May Gibbs Now At Home At Spotlight

15th March 2021

 May Gibb’s iconic Gumnuts and other Bush Babies have leapt from the pages of her books into a new range of designs celebrating Australia’s beloved author and illustrator’s art that provides the perfect inspiration for home decorating. 

With the extensive fabric range featuring popular May Gibbs imagery designed by Nerida Hansen, stylish home décor including ready to hang blinds as well as cushions, the product offering also includes iconic kitchen napery. For the very first time, May Gibbs bedding is not only available in single sizes, with double and queen sizing now available for nostalgic fans.

 Sewing and Fabric

The classic May Gibbs sewing, and fabric range designed by Nerida Hansen and which celebrates Australian flora and fauna in the most adorable way features 9 different organic homespun 100% cotton quilters fabrics, a fat flat bundle which includes the 9 designs, four cotton spandex fabric options, three French terry fabric styles, eight fabrics for furnishings, eight iron-on transfers as well as six ribbons to coordinate with the fabrics.

Make a feature of these May Gibbs designs in rooms by using them to upholster chairs and other seating such as ottomans, create curtains and drapes, and even transform tired lampshades into something fresh and new.


Room Décor

The delightful May Gibbs room décor range featuring a vibrant selection of May Gibbs’ classic Gumnut characters and their Australian animal friends includes a ready to hang blind, cushion, seven different canvas wall prints, a kids fold-out sofa and two playmats.

With such limitless decorating potential, the May Gibbs design selection will not only bring a smile to a face, but it also respectfully honours the heritage of this very special Australian artist.  It comes Snugglepot and Cuddlepie approved!



Bursting with colour and adorable characters, the timeless May Gibbs bedding offering includes two quilt cover sets and two fitted sheet sets – available in single, double and queen.  The bedding range also includes two cot fitted sheet designs in a pack of two.

As the centrepiece of any bedroom, making over the bed with a May Gibbs bedspread and linen is the easiest way to miraculously evoke her legacy.

Kitchen Napery

May Gibbs’ beloved characters and their natural surroundings are a gorgeous tribute to nature and included in the stylish and on-trend kitchen napery range are two tea towels in a pack of two and two different apron styles.

Continue the themes of May Gibbs’ work across other furnishings, like side tables that resemble gumnuts, or accessorise with Australian native flowers in vases.

“Spotlight is Australia’s go to for all things sew, furnishings, bedding and home décor so it is a completely natural fit for the May Gibbs brand.  The very nature of the brand’s beautiful iconic art has made it incredibly popular with sewers and crafters alike.  We are also pleased to be launching with Spotlight the brand’s first ever range of bedding in double and queen sizes which have never been released before – plus a selection of colourful and vibrant room décor and kitchen napery,” said May Gibbs Brand Manager, Rosalie May.

Head to spotlight to view the extensive range here.

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