“Deer John” is a stunning cotton fabric, designed by Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics. A radiant piece from the “Tiny Beast” collection, in a warm colourway which echoes the tones of a beautiful sunrise, this fabric bursts with life and energy.
On a glow of mustard yellow, are rosy pink regal stag heads with light turquoise spots. The stags, often seen as symbols of grace and nobility, here take on a characteristically ‘Tula’ touch. Their heads are emerging majestically from the foliage, as though they are stepping out into a clearing in an enchanted forest.
The stags’ antlers are golden like the morning sun is shining off of them, stretching outwards with delicate white and turquoise flowers blossoming on them. This subtle integration of flora with fauna is a talent that Tula Pink likes to showcase. An ability to find harmony in contrast of both the image and the colours.
Between the delicate flowers adorning the stag are large pink lustrous flowers, which rise up to the same size as the stags themselves. These oversized florals bloom boldly as they seem to absorb and reflect the sun’s first light, adding a feel of warmth and optimism to the pattern. The large size playfully challenges the viewer’s perception. By changing nature’s proportions, it helps to create a more surreal landscape, giving it a more mysterious and enchanted feel.
Between the main pattern are orange vines, weaving their way across the fabric like sunrays reaching out to touch everything in their path. They offer depth, direction, and rhythm, swaying with gentle curves like a slight morning breeze. Their bright cheerful boldness stands out beautifully against the mustard yellow backdrop, creating a dance of warmth and light.
“Deer John” is so beautifully typical of the works produced by Tula Pink – the unexpected beauty between plants and animals, the delightful interplay of colours, and the intricate details that beckon a closer look. The rosy pink of the stags contrasting with the mustard yellow and sunrise orange offers a visual treat, invoking warmth, inspiration, and a pattern that is sure to help your sewing project catch the eye.
Measuring approximately 110cm (or about 43 inches) in width, options for this fabric range from per metre (39 inches), to a half metre (19 ½ inches) to a fat quarter size of 55cm x 50cm (or about 21 ½ x 19 ½ inches). Purchase it by the metre or half a metre at full width, and rest assured that multiple quantities will flow as one continuous piece.
So if you are endeared to deer, or if you simply wish to drape yourself in the dreamy tales of sunrises and stags, then we hope that “Deer John” will be the cotton that helps you make your next stag-gering creation!