Textiles Inspiration: Skinny laMinx

Rough-diamond-and-Brancusi by Skinny laMinx

At last a post about Skinny laMinx and Heather Moore! She’s a sure favourite of mine and no doubt yours too if you have seen her work before? And what better time to write this but at the introduction of her brand new fabulous collection: Rough Cuts.

Rough-Cuts_Bowls by Skinny laMinx

I find Heather‘s work absolutely spot on in the new indie textiles market. It has soul, it’ rustic, it’s modern and often there is an imaginative nod to past styles and cool designers. This current collection (Rough Cuts pictured in first four images) is inspired by Scandinavian design but has her usual African roots :)

I LOVE South Africa by the way… And I just love everything she does!

Woodpile by Skinny laMinx

rough-cuts-cushions by Skinny laMinx

I once had the pleasure of meeting Heather once whilst in Cape Town, South Africa. I asked if I could pop into her studio (a shared space not too far from her newish shop on Bree street). She was awesome, she advised me on the textiles market in Cape Town and told me about her work (this was quite a while before Gallant & Jones came into being and our big move to Canada). Heather couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful. I found her to be a likeable, thoughtful, smart and earthy woman who was on her way to becoming a well known name in the textiles and home interiors industry.

Flower Field, in Rosy by Skinny laMinx

Heather is a writer (for Elle Decoration South Africa in the past) an illustrator and designer. She is one busy lady!

herds-sack by skinny laMinx

cloudbirds by Skinny laMinx

The two patterns above are still my favourites. Herds and Cloudbirds… Which are your favourite patterns by Heather Moore?

You can buy her products and yardage at the Skinny laMinx Etsy shop.

xo Gwyn


  1. skinnylaminx,

    Thanks so much for all your very kind words! Hope all is well with you on that side of the pond. Xx

  2. Becca,

    I love Skinny La Minx fabrics! I’m desperate to re-cover an old chair in one of her lovely patterns :)