It's been a busy couple of weeks! Drakes Auctions is in full swing attracting new customers with some exciting antiques and collectables, and whilst working at the auction house I've also been busy creating new products ready for the opening of my Etsy store! Heres a sneak peek into what I have been up to...
Having sourced a beautiful collection of linens from Ada & Ina for my backing fabrics, and luxury fibre filled cushion pads, the next step is to start making my cushions!
Amongst working on my collection of lampshades, I have created a collection of A5, 36 blank-paged, eco-friendly notebooks, for all your jotting-down and doodling needs!!
Working at the auction certainly has it's perks. With the ability to buy some great pieces of furniture in need of restoration, and a little modern touch!
Ill be back soon with the final products and the launch of my Etsy store!
I have recently returned from a 2 week stay in Guernsey, visiting my Mum. Whilst there, I met Denyse and Diana from Iris and Dora Designs, and had the opportunity to use their studio and equipment.
With various design ideas in mind, I selected a few. Each were comprised of various elements that would be layered on top of each other to create bespoke screen-printed fabric.
With the sun shining surrounded by my Mum's collectables, from vintage tea-sets, ornate mirrors and picture frames, antique furniture and her quirky bits and bobs, her adorable little cottage with pots of flowers blooming in the courtyard, I couldn't have wished for a more inspiring place to delve into the arty head-space needed for printing!
Each textile panel is unique, printed with eco-friendly inks onto hand-dyed grounds. Layering different elements, with various coloured inks that either complement or contrast each other, I decide placement as I print. Following no repeat rule, I print as if painting a picture.
Take a look at the full collection of my new prints on the Portfolio & Designs page.
New interior and fashion products to launch soon!
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All imagery Gemma Lofthouse ©
I am a textile print designer/maker, with a strong passion for striking prints. textiles, design, colour, texture, interiors, fashion, travel & different cultures.