Thursday, 7 February 2013

Cloud 9 Fabrics Debuts Retro-Inspired Fabric, MicroMod

Rob Bancroft is branching out into the fabric field – and so is his pattern-making company.

Bancroft is the husband of Alexia Marcelle Abegg, with whom he co-founded the popular Green Bee Patterns in Nashville.

Bancroft's debut fabric line – titled MicroMod – by Cloud 9 Fabrics is now at Owl & Drum!

“I like the colors of the MicroMod prints as they have more of a masculine feel, which is something that we don’t have enough of in our store,” said Bianca Howell, the co-owner of Owl & Drum.

Howell and business partner Dani Weaver selected four prints from the brand-new microMod collection – named “Tick Tock,” “Vertigo,” “Seaweed” and “Night Vision” – during a recent buying trip to the International Quilt Market in Houston.

Tick Tock in White

Seaweed in Purple

Vertigo in Teal

Night Vision in Teal

MicroMod, a 100 percent organic cotton fabric, is a retro-inspired fabric which features geometric shapes, with purples and teals incorporated in the interesting color pallet.

“With it’s moody, neutral colors and vibrant accents, this mid-century, modern-influenced collection is perfect for everything from home decor to garment sewing,” according to

“It is also one of Cloud 9’s price-sensitive collections, which means you get the benefit of buying organic at an average quilting cotton cost.”

MicroMod is the first licensed fabric Bancroft has designed for Green Bee Patterns’ new fabric division. (In fact, the Tennessee company is now called Green Bee Patterns & Design!)

For more information about Bancroft and his work, visit

Want to see more? Here's a taste of what of some future collection from Cloud 9 Fabrics.

Four prints from Coleman-Hale’s new collection for Cloud 9 - "Blossom Festival," "Motif Madness," Cranes" and "Of A Feather" - are also due to arrive soon at Owl & Drum.

Her new range is called Tsuru, which means “crane” in Japanese.

Tsuru from Rashida Coleman-Hale

“Tsuru soars with beauty and grace - and a touch of modern funkiness,” states

“Rashida spent part of her youth living in Japan, and some of her beautiful work is influenced by Japanese culture and landscapes,” Howell said.

For more information about Coleman-Hale and her work, visit her blog at 

Owl & Drum is also eager to receive the prints called "Textila," "Sparro," "Chevrona" and "Lechuza" from designer Eleanor Grosch's new Mixteca range.

Mixteca by Eleanor Grosch

"Mixteca serves up wild sophistication - exotic and energetic, bold and dynamic, vivid and subtle," according to the designer biographies on, which notes Grosch's collection is certified as organic as is part of its price-sensitive collections.

"Eleanor is a very well-known print illustrator of animals who is also creating great designs for fabric," Howell said.

For more information about Grosch, visit

Interested people can also visit’s downloads page for the company’s current selection.

For more details about Owl & Drum – Tulsa’s one-stop shop for fabrics, homemade gifts, craft books, accessories and supplies – call Bianca at 918-742-1404, visit, or follow the store on Facebook, Twitter,, Pinterest and Instagram.

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