Botanical art as surface design
Last year I met an amazing woman, fine upholsterer, Sarah Shepherd, who runs her business on the West Coast of Scotland. Sarah asked if I had thought about putting any of my work onto fabric and wallpapers. Funnily enough I had been thinking of delving into the world of surface design, but working with Sarah was the catalyst that I needed to make this plan a reality, thanks Sarah!
Repeating patterns, surface design
This is my first piece using my watercolour painting Asplenium nidus as a repeating pattern. Sarah and I decided to collaborate on a harp stool (below), one of her specialist products, covering it with soft velvet printed with the Asplenium nidus pattern. I had a little fabric left over to make some cushions (huge thanks to my friend Kate for pulling this together at speed) the soft velvet fabric feels amazing and is wonderfully decadent!
I have had a few fabric and wallpaper orders since launching my surface designs this year, it is fascinating to see these designs on real world projects.
A few of you have very kindly allowed me to do a few photoshoots of the results.
This lampshade, using the Cilliatum design printed on 213gsm Cotton Twill, was a collaboration with my friend Eleanor, we had a lot of fun with the lampshade math, and the results are fantastic.
Ercol seat pad collaboration
I worked with The Chairwoman Upholstery & Design to create these ercol seat pads, using existing seat pads. These feature the Dryopteris design in Dark Fern Grey on 300gsm Cotton Denim.