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Author and illustrator takes skiing home

Author and illustrator of Ski A to Z Kimberley Kay has launched a range of 18 fabrics and wallpapers on ski, snowsports and mountain themes. 

The range of fabrics echoes the bright, fun illustrations created for Ski A to Z and conveys a love of skiing, sport and the mountain environment. The designs are available for licensing (at the time of writing), they can also be ordered as print on demand by the metre or in a range of ready-made household furnishings. 

From snowflakes to ski equipment, ski lifts to mountain peaks the fabric and wallpaper designs are ideal for keeping the ski season alive. Perfect for chalet, ski apartment, ski condo or a snowsports themed room, the designs are in Kimberley’s bright upbeat style. The designs are available at Kimberley’s ‘Inspire by Kim’ Spoonflower shop.

Kimberley said: “Much ski-themed home decor is a nostalgic style with imagery and icons from the early days of leisure skiing. My designs bring in modern icons, imagery and equipment, to provide the opportunity to furnish in a more modern alpine style.”

The designs are available to be printed on demand on a range of fabrics from sheer chiffons, through a range of cottons, right through to upholstery linens and cosy velvets. The designs can also be bought on rolls of wallpaper, pre-pasted, or self-adhesive through to grasscloth wallpapers. Kim has mocked up a number of scenes to show how she envisages the designs may be used.  

“Whilst working on Ski A to Z, I decided that I wanted to use surface design techniques to develop a home decor range which would portray the fun and joy of skiing. I also hope that skiers will be inspired to use the fabrics for accessories and clothing,” Kimberley added.

Ski A to Z is a practical introduction to skiing, in hard back format with over 100 full colour illustrations. More information about the book is at www.skiatoz.com

The fabric collection is hosted by print on demand company Spoonflower in the Inspire by Kim shop. Spoonflower is offering 20 per cent off site wide until Sunday, May 1, see the website for more details. 

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