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.
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.