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Interpreting Trees

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 […]

Art Trail

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.

Geometric patterning

Nobody can stop the energetic Claudia Owen from creating her geometric inspirations. She has a vision to change the way we see a surface & in turn creates her lively & colourful creations which are a delight to wear. Her designs on silk are exquisite observations of light & shape.

Picture perfect

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.

The creative process

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 […]

Shimmering metallics

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

Industrial Designer works with silk

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 […]

Colours of nature

A group of circle of designers hemp & linen tea towels

Our extensive range of tea towel designs are carefully printed with eco dyes on hemp and linen base cloths. The hemp fibre is especially absorbent and linen also launders and dries to perfection. View more of the range at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba.

Get set with a pattern

PipWilly patterned hemp tablecloths

We have extended our range into all natural table linen. Our environmentally friendly hemp/organic cotton fabric is handprinted with water based dyes and can be used to enliven your space. Choose a colour to enhance a natural atmosphere for your home. Pictured here is an arrangement by PipWilly.

Scarf Story

Circle of Designers -- new range of designer natural silk scarves.

Circle of Designers has been making some natural silk scarves. Each pattern carries a design with a different artist’s story. There are neutral and blue grey colours to choose from which can be used to lift your outfit.