Thoughts Turn to Summer
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  It’s amazing how evocative a colour can be.  Designing this swimsuit in a geometric pattern in turquoise for my online shop has got me in the mood for summer.  Turquoise is one of my favourite colours and I wear it all year round but it does look best with a tan. … Read More

Free Palette
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Hi   I love using my own photographs to inspire my colour palette.   Today I’m sharing the love from Iceland – one of my most loved places.     Please feel free to use for your own projects. Happy designing   Jan x        

Happy Somerset Day
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Here in the lovely county, where I have lived all my life, we are celebrating our first Somerset Day.  May 11th was chosen as it is the birthday of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex.  Famous for fighting off the Danes and burning cakes. The day is proposed to celebrate … Read More

What a day!
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After what seems a very short time back at Uni, it was submission hand-in day today.  I created 3 collections from my summer sketchbook Animal, Vegetable and (yes, you guessed it) Mineral.  All based on the theme of Shades of Indigo. After six weeks of painting, printing, dyeing in indigo … Read More

Coming up for air….
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Well, life has been very busy with the start of a new term at Uni.  Starting Year Two has definitely seen a step-change in terms of workload.  Getting back into work mode after an 18 week break (yeah, don’t feel too sorry for me!) has been a challenge coupled with … Read More

Back to Uni, London Design Festival and Indigo
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Back to Somerset College for a new term which started earlier this week  bringing with it some new faces, lots of old friends, a studio move and a new module to work on for the next 6 weeks. As the theme of our first project is Shades of Indigo I … Read More