I am drawn to beautiful textiles. Their graphic lines, their combinations of hue and tone will have me marching across the shop floor to take a closer look. It often makes me wonder what it would be like to be a Textile Designer.
The vibrancy and intensity of a Georgina von Etzdorf scarf leaves you with a dilemma - do I wear it or simply frame it and behold its beauty as a work of art?
Display of Georgina von Etzdorf scarves
Next up - Orla Kiely. The woman is a genius.
The prints have a refined retro feel to them, sometimes quirky, sometimes humorous. When I lived in London I was able to frequent her popular sample sales which allowed me to acquire more handbags than one women can sensibly use.
My first 'Orla Kiely' - a present from my Dad - saved for
Sunday Best, Weddings and summer evenings.
The all purpose Orla Kiely bagged at a London sample sale.
It can and does go everywhere.
I have a hat to match (!)
My 'spring has sprung' Orla - bought full price, in a moment of
weakness following the birth of my first son. I think I may have been seduced by the practicality of its wipe clean exterior!
And finally, the beauty of the fabric that exudes from the fingertips of Clarissa Hulse is a pure joy to behold. I even remember where I was the first time I saw one of her creations.
Autumn Berries palette by Clarissa Hulse
It is going to be tricky finding time to be Textile Designer, a Fashion Designer, a Letterpress Printer AND a Potter...