#100daysofpatterns – Week Two

I’m in week two of my #100daysofpatterns project and I’m still at it. I have a confession, I had 10 days holidays so I’m picking up where I left off, but it wasn’t all wasted time as I saw the work of Laura Slater at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, so eyes peeled for a roundContinue reading “#100daysofpatterns – Week Two”

Floral Motif Workshop with Rachel Taylor

On Saturday, 11th May, I took part in a Floral Motif Workshop led by surface pattern designer and teacher of Make It In Design Rachel Taylor at the Reloved Upholstery Studio at the Pear Mill in Stockport. The workshop came at a great time for me, in the midst of my #100daysofpattern project to learnContinue reading “Floral Motif Workshop with Rachel Taylor”

#100daysofPatterns

Since I started sewing, by default I started becoming more and more interested in textiles and surface pattern. Right at the start of this blog I experimented with surface design, but I was put off because I felt print design meant Laura Ashley style flowers, and I don’t often wear florals, so I thought itContinue reading “#100daysofPatterns”

Shibori & Indigo Dyeing

Indigo is amongst the oldest dyes for textiles and printing, it’s synonymous blue tones can be spotted across the globe and seen throughout ancient history. Much of the indigo used today is synthetic and most commonly used in denim. The more I learnt about the production of clothes and the dyeing process of fabrics, theContinue reading “Shibori & Indigo Dyeing”

Exploring Floral Print Design

When I embarked on my journey designing repeat patterns with fabric in mind, instinctively I started drawing flowers.  It’s hardly surprising as blooms have dominated British Print Design historically since William Morris and have been turned into signature styles by household names of Laura Ashley and Cath Kidston.   St James’s wallpaper, designed by WilliamContinue reading “Exploring Floral Print Design”