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Abstract Wool Scarf

Abstract Wool Scarf


The Abstract Weave wool shawl offers an artistic edge to styling your wardrobe. 100% wool is woven in a chequered pattern and then immersed in multiple Eucalyptus dye baths. 

Artisan Furniture

Artisan Furniture

 

Artisan is a contemporary timber furniture brand blending fine craftmanship with leading designs and premium finishes.  

The Artisan Furniture factory is located near Tesanj in Bosnia and occupies a 50 year old wood work shop; Ćostović. Modern timber technologies are applied for maximum resource utilisation of Sustainable forestry management timbers. Furniture assembly and finishing is completed by hand within an extended family of craftspeople who are committed to Artisan's 'We love wood' philosophy.  

Artisan collaborates with local and European designers, each with multi award winning recognition. Natural oil finishes accentuate the unique characteristics of each crafted piece made from timbers that include European Oak, European Walnut and American Walnut.

 

 

 


 

Craft and quilt fair Australia

Heirloom Fibrecraft sells their designer scarves, fashion accessories, cushions and fabrics by the metre at Australia's Craft and Quilt Fair. 

Digital Art Cushions

 

Heirloom's digital art textiles are inspired by our favourite leaf motifs sourced from our Eucalyptus dye craft and blended with textural surfaces from iconic trees and rock formations throughout the Australian landscape. Inspired by biophilic design principles; bringing nature indoors, many of our designs feature plant morphology and leaf shapes.... ‘orbifolia’, 'longifolia' and ‘lanceolate’. 

Heirloom cushions are printed in Australian with quality materials and full feather inserts (cruelty free, post consumer, full feathers).

Fabric by the Metre

Fabric by the Metre

Heirloom Fibrecraft textile designs are produced by Kim Shipton. Kim applies an art technique of natural dye extraction and leaf embossing which is in turn developed into digital art. Heirloom's authentic designs are available on premium quality cotton fabrics and are suitable for a range of soft furnishings or fashion projects.

Wall paper and wall murals are also available upon request - info@fibrecraft.com.au 

 

Fabric by the Metre SS

Fabric by the Metre SS

Heirloom's original artwork is hand produced by Kim Shipton who has developed her designs using more than 40 Australian native plant species to extract natural dyes and create leaf motifs such as Orbifolia, Lanceolate and Longifolia in her collection of textiles. The natural palette is made from many varieties of Eucalyptus, Acacia, Melaleuca, Grevillea and specialty species. 

Today, we are able to commercially print Heirloom designs and offer a developing range of cushions, wallpapers and fabrics to reach an exciting scope of interior design and artistic applications. Our new Ink Printed range uses Sustainable Green Print production. Heirloom designs are currently printed on Cotton Satin and we aim to offer further fabric alternatives ranging in texture, weight and sustainability in the near future. 

Please contact us for any further information - info@fibrecraft.com.au

Floor Covering Rugs

Floor Covering Rugs

A curated selection of contemporary and minimalist style floor coverings sourced from a respected importer of handcrafted Indian, Tibetan and Pakistanis rugs. 
All natural resources and traditional techniques support the various communities under Care & Fair methodology.   
Each floor covering is available with free shipping for online orders, Australia wide, for standard locations and for rugs under 30kg (refer to each product listing for further details). 
Looking for different colours or designs? We can assist your with more options if you would like to send through images of your furnishings or space - info@fibrecraft.com.au 
NOTE: Rug supply is frequently sold out prior to each shipment so a pre-order may be required. Please contact us for availability updates. 

Freeform Sheer Curtains

Freeform Sheer Curtains

Raw silk is hand dyed in Heirloom's signature extract created from varied species of Australian native plants. Every curtain, dyed in pairs, is made from a unique dye bath which results in subtle leaf impressions and random markings. Our undyed silk textile is a natural, golden colour which works beautifully with our dyes. The textile surface also offers subtle, textural creases that enhance the characteristic of each curtain. 

