Botanical art as surface design

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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!

Soft velvet fabric featuring digital print of Asplenium nidus watercolour painting by Marianne Hazlewood

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.

Lampshade collaboration

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.

Arisaema cilliatum lampshade
Cilliatum fabric design including imagery from my Arisaema cilliatum on 230gsm Cotton Twill
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.

Ercol seat pad in Dryopteris Dark Fern Grey on denim
Dark Fern - grey fabric design including imagery from my Dryopteris affinis and Dryopteris sieboldii paintings on 280gsm Soft Velvet