The traditional bamboo trellis frame work gives a structure to the design and contrasts pleasingly with the stylised markings of the cats.
There are three rich colourways of this textured geometric fabric inspired by the hand weaves of Indonesia, but reimagined as a simplified print.
I created the artwork for these extra large stylised shells by cutting stencils and stippling the interlocking shapes through these onto paper.
The carefree, watercolour artwork for this one colour design makes for a very gentle trailing stripe.
This design started life as a reinterpretation of a classic Mogul flower motif, but as I sketched it seemed to take on the look of a shell -hence the name.
The motifs of zebra, elephants, camels and giraffe stand together in a redraw of a classic French brocade repeat.
There are so many beautiful printed Ikat designs out there already they have become a genre of their own -I wanted to play with the softness of the originals where the shapes are blurred by the weaving technique.