The Freefrom curtain is designed to create a tranquil and elegant styling element. Directional lighting through the textile can add another intriguing element.

FROM THE STUDIO

 

Heirloom Australian textiles are individually tailored pieces. Premium natural materials are selected for weaving, sewing, embellishing, felting, knitting and dyeing to create elegant scarves and interior soft furnishings.

The Heirloom studio is located in Mona Vale, Sydney and produces a fast turnover of unique pieces. The following selection is a taste of their production.

 

Handbags & Purses

Heirloom's freeform shapes are hand crafted using natural dyes and textiles, weaving and felting. Each single-production piece creates artistic fashion style and expression.

 

Heirloom Arm Chairs & Sofas

Heirloom Arm Chairs & Sofas


Heirloom Fibrecraft offers a range of contemporary style couches, chairs and ottomans in premium wool and velvet fabrics which are manufactured in Australia.

Our collection combines clean, minimal lines with high quality cushioning. Timber legs and elegant dimensions create a feeling of minimalism and space.

Couch sizes range from 2 seater up to 3.5 seater.

We have curated a range of options for the online store, which are made to order with our wool fabric (approximately 4-6 weeks). Alternatively, please visit our showroom to see samples, stock, fabric swatches or to discuss your requirements. 

Heirloom Cushions

Heirloom Fibrecraft combines handcraft, natural impression dyeing and digital art to create a unique range of indoor and outdoor cushions. 

Our collection comprises single production hand made 'Art Series' cushions and a developing range of digital art cushions which are commercially printed.

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Heirloom Fibrecraft Scarves

The latest selection of Heirloom's popular scarf designs have been developed over ten years of mixed craft application and textile art, by Kim Shipton. In earlier days, Kim's 'Art Series' pieces were created from her signature palette of Eucalyptus dyes, knitting, embellishing and felting. Today her work composes digital art interpretations of her original pieces which are printed onto premium, natural textiles. Each design reflects a commitment to biophilic elements with a twist of Avant-garde style.

Heirloom Soft Furnishings

Heirloom Soft Furnishings

A selection of fine alpaca wool throws and cushions compliment Heirloom Fibrecraft's signature textiles and cushion prints.  

Heirloom cushions are created from 'contact' printing with native plants, natural dyes and photographing unusual, artful surfaces within Australia's landscape. These are digitally composed into textile designs by the artist.  

Add a deeper tactile element with our single production Knitted or hand Dyed 'Art Series' cushions.  

NEED ASSISTANCE? Email an image of your space and we will create a design concept for you.

Interior Pieces

COMING SOON....

 

Lamps & Lampshades

Lamps & Lampshades

Heirloom Fibrecraft produces a distinctive range of lampshades in assorted natural textiles. Custom made Drum Shades in various sizes and textiles are also available.

Merino Shawls & Wraps

Merino Shawls & Wraps

Heirloom's luxury scarves and shawls originated as hand dyed pieces by Kim Shipton on assorted Australian Merino Wool, hand woven 'wild fibre' wool and silk textiles. Kim developed a signature palette of colours and prints which are more commonly presented in digital art form today on new, premium textiles.

 

Native Botanical Extract

Native Botanical Extract

Since evolution, humans have been connected to the abundant properties and elements of plants as shelter, food source, medicine and decoration. 

Herbal teas are not only ideal for health and well being, they are useful as dye baths. Imagine immersing a piece of cloth into various herbal tea baths and allowing them to soak for several hours. This is similar to the Eucalyptus dyeing technique. In every plant, there are endless elements that are taken up from the soil. If you look at the Table of Elements, many of these are naturally found in soil. When leaves are heated these minerals are released and when cloth is wound tightly around leaves and branches the minerals are absorbed to create an outline of the leaf onto the cloth. This is assisted with protein in the textiles we use which acts as a binding agent. We also temper the dye bath with natural alkalis and citrus acid.

 

 

 

Natural Base Shop

Natural Base Shop commenced in 2008 as an e-commerce collection of Australian-made, designer products for the home, wardrobe and as special giftware accessories.

