M & S Textiles Australia

FLOWERS IN THE DESERT BLACK by Australian Aboriginal Artist Lauren Doolan


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Premium quality 100% cotton quilting weight fabric suitable for quilting/patchwork, dressmaking/apparel, soft furnishings and craft.

Purchase continuous lengths by the 1/4m (25cmx112cm) unit:

  • 1 unit  =    25cm x 112cm  (   9.84”x44”)*
  • 2 units =   50cm x 112cm  (   19.7”x44”)
  • 3 units =   75cm x 112cm  (   29.5”x44”)
  • 4 units = 100cm x 112cm  ( 39.37”x44”)
  • 5 units = 125cm x 112cm  (49.21”x 44”)
  • 6 units = 150cm x 112cm  ( 59.07”x44”)
  • 7 units = 175cm x 112cm  ( 68.91”x44”)
  • 8 units = 200cm x 112cm ( 78.75”x44”) etc.


*If you would prefer a Fat Quarter (50cm x 56cm) instead of 25cm strip please leave a message as you go through the checkout.

**Purchases of more than 1 unit of the same fabric will be sent as a single piece.  

FABRIC: 100% Cotton (quilting, apparel, craft)

PALETTE: multicoloured - shades of green, pink, red, orange, brown, mauve, white on black.

MANUFACTURER: M & S Textiles Australia

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ARTIST:   Lauren Doolan comes from Santa Terese in Central Australia.  She belongs to the Doolan family and speaks the aboriginal Arrernte language.  Her 'dreaming' involves wild desert flowers, dancing spirits and spirit people.

THE DESIGN:  The Australian outback is a vast area with a very harsh climate, extreme temperatures and almost no rainfall.  Occasionally when it rains, this barren land showcases its beauty with a kaleidoscope of colour from the bloom of beautiful wild flowers as far as the eye can see. The aboriginal people of Australia consider the bloom of wildflowers, pods, and bush beds to be a blessing and celebrate the event at their traditional rituals and corroboree (gatherings).

Aboriginal women decorate themselves with the wild flowers, daisies and bush leaves when they gather for dancing, singing, corroboree, storytelling, etc.  Some wildflowers are believed to represent spiritual ancestors.  Gently blowing in the wind the wildflowers sing, dance, and relax people with their breathtaking beauty and fragrance.

DISCLAIMER: One of the drawbacks of buying fabric online is that in spite of every effort made by the Seller to provide a photo that represents the true colour of the item, it is impossible to do so, as the colour appears differently on every computer screen. Therefore the item you receive may be a slightly different shade to what appears on your computer screen.

CUSTOMS DUTY: If you are buying from outside of Australia, it is possible that you may be charged Customs Duty or other charges before your order will be released to you. We are in no way accountable for customs duty, handling fees or taxes that a Buyer may be required to pay upon delivery. We recommend that Buyers check with the appropriate authority in their country before they buy.

RETURNS/EXCHANGES: Whilst every effort is made to accurately process your order, mistakes can occasionally be made.

Exchanges or refunds are at the sole discretion of the Seller. (“I’ve changed my mind” is not an acceptable reason to return an item.) If you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact the Seller within 7 days of delivery for pre-approval before returning a purchase for exchange or refund. Unless the Seller has made a mistake and sent the wrong item(s) or the item differs significantly from the item description, the Buyer must pay for return postage. The Seller reserves the right to decide whether to exchange an item of refund the Buyer. If approved, a refund will be credited to the original purchaser's credit card or PayPal account (however they originally paid) and in most cases will not include the original postage/shipping cost. Please allow up to 10 working days after our receipt of the returned item for your refund to be completed.

SHIPPING:  We ship within 1 - 4 business days of purchase.  Shipping upgrades such as Express Post are available upon request.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING delivery times vary depending on the destination, Customs, and local postal service. Orders usually arrive in 10 -21 days although this can extend to 30+ days for Canadian deliveries. Peak period delivery times can also delay delivery, especially in the lead up to Christmas.