My journey as a textile designer and maker began in 2004 when I graduated from the Contemporary Textile Practice BA (Hons) course at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.
It was during my time at university that I discovered my passion for silkscreen printing and creating patterns. Inspiration for my designs is rooted in my interest in history and love of patterns. Looking at historical artefacts, I photograph interesting abstract details and textures then develop them into contemporary patterns through a process of computer manipulation.
I enjoy combining different textural elements into functional art pieces. Textures such as leather, linen and wool have been combined in my current collection of handmade bags and purses. I use a variety of techniques including silkscreen printing, free machine embroidery and hand stitch to individually craft each piece. Many designs are then further embellished with beading and buttons to add individuality and textural interest.
My collection consists of a wide range of bags, rucksacks and purses in rich colours and bold patterns. They are designed to not only make a striking addition to an outfit, but to be practical and durable for everyday use.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.