I created this fabric print design for the fabrics and papers company St.Judes. At the time I was regularly going along to Lindy Hop classes and I thought about the forms and the shapes people there made while I making it. I wanted it to feel light and fun and full of movement. Some aspects of a few plants I saw at the botanical gardens in Sheffield also came out in my drawings. Maybe the bar scene in the first Star Wars had some influence too!
If you’re interested in purchasing it or seeing other work on the St.Judes site it’s http://www.stjudesfabrics.co.uk.
I’ll be posting some of these up on my Etsy shop in a few days time. By the 9th January. They’re all linen with different coloured linen backs..
Bamboo Barbara is inspired by musician M.I.A’s song ‘Bamboo Banga’ a tune I love. Cavewoman power. Here she is in a very different element on a lovely thick white linen.
To give an idea of the scale..
An idea for a fabric design that I might do one day…
This is one of my sketches for the Printathon flyer. I was thinking of Stong, Brave, Resilient…and ended up drawing a right wally ..see the final flyer below..