Thursday, 29 August 2013

Leah Duncan Fabrics Debut At Owl & Drum

Leah Duncan has many arrows to her creative bow.

And fabric - her latest artistic endeavor - is sure to hit the bulls-eye, too!

Already a successful greeting card and tea towel designer-illustrator-printer, her first-ever range of fabrics for Art Gallery Fabrics have just been released - and Owl & Drum is thrilled to have five different bolts of Duncan's debut designs.

"After seeing lots of bright colors in fabric collections, I was delighted to find these pastel hues in Leah Duncan's collection," said Bianca Howell, the co-owner of Owl & Drum.

"When I was living in Portland, I saw her cards in a little shop on Belmont Street and was inspired by her organic illustrations. The cards are beautifully illustrated and she uses a wonderful range of colors."

Duncan's collection of 100 percent premium cotton fabrics - titled "Tule" - feature interesting symmetrical and geometric shapes in distinctive colorways.

The five fabric bolts that have just been put on Owl & Drum's shelves are:

Terrain Cactus - featuring pale green spots on a white background, interspersed with orange and yellow dots;

Mojave Illuminated - featuring dark blue triangles on a white background, complemented by smaller green, orange and yellow triangles;

Windmarks Arid - featuring a chevron design of blue, peach, yellow and silver-gray dots on a white background;

Mojave Opaque - featuring white triangles on a peach background, plus random pea green, peach and silver-gray triangles;

and Native Fringe Solar - featuring geometric lines of orange, white and peach shapes in a Southwestern style.

Duncan is an Austin-based illustrator and textile designer who creates artwork inspired by nature, folk art and her love of children's illustrations. Each of her archival prints are created with pigment inks for long-lasting quality.

"Leah's collections are influenced by her Native American roots, mixing hand-drawn details with bright, eye-catching color combinations that will bring you to a world where folk meets modern," according to

Her wide range of greeting cards - depicting different types of flowers, as well as rabbits, buffalo, deer, whales, quails and other animals - are printed on entirely recycled paper.

Duncan also makes limited edition cotton tea towels that have proved popular with Owl & Drum customers since the store opened in midtown Tulsa a year ago.

"People just seem to love Leah's style," Howell said. "She's a very talented artist and designer."

For more details about Duncan and her creations, check out her website at

For more details about Hollywood, Fla.-based Art Gallery Fabrics, visit

For more details about Owl & Drum - which carries about 300 fabrics made by many different designers, crafts supplies and tools, plus numerous unique gifts - visit

The 2810 E. 15th St. store also sells many other items made by Tulsans, Oklahomans and artisans from Portland, Oregon, plus a wide variety of craft books.

Owl & Drum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. The store is closed on Sundays and Mondays, but it's open every day online at

For more information, call Bianca at 918-742-1404, send an email to, or follow us on Facebook,, TwitterPinterest and Instagram.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Scandinavia Style by Westex Fabric

We have fallen in love with our latest Japanese imports from Westex fabrics. The collection is called Scandinavia Style and they are printed oxford cottons. 

This lightweight canvas fabric is perfect for home decor, handbags, and kitchen accessories. How fun would these prints be in your kitchen! They are so cheerful.

You can find these fabrics, as well as other Japanese offerings at our store in Tulsa, OK and in our Etsy shop. Click here to check them out!