Fresh Made Designs
Colour, pattern and texture
I spent most of my high school life, when allowed, in the school art rooms - and probably in truth some times when I should have been elsewhere! I was then, and still am, fascinated by colour, pattern and texture - particularly that inspired by the natural world.
In addition to drawing and painting, I learned printmaking and in the years since have practised many different creative crafts. The idea of mixing techniques has always appealed, from turning photos into lino or screen prints, to turning sketches into knitting patterns or clay jewellery.
It has been a long held personal dream to design my own fabric and now modern environmentally friendly print-on-demand services have made that dream a reality! Welcome to the new Fresh Made Designs collections...
I am committed to trying to create more sustainable design and to helping avoid the waste of materials. I have found UK-based suppliers who print sustainably. I have chosen an OEKO-TEX 100 certified organic cotton Panama of a suitable weight for cushions, blinds, curtains etc. Other fabric types, both lighter, and heavier - such as velvet and chenille - are available. My designs can also be printed on wallpaper.
I believe we and our homes benefit from some creativity and individuality. So whether you buy from artist / makers such as myself or would like to make yourself, I would love to help you find the inspiration to bring the creative into your home.
Where to buy my designs
These designs are currently only available to buy directly from Fresh Traditions Ltd and are printed on demand to avoid waste.
Organic Cotton Panama is £50 per metre - please call or email for details and delivery estimate. Prices for other types of fabric and wallpaper available on request.
I have now given my designs their own social media account under the name Fresh Made Designs. This means I can happily post about what inspires me and share the stories of things I'm making.