I am always happy to design new block printed patterns for commission. I love working to a brief & designing for different mediums including paper, fabric & printed surfaces.
Here are some of my recent commissions.
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Sompting is based on the beautiful carvings found in the ancient Romanesque church of Sompting just over the hill from where I live in Steyning, West Sussex.
I very much love the organic rhythms & geometry of medieval decoration and this church is filled with very lovely things. In this design I wanted to capture this sense of ancient simplicity and history.
Rye was inspired by the fields of falling rye, that grow around me on the South Downs. As harvest time approaches the golden fields create mesmeric patterns, almost like water as the wind passes over them. I wanted to capture this sense of movement and beauty in this design.
Honor & Honoria
This was the first design I created for Virginia. It was created from an ancient piece of French lace, transposed to the woodblock and from there to the silk screen. Virginia named this design after her second daughter who is very feminine & quirky. I love that she names her designs after her lovely daughters.
Barron & Larcher Textile Designers
I was commissioned to research & write this book in 2018 as part of the revival of their archive by Christopher Farr Cloth. I worked with the studio to sample some of their original block-print designs from the 1930’s and then worked with The Crafts Study Centre to photograph their archive for the book and document their workshop & practice in 1930’s Gloucestershire. I have so long been a huge fan of their work and was thrilled that we were able to bring the incredible story of these two very important textile designers & makers to a wider audience. I learned a tremendous amount while researching this book and their practice continues to inspire me today.
The Green Table Café at Dartington
The brief was to create a vibrant, light filled space evoking Dartington’s craft legacy. I drew on the fabulous Elisabeth Peacock woven hangings in the Great Hall and created designs that have a clean, contemporary feel.
My block prints were reproduced in joyful greens & blue in printed ply on the café table tops & walls. I was absolutely thrilled with the final finish.