Outback Wife is the debut collection of Cathi Bessell-Browne, the hands and heart behind Gertrude Made.
Each fabric has been a labour of love and they have taken more than a year to complete.
Inspired by the beautiful floral barkcloth fabrics of the 1940s and 1950s, each detail of this collection has been meticulously and sincerely considered to create a range with an authentic vintage voice. The stunning hand-painted floral designs printed on an exclusive cotton barkcloth base, tell the story of four Australian rural women.
Outback Wife is an ode to the strength, passion and courage of rural women across Australia.
This range is truly beautiful and the Barkcloth is easy to work with, both in quiltmaking and sewing in garments. You will love this range!
Calico and Ivy are proud to offer this range and fully support Cathi at Gertrude Made in her journey.
Calico and Ivy girls are Outback Wife Ambassadors!