Last year I did a short course at City Lit called ‘Textile and surface pattern’. It really challenged me as it involved some drawing, something I didn’t think I could really do. I still can’t draw well but it made me realise something I was beginning to grasp already, that I don’t need to be able to draw portraits or be a fine artist to be able to draw patterns. During this course I drew a chive flower. After the course I developed this pattern while using Adobe Illustrator – a computer programme I knew nothing about.
Fast forward 8 months and just before Christmas I had my second lot of fabric printed. The first lot didn’t come out as I thought it would and after a three day Illustrator course, I finally printed something I was happy with. Unfortunately the fabric got lost in the post and I didn’t manage to make what I wanted in time for Christmas markets, so I have finally managed it. A start of a range of products, which even includes notebooks!