Hey all! I wanted to introduce you to my good friend and textile designer Laura Redford. I met Laura at university where we both worked on the bar together, she was studying design, I was studying Fine Art. After university Laura went on to do an MA course in textile design at the university of Falmouth in Cornwall. Laura has now finished her 2 year course and is now taking the step into freelance textile design.
Her final designs for her MA were inspired by the animals and plants of the South Pacific and Africa, as a result the collection is very colorful and bold, perfect for injecting some sunshine into your life!
Laura has recently got an Etsy shop and a website up and running and I thought you may like to see her fabulous designs and find out more about her work.
The image to the right is from Lauras sketchbook, I adore this image featuring tropical birds and really wanted to share it with you, the simple colour and line work make a very attractive image.
Below is one of Laura's final designs for her MA show, this design is printed on Habotai Silk, all of Laura's designs are digitally printed using a Mimaki Digital Textile printer in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK.
Laura's designs also lend themselves to greeting cards and clothing! This 'flamingos and coconuts' card design is one of my favorites.
This dress is so pretty, I need to get one of these for next summer, (Laura are you listening)??! :-)
If you'd like to find out more you can view Laura's website here, her blog here, and her etsy shop over here!