Day 44. Show your mood.. in a Moodboard.
Tomorrow I start Zoom tutorials with my #DesignCraft BA design students. I’ll be sat in my quiet studio looking through the screen of my iPad trying to decipher what they...Read more
Day 43. What studying at the Royal College of Art taught me.
9 year’s ago this summer I was half way through my two year MA course in textile design at the RCA. Having started my textile design education in 2006, by...Read more
Day 41. Gardener’s World. Our guilty pleasure during lockdown!
Day 41. Chris and I have a new guilty pleasure 🙈. It’s @bbc #GardenersWorld! We watched three episodes last night and haven’t stopped talking about it! It’s not surprising that...Read more
Apple and Raspberry Pudding
Despite the pretty fluted flan dish, it did look like it was straight out of a school dinner canteen, especially with the dollop of custard on top.. but it...Read more
Day 40. Positive Thinking and The Power of Yellow
POSITIVE THINKING and the power of yellow 💛💛💛. #Day40. This morning didn’t start the way I was expecting. It was a cloudy, grey sky. From the days of beautiful uplifting...Read more
Day 39. Yves Klein Blue
Have you ever wondered about who gives colours their names? I’m talking about the designers of great brands that come up creative monikers for paint charts (@farrowandball or @dulux). I...Read more
Day 38. Oranges and Lemons
One of my favourite textile designs of all time. #citrusgarden from @schumacher1889. Fresh, vibrant and reminiscent of holidays. My new print ‘Life a Picnic’ has taken some inspiration from this...Read more
Day 33. Satsuma?
The colour orange. Brave and bold but oh so uplifting. It’s not a colour I feel confident with wearing or choosing for a feature wall in my home but...Read more
Day 31. Throwback to my Alexander McQueen days
Waayy back in Summer 2008 when I was a naive 21 year old design student, I was lucky enough to be offered an internship at Alexander McQueen in the print...Read more
Day 30. Chipped Paint
I’m convinced that you can spot pattern anywhere you look. You just have to be aware of it and 💥boom, there it will be. Chris has been sanding down my...Read more
Day 29. My top podcasts for beating the lockdown blues..
Who doesn't love a podcast? In an age of constant information overload it is refreshing to find those few consistant media channels to get gripped on, subscribe to and 'follow',...Read more
Day 28. Stripe is my neutral.
Stripes (and usually of the black and white variety) are my so called ‘neutral’ print. They go with everything and offer creativity and flare with personality and coolness. It all...Read more
Day 27. HOPPY EASTER
On the road to Thoiry (1970) was taken by the Swiss photographer Peter Knapp (b.1931) for the French fashion house Courrèges. The empty road and open landscape evoke a feeling...Read more
Day26. It’s Easter weekend, and it’s beautiful weather. I’m dreading when grey days come and grey moods with it. The sun is certainly being kind to us. I saw this...Read more
Day 25. Gouache
Yesterday I sat in the garden painting. It was lush. The sun was out and the baby was asleep, I love a bit of #selfcare through creativity. Hoping for a...Read more
Day 24. The Little Book of Calm
‘Feeling a bit wobbly?’ (Jelly emoji needed here!) . This fitting headline is taken from a recent issue of @stylistmagazine and pretty on point to how many of us are...Read more
Day 23. How to make TRAINERS
After posting an insta story earlier about an @iPlayer programme I watched about #trainers I thought I might base my blog post today on the textiles of these staple wardrobe...Read more