
– Liquorice
– Steel
– Signal red

Skinny laMinx fabric is priced at R545/meter and is available from the Bree Street shop and online at www.skinnylaminx.com

 

Skinny laMinx Contact Details

201 Bree Street, Cape Town

Email: studio@skinnylaminx.com
Web: www.skinnylaminx.com
Images: Kathryn Rossiter
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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!