Designers looking to incorporate independently made fabrics into their creations, look no further. Under the name Flowie, Menlo Park-based designer Yaling Hou produces textiles like the Garden Love Fabric pictured here. This 100 percent cotton, semi-sheer fabric is hand screen printed by Hou, who has an Applied Textile degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. I could so see this looking fabulous for a feminine blouse or shirt dress for spring.
For those of us who don’t sew, Hou sells scarves, bags, linens, aprons, tea towels and home accessories like pillows made using her textile designs. Each of the four available prints features floral designs by Hou. According to her blog, she plans to add new designs in February. We know we’ll be checking back to see what Hou comes up with next.