I design and print interior fabric and accessories in my studio and all of these designs start with drawing. My blog developed when I started to document the colours I found when drawing plants/birds/feathers etc. What started as a desire to source alternative colours to inform my designs rather than just global trend forecasted, has become an inspirational resource for my work.
My design work has twice been shortlisted for the British Design Awards, in 2007 with Rosemary Russet fabric and again in 2010 with Laser etched Cork Squares and has been featured in many national and international press including, Elle Decoration, Vogue, Homes and Gardens, Living etc, Period Living, Country Living, the English Home magazine and Architectural Review etc.
M.A.Design/ Textiles (distinction) – Bath Spa University
B.A.(Hons) Textile design – Camberwell School of Art, London
2011 Devon Guild of Craftsmen - Presidents award
2010 British Design Awards Shortlist - Laser etched Cork
2009 Innovation award - Bath Spa University
2007 British Design Awards Shortlist - Rosemary Russet fabric
1996 Crafts Council Development award
1985 Royal Society of Arts Designers in Industry travel award - 1 yr in India studying block-printing, dyeing and traditional textile skills.
1991/6 East London University - Textile Print and Dye technician
Chip (R.I.P. 2002-2014)