The Artisan Collection
I have drawn inspiration for my designs from quite a different direction for my new Artisan collection. The dictionary defines an Artisan as someone who performs skilled work with their hands, and this collection of simple geometric fabrics and wallcoverings has been inspired by the eighth century Japanese art of Shibori.
My original designs were created by folding, shaping and compressing fabrics by hand and then immersing them in a traditional indigo vat. You can never totally control the process and so the results are always unique and the designs only revealed when the fabric is unwrapped.... this is the true joy of Shibori.
Artisan's striking motifs involve daringly bold new colourways of Tangerine, Indigo and Turquoise and also mulit-directional, all over prints - a new departure for me!