Funky Fabrix

News and Updates

Welcome to Funky Fabrix!
Australia's largest dedicated Organic and Vintage Fabric store!

Here you will find all the latest news from our online organic fabric store

We have new stock arriving daily and will keep you updated on new goodies available, newest trends, fun competitions and bits and pieces from our lives.

If you would like to view our amazing vintage fabrics you can visit our Vintage Fabric store

We love to see photos of your creations so don't forget to pop us a line and a photo if you would like to see your creation on your photo page on the website.

Shona and Jason

Our Vintage Fabric Website

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Blink Design

Our order from Blink Designs has arrived. Blink is a Melbourne based company that uses a screen printed process to create their wonderful products.

We have in stock lovely hand printed purses (at top), hand printed Russian Doll wall plaques and simply devine Sew Your Own Kits! These kits, either for turtles or Russian Dolls, contain screen printed fabric, full instructions, toy stuffing and come in a lovely calico tie bag with design screen printed on the front.

These make lovely gifts, either as the kit or the toys made up.

We love supporting Australia made! Thank you Blink Designs!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Decorating Kid's Roooms

"Children love exuberant, often vividly-bold colors and color combinations, so plan a room with a more dazzlingcolor scheme than you might give yourself....." Words of wisdom from "Practical Decorating Ideas", Ure Smith - Sydney, 1973.

Creating wonderful childrens' spaces can be easy and quick - a splash of colour on the walls, some groovy wall art and a scattering of fabrics - curtains, rugs, pillows, cushions and bedding.

All our fabrics are perfect to stretch across canvases, easy and simple to make and really make an impact statement.

In Transit looks fab in any little boy's room - it instantly creates that vintage retro feel, and what little boy does not love plains, trains and cars?

Alexander Henry's Blue 2D Zoo (also available in multi brights) is just so gorgeous! We have been carrying this for a few years now, and always sells out so quickly. We do have a little left in store but more will be arriving soon! We are so happy this keep getting reprinted.
How good does this look in your little one's room? Also great for bibs, shorts, dresses and more!
Above it has been used for curtaining and bedding and looks just fab!

Moda's Sock Monkeys has now almost sold out, but we do have a little left in store. Once again a perfect choice if you want to create that fun retro look that your little one will love. Even little bubs love this happy fabric.
We have more wonderful children's prints arriving soon - check back often for more goodies!

Wow ........ wonder how we survived the 70s??

Cute Critters - Michael Miller

Want to create a modern Scandinavian look for your child's room, well we have the fabrics for you!
Ok I think I wrote in my last blog, about how hard it was to find cute boy's fabrics. Well we have more! Mind you, these fabrics are perfect for both little boys and girls.

New from Michael Miller, these fabrics have not yet been released here, but you can now find these on our website and in our retail store. I really love the Jungle Box fabric (below).

Scandinavian has always been big, but it is great to see new modern textiles bringing back that 60s Scandivian style. The Scandinavians have always been know for their design and textiles, and we just love seeing this style reflected in new contemporary fabrics.

Jason and I have a huge collection of vintage Scandinavian textiles and so we are just loving these fabrics. You can see more on

If you are a twitter follower, we currently have a special running for our new website. Just enter 10TWITTER at time of checkout for 10% off your order!!

Michael Miller Jungle Jam - so cute!
Glass Menagerie

Jungle Jumble - Great!!

We are looking forward to receiving more wonderful fabrics from this range.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Robert Kaufman Day and Night

Just thought I would share a few pics from the new release fabric Day and Night by Robert Kaufman Fabrics. These have not yet been released in Australia, but we are lucky enough to have the range available now in retail store and online. Great graphics and beautiful quality broadcloth cotton. These are printed in Japan. visit to see all the range.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


We are now Twittering! Join us on Twitter for all the latest news. You will see the link to the left............still working it out!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

At Last - New Boy Fabric!

At last some great new fabric for boys! Cute but funky fabric for little boys is just so hard to find! These funky new Michael Miller fabrics, Bot Camp, featuring robots and rockets are just so cute! Our 4 year old loves them and is looking forward to some new shorts for Kindy.
We have so many new fabrics arriving, that I have not had a chance to list them all!
You will find these fun new prints up and online now
Look out for heaps more funky florals from Robert Kaufman arriving soon.
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter, we are slowing working our way through the mountain of Easter eggs!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Customer Creations

I thought I would share some photos sent by one of our country customers. Jill made this gorgeous quilt for her wonderful does this look? I love the use of the Robert Kaufman Sweet Tooth fabrics. Yum!
Thanks so much for sending us your photos Jill.
We love to see what you make with your purchases, so please feel free to email us photos of your creations.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Michael Miller Fabric

I just had to share a piccy of the new Michael Miller fabric that arrived today.

Birds of Norway

So Scandinavian, so 1960s, just love it!

We collect vintage Scandinavian textiles ourselves, so obviously this really appeals to us.

We have heaps new fabrics arriving daily - check them out here

Have a fantastic and safe Easter!

Shona and Jason

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Katrina Kaye in store!

We have some new gorgeous Katrina Kaye cushions and messenger bags in store.

Katrina Kaye is an English husband and wife team now living in Amsterdam, Holland.

They source the most wonderful vintage Scandinavian textiles and create wonderful pieces like these large scatter cushions and recycled army messenger totes.

These totes are created with vintage army bags, coupled with Scandinavian vintage textiles.

We only have a few left, they just fly out the door!

Katrina Kaye cushions (along with some of our gorgeous vintage textiles).

If you live in Brissy, and love vintage textiles, please pop in! We specialise in Scandinavian 60s and 70s textiles. We have been collectors for many years, and carry fabrics from Sweden, including Sven Fristdt, Boras and Stobo, as well as Finnish textiles such as Tampella, Marimekko and Finlayson.
Funky Fabrix
Shop 5/40 Blackwood St, Mitchelton
Phone 07 38558479
We also have some new Robert Kaufman and Moda fabrics in store.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Jason hard at work...........

Thought I would pop on a photo of Jason, working hard in the store! This was taken before we changed the store around and moved a wall to make more before Christmas.

I found the photo on my computer, whilst trying to find photos taken a while back of some of our vintage fabrics.

I have decided to list a few on ebay. to give us more room! We have so much vintage fabric, shelves and shelves in the store, boxes and boxes under our house, boxes and boxes in our packaging room at the back of the store, some in my bedroom, rolls in our spare thought we would clear a little out.

I am still finding it hard to part with my collection of Scandivanivian textiles, but you never know what I may list when I find the time.

Still working on getting the new website up and running, so don't forget to pop in to see all our new fabrics. We have a fab new range from Robert Kaufman in store now.

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