$0-50 / $50-100 / Fabrics / Handmade / Pillows / Tableware

How Sweet It Is: Block Printed Fabrics by Home Sweet


Lately, I’ve been getting the itch to do a DIY project, big or small. Making pillows is easy enough, but I think I want to do something different, but equally as simple — like making a piece of wall art by stretching fabric over a frame. When I found these fabrics by Home Sweet on Etsy, that desire sparked up inside of me again. After all, prints as beautiful as these deserve to be put on display — works of art in themselves.


Jennifer Nelson designs and makes the fabrics at her Delaware home. They are block printed by hand with eco-friendly inks, and the bold, retro-leaning patterns are right up my alley. They are incredibly simple, yet still intricate and attention-grabbing enough to make a great home decor statement. If you’re not inclined to try your hand at crafting, you can purchase a variety of products already made with these fabrics, including gorgeous pillow covers and table linens. I think I’ll start with a few small swatches of fabric and work my way up from there. I’ll let you know what I come up with.

Why It’s Green:

  • Patterns are block-printed onto hemp/organic cotton blend fabrics using water-based inks
  • Handmade in the U.S.

Price: $9-70 for fabrics swatches of varying sizes. Approx. $70/yard

About Author

I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.

1 Comment

  • Wolf M. Mix
    August 14, 2009 at 6:59 am

    The blue and green pattern is sharp-looking!


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