We have owned retail stores in Manly and Newport over the years and now supply our own product range to specialist boutiques and galleries within Australia. 

Our textile oriented range features Australian native foliage as cushion covers, throws, lighting and accessories. 

Please contact info@sustainabledesign.com.au for further information. 

Natural Cushions

Natural Cushions


The HEIRLOOM FIBRECRAFT cushion collection comprises our own Australian textile designs, 'Art Series' handcrafted pieces and the finest baby alpaca textiles. 

Natural Materials

Natural Materials

ETHICAL and SUSTAINABLE resources are a priority to Heirloom Fibrecraft. We are exploring alternative natural textiles while wool and silk remain our core choice of fibre as it provides Protein; a key ingredient in our handmade, signature native plant dye extract.
WOOL yarns and felting fibres are sourced from small scale hobby farmers in Australia who treat animals with care and respect. 
Wool from our 'Wild Fibre' range supports a Fair Trade community in India where ethical ERI silk is woven with local wool. Eri silk is sourced from the silk worm cocoon post pupae (once the silk worm leaves the cocoon, unlike commercial silk which boils the silkworms within the cocoon). 

Outdoor Cushions

Heirloom Fibrecraft digital art, outdoor cushions are inspired by our favourite leaf motifs and Eucalyptus dye craft. 

Printed with an Australian supplier who is accredited with Sustainable Green Printing, the fabrics offer the AS1530.3 fire retardancy standard. Outdoor cushions are printed onto 75% recycled polyester.

Cushion inserts are produced in Australia from Dacron, using 70% recycled materials. 


ROLSER TROLLEYS

ROLSER TROLLEYS


    Award-winning premium quality design, our PACK design folds over for storage convenience, is lightweight to maneuvre and constructed for long lasting style"

     

    Rolser shopping Trolleys help to reduce plastic bags - take them to the markets, the laundromat, use them for work, travel and many other multi functional requirements.  The principal production factory situated in Pedreguer SPAIN develops sustainable policies which make Rolser a leader in resource optimization. ROLSER holds some of the most prestigious certifications available which guarantee the quality of all its products and internal processes: UNE-EN ISO9001, UNE-EN 14183 and UNE-EN 131 granted by entities such as AENOR and TÜV.

    SHIPPING IN AUSTRALIA - All trolleys are $19.95 interstate accept TAS, WA and NT which is $39.95

    ECO PEP DESIGN EXCLUSIVE TO NATURAL BASE AUSTRALIA - 100% recycled materials from PET

    Sculptural Silk Scarf

    Sculptural Silk Scarf

    The Sculptural Silk Scarf is made from 100% raw silk fibres. The style is elegant and shimmery sheer with structural styling integrity. Silk fibres enhance stunning hues of Eucalyptus dyes. Small Variations in colour occur as each piece is individually crafted.

    Silk Thread Stole

    Golden silk thread fibre is open weave to create a subtle transparency. The 60 wide x 200 cm long stole is hand dyed in assorted Eucalyptus extract to create a contemporary and elegant fashion piece. Style loosely over the shoulders and drape or layer around the neck for a warmer coverage. 

    Soy Candles

    Soy Candles

    Our all-natural soy candles are blended with dried flowers that include Jasmine, Marigolds, Peonies and Poppy. They offer a mild, natural aroma which is purely the soy with a touch of scent from some flowers such as Jasmine (our candles are free from added fragrance). These special pieces are hand crafted.

    Style Trend

    Style Trend

    Heirloom Fibrecraft was invited By Richard Cole Architects to style Apartment 5 of the recently completed project; 2-4 Foamcrest Avenue, Newport.    

    This collection of products was curated for the photoshoot (beautifully captured by Simon Wood Photography). 

