About Sam

Textiles, pattern, design and print have been my life since I first walked through the doors of the textile department at Camberwell Art School. After many further enlightening years in London, where I worked as a print and dye technician and then set up my own textile business, I now live not far from Exmoor in North Devon, where I can more often than not be found squeegee or secateurs in hand.

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.

1997- Present - Independent design practice
2008/10  Bath Spa University - Visiting lecturer in digital design
1991/6 East London University - Textile Print and Dye technician

Chip (R.I.P. 2002-2014)