My Little Shop in the Big Shop

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Earlier this month I took the plunge and opened a little shop unit in The Emporium in Wellington.  Housed in a converted chapel it’s an eclectic mix of around 45 traders offering gifts and home decor items. Many are made by local artists and designers and together they create an … Read More

What’s Next?

So the 100 Day Challenge got rudely interrupted by real, actual work.   This in turn has made me refocus and consider the the direction I want my design work to go in. Amidst all this activity I managed to complete the first brief from Rachael Taylor’s Make It In … Read More

New Designers 2016

  Already the experience of New Designers, the ultimate graduate show, seems a long time ago. But it was only a couple of weeks ago that the seven students from Somerset College set off for London with our final collections flying up the M5 in the back of an Ark van! We all arrived around lunchtime … Read More


Last night was the Preview Evening for our end of year show.  After days of being covered in sawdust, wearing paint splattered jeans and constantly finding white streaks in my hair it was very pleasant to don a cute dress and some lovely heels for an evening of showing our … Read More

June is here, at last!

Well, my three years at college are nearly over. The last module has been submitted, production of copious cushions, lampshades and other display paraphernalia is well underway and I have my sights on New Designers in London.   This amazing degree show features graduating students from all over the country. … Read More

New eBook for Pattern Designers

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Recently, I was lucky enough to be selected by Michelle Fifis of Pattern Observer to preview her new book on Designing Textiles for the Fashion Industry.  It was great to be involved in pre-launch chats about the layout and design of the cover as well as getting an advanced copy of … Read More

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