Circle of Designers is always working behind the scenes sourcing new qualities of natural fibre textiles to print your designs onto. We are also on the search for low impact GOTS certified dyes. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) sets the Oeko-Tex 100 which is an international certification process and eco-friendly. Generally low impact dyes […]
Watercolour artist Ingrid Bowen is hanging her work alongside ceramicist Larissa Warren in an exhibition called ‘Scripted by Nature’ at Suki and Hugh Gallery Bungendore, 17th Aug – 29th Sept 2019. The artists are exploring the patterns, layers and synergetic cycle of regeneration between earth and forest. Working in ink & watercolour, Ingrid is fascinated […]
Julie Christensen‘s work naturally lends itself to be made into wearable silk scarves. Her depiction of each nuance of colour in every petal shows her deep love and fascination for her chosen subject. Julie has explored different varieties of flowers such as lillies, poppies, peonies and always returns to roses. Julie’s passion leads her Artwork […]
In June as part of the Pittwater Artists Trail, Ally Bryan’s exuberant Art work was on display at Newport Community Centre. Ally’s work is influenced in every way, just like her, by the ocean and everything sea. Her lovely display incorporated a new series of seascape paintings. These mixed media artworks evoked the spontaneous energy of the surf and coast life. Another addition that set off the display were her painted found flotsam objects. The silk scarves of her artworks were hung for effect.
Nicole Law has put her art onto scarves. Nicole is an impassioned drawer and mark marker who believes in the meditative and repetitive power of incrementally just doing work when you can, within the parameters of your life situation. Her palette revolves around the strong use of black and white and building up layers to create her […]
The ‘North Island’ collection is a group of six cushions, digitally printed with eco dyes on hemp/organic cotton and framed with charcoal hemp/organic cotton piping. Molly was an artist and naturalist who travelled around early last century staying with friends & family in the North Island of New Zealand carrying her watercolour set and sketchbooks. […]
In our most recent photoshoot the very delicate watercolour work of artist Vikki Turton is highlighted. The piece is called ‘Estuary’ which resonates with the reflections & light on the water in the background of this scene. These handpainted effects in shades of blue make this coverup garment an instant wardrobe lifter.
Each designer works in their own design practise so it is always very productive to meet up exchange our ideas. At our last creative get together we wore the scarves that we had been busily working on and took some photos. It is always a good comparison of technique and this time a celebration of the achievement of a new range. It […]
Breathable soft linen fabric with new metallic shades has arrived. See fresh botanical designs handprinted for spring/summer. ‘Spiky Sprigs’ – a drawing of the Australian native flowering shrub ‘philotheca’ ‘Fern Drops’ is part of the Akaysa coordinates range. both by PipWilly
Circle of designers met the Industrial designer Oya Demirbilek when she was exhibiting her geometric jewels at the textiles & fashion exhibition INTERWOVEN. Oya has since branched out with her work into the medium of textiles. Oya’s design philosophy is to create objects that are delicate, simple, useful & easily recognisable. I think that you […]