My surface pattern design journey started because I just wanted to know how to get my artwork onto products and especially onto fabric. I really, really wanted to be able to sew using my own fabric designs.
Along the way I got a bit side tracked with other interests (Make Art That Sells Home Decor, Do What you Love E-course Masterclass) but this has added to the fun and has been a very satisfying journey.
Over the last few years I’ve had a few bits of fabric printed with my designs and I’ve had products like tea towels, cards, placemats, journals and mugs made.
However my one true love is really designing the patterns and then using (some) of them for my own sewing projects. Fortunately I have been able to get my designs printed “on-demand” at Next State Digital Fabric Printers who are based in Melbourne. I’m really impressed with the quality of the fabric and the print. Most recently I used the satin fabric to make some sweet PJ boxer shorts for my daughter.
I’m proud to say that I’ve become one of the featured artists at Next State and now you can order a select range of my designs directly from the Next State website.
Using digitally printed cotton to make beeswax food wraps. Bonus: They work!