Circle of Designers works with a wonderful linen mill in Europe who has the ability to produce high quality digitally printed cloth. We have had the pleasure of collaborating with the award winning Milliner Catherine Kelly. Catherine runs a couture millinery store called Embellish Atelier where you can find everything beautiful to do with hats. The space is dedicated to supplying and facilitating workshops for traditional hat making and other related crafts. Aprons are worn by the team with the fun ‘Mum of Many Hats’ slogan and illustrated by Meg Nicholson reflect Catherine’s shared experience of being a mother. Catherine promotes hats by attending and running many social and charitable events. Hattember is a fabulous event in conjunction with a competition that raises money for the John Skipper Kelly (JS) fund. Illustrations by Olivia Godbees.
Marilyn Reeman is influenced by sturdy construction and is drawn to the beauty of robust shapes and forms. Marilyn is both an Artist making textiles as well as an Interior Designer with a clear vision. She likes to create one off and limited edition textile pieces so recently teamed up with Circle of Designers. There is no mistaking that Marilyn Reeman’s contrasting neutral palette and her fine woollen scarves are a simply superb collection.
Mixed media artist Ally Bryan of ‘Coloured Space’ designs has always been inspired by her experience of the sea. Ally’s artworks are shaped by the energy and emotion she harnesses from her passion of the ocean and its surroundings. Ally captures vivid light and colour with her many applications of acrylic, watercolour and ink strokes. These three designs Abstract Plant’, ‘Sea Urchin Gems’ and ‘Transformations’ translated onto silk fabric make glorious scarves for Circle of designers don’t you think?
Recently Ally has been involved with a collaboration where she worked with Youth Off The Streets and Sally Mayman on the Northern beaches of Sydney. The exhibition launched on Nov 7th.
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 appears to naturally lend itself to be made into silk scarves to wear. 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 her favourite subject […]
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 […]
We’ve been making bags from our hand designed hand printed patterns by Australian artists – yes – and lots of them. Tote bags – Shopping bags – Yoga bags. Made form Hemp, Hemp/Organic cotton blends all of our bags are more durable, washable and stylish than any of your existing bags.
Anjum Olmo designer from the Blue Mountains NSW has been busily adding to her art portfolio & repertoire of new work by creating a new series. Pictured here is the vibrant and raw depiction & her version of ‘Parsnips’. Such a beauty of organic shape & bright saturation of colour. A natural textile design don’t […]