My love of textiles and print has grown, over years of loving interior design: I create beautiful hand printed functional things for the home. The whole process excites me - from drawing a design, to carving a block and then printing that design onto linen – I am always surprised by the perfectly imperfect mark it produces.
Inspiration is everywhere - I work in my wonderful Eco studio in my garden and the nature around me provides such fantastic colour, shape and form. I am constantly inspired by the plants, flowers and wildlife which are constantly changing.
I am hugely influenced by travel and culture, from Turkish rugs, Indian textiles, architectural shapes and design to Moroccan tiles! I love to see the old traditions such as block printing that have existed for 100’s of years still being used.
I create block and screen print using my drawn designs. The design is then transferred and carved into a lino block. I will hand-print, sometimes using more than one block, I use permanent fabric paints and dyes to create the surface pattern.
I nearly always use linen as I love the ‘slubby’ texture and the way the design sits on the surface.
I create short runs of printed fabric usually with a specific project in mind
New work added to this year’s portfolio include mixed media drawings and paintings and limited-edition prints – an exciting addition for 2020!