The Design Process...

...begins in my studio at The Chocolate Factory in East London.

 
 
Weeds & Wilderness design in development

Weeds & wilderness

For my Weeds & Wilderness designs I collect leaves and flowers with interesting silhouettes which I press and dry before building up layers of collage, colour and pattern using disperse dyes and heat transfer techniques. I'm especially drawn to urban plants and wayside weeds rather than conventionally "pretty" garden flowers.

Weeds & Wilderness design in development

CrystalRocks design in development

mineralrocks and Crystalrocks

Earth "textures" and geology including rocks, minerals, lichens and crystals are the inspiration for my CrystalRocks collection. Generating designs for this work involves washing coloured dyes over paper and using salt or soda to create the complex crystal structures in the surface of the dye. These are then manipulated digitally before being printed onto fabric

CrystalRocks design in development