BABES IN THE WOODS
Babes in the Woods is all about bringing the natural world into your child's nursery. Emily designs nursery decor inspired by nature; from grassy lamps sprouting wooden toadstools to baby mobiles featuring bright butterflies soaring among spring flowers.
She designs her collections based on seasonal colour palettes, such as the rich, warm tones of a European autumn for the woodland collection; sweet, soft pastels accented by gold in the spring collection; and bold and cheery brights for the summer collection.
You will find all manner of birds, mammals, insects and plants represented in Emily's designs. Sometimes faithfully reproduced based on photographs and scientific drawings and other times charmingly simplified into sweet little characters.
Emily uses natural materials wherever possible, such as 100% pure wool felt made from Australian merino wool. It is both soft and strong and naturally stain resistant and it won't fray or fade over time.
Every Babes in the Woods product is hand sewn and embroidered allowing for intricate detailing and (if you choose) customization. That way, you are sure to get exactly what you you've been looking for to complete your nursery.
DESIGNED + MADE IN
Bulli, New South Wales
Where do you get your inspiration?
"My first daughter was born in Norway and I was inspired to bring the nearby woodlands' natural tones, textures and animals into my daughter's nursery. Now, living with the Australian bush on my doorstep in the escarpment at Bulli, it seems that nature is constantly trying to infiltrate my studio!"
What has been your favourite piece and why?
"My favourite piece is the first one I made and my most popular item: a woodland-themed baby mobile featuring a fox, deer, owl and squirrel with toadstools under a ring of autumn leaves. This is simply because I designed and made it for my own daughter when she was born."
What is your favourite material to work with?
"I love working with pure wool felt. It has such a lovely thickness and weight and the density of the fibers allow much greater detailing than with synthetic blends without fear of breakage or fraying."
If you were to expand your product range to something entirely different, what would it be?
"I love finding new and interesting fabrics, especially with captivatingly detailed prints. If I were able to use a sewing machine a little better, I would love to make children’s manchester."
Describe your products in three words...
"Delicate. Detailed. Charming."
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