    Sustainable Cushions

    Natural textiles, yarns, dyes, needle craft and digital media are applied and assembled into creative accessories by Kim Shipton. Traditional and contemporary craft concepts have been woven together for over 10 years of design expression and sold through national boutique stores, galleries, art events and for merchandise at special events that include Opera Australia. Kim's longterm passion for sustainable design stems from her degree in environmental studies and earlier interests in Permaculture (which spawned her love for plants and natural dyes). Selecting sustainable resources is a standard design principle for Heirloom Fibrecraft. 

    Should you require commercial cushions please contact Kim to discuss the  alternative fabric options available (all digital cushions can be printed onto hemp textiles) - info@fibrecraft.com.au  

    The Store Stockist

    Heirloom Fibrecraft sells designer cushions and lamps to FairFax Media's online retailer, The Store.

    The Store offers 'quality products curated by Australian design experts', in art, homewares, women's fashion, gifts and accessories.

     

    Tide Design

    Tide Design

    TIDE Design is uniquely handcrafted timber furniture from Victoria Australia which is inspired by simplicity, attention to detail, quality design and manufacturing, and most importantly, individuality.

    TIDE aim to be part of the solution, not the problem in terms of environmental impact. Selected timber is mostly top quality North American timber that comes from forests considered to be the best managed (and certified) in the world. Each TIDE piece is designed and manufactured to last a lifetime, providing an eco-friendly alternative to mass-produced and disposable furniture.

    Undyed Textiles | Natural Craft Materials

    A special collection of raw material supplies for like minded "craft-ists" who are looking for unbleached, natural scarves, shawls, yarns and textiles for their creative projects. 

    Unisex Ties

    Unisex Ties

    Our artistic unisex ties look fantastic with a collared shirt either loosely styled or with waistcoat or...the options are endless.

    Wall Paper & Murals


    Heirloom's designs can be printed onto wallpaper or designed to scale as a mural.

    Panel Printed Width: 130 cm
    Fabric Composition: Ultra-white embossed vinyl face with polyester/non-woven backing

    Application: Suited to residential and Type II commercial application. The vinyl wallcovering has a subtle textured finish which is easy to clean as a wipeable surface. Strippable and printed with waterbased inks.

    Supplied by the metre or in matched panels. We can assist in calculating your surface area - 20cm wastage on your ceiling height should be included. Email: info@fibrecraft.com.au

    Production leadtime is approximately 14 days. Your order can be either collected from our Mona Vale store or shipping can be arranged by quotation. 

    Wallpaper installation by a contractor is recommended. The rate varies between $20-$35 per lineal metre. Heirloom has a recommended contractor in Sydney should you require assistance.

    VIEW THE WALLPAPER SPECIFICATION SHEET here

    Wild Fibres

    Wild Fibres

    'Wild Fibre' Scarves and Body wraps are hand woven in Tibet using local wool and wild Eri silk (humanely harvested silk). Pure eri silk offers a beautiful weight and texture and looks similar to linen with the additional attribute of a beautiful shimmer. The community of weavers have established their own Fair Trade standards whereby profits are distributed for educational and health needs within the working villages. 

    Wild Flora Potpourri

    Wild Flora Potpourri

    Heirloom's Native Plant potpourri blends dried flowers with eucalyptus nuts and pure Australian native flora aromatherapy extract.

    Now available in sealed bags with window, empty the potpourri contents into your favourite bowl and stir each week to release bush flower aromas through your home. 

    Top up your pot pourri with our essential oils which you can also purchase (for best results apply a few drops to the Eucalyptus nuts. The essential oils can also be blended with different fragrances). 

      

    SHIPPING

    SHIPPING by Australia Post is INCLUDED IN PRICES within Australia Only. 

    • INTERNATIONAL ORDER - BY QUOTATION - Best price quotation - Customers are not obliged to proceed if the quotation is not agreeable. 

     

    Wood & Leather Care

    To clean your Artisan timber furniture and leather upholstery, Heirloom recommends these all-natural beeswax products by Gilly's.

    Wool Throws & Blankets


    A selection of premium baby Alpaca and Wool fibres are crafted into supremely soft, tactile and lasting couch throws and blankets.