A Breed I Didn't Know Existed!
These last few weeks I've been working on a collection of fabric designs, all featuring different dog breeds and more often than not breeds suggested by my Facebook followers. Here's the current collection:
17 designs so far, more to come! I'm currently working on a crossbreed design which in hindsight was a bit of a daft idea as there's just so many types in so many different sizes and shapes.... it's hard work!
The latest completed design I have worked on was the Polish Lowland Sheepdog or Polski Owczarek Nizinny which is pronounced
poll-ski ov-cha-rik nee-shinny. Owners refer to them as PONs. They're a herding breed I'd not heard of before asking for suggestions on Facebook, I thought when people were requestion PONs they meant POMs as in Pomeranians! Unsurprisingly Polish Lowland Sheepdogs originate from Poland and are a strong working breed who likes a job, their exact origins aren't known but it's suspected that the Puli, Tibetan Terrier, and Bearded Collie had some say in it. Whatever their history they're stunning and looks like a lot of fun.
I've had a few other breeds suggestions I'd also not heard of, so hopefully in time I can add them. It depends on how popular the existing designs are so if you know anyone who would love some clothing, fabric, or anything else with these designs on please spread the word! Right now I'm trying to keep updating this new website to include everything you could possibly ever need to know about my work, I'm not the most tech savvy but I'm quite proud of how things are going. I'm thinking of taking customs orders on fabric designs, so you could have a design made just for you with your pooch all over! I can advice printers and companies to use to get products and fabric, and grant you the right to use it however you like even if you wish to sell it yourself. If you like the idea of this i'd love to know, I'm always trying new things and never fully sure whether they are good ideas or not.... Have a great weekend, I'll see you soon. Elspeth