Sunday, 18 April 2010

Vintage designs made contemporary

This is a current version of a vintage pattern from the Sandersons archive by C F A Voysey, an associate of William Morris. It is in the Arts and Crafts style, and was produced as wallpaper in 1890s. The design incorporates tree branches and squirrels on a neutral background. It is a very bold, strong design which would not appear out of place now, and as it has been currently reproduced, it seems that there is a demand for this style of design. The limited colour palette links in with my own current collection,which was also originally inspired by tree branches and other plant forms in silhouette. I have made a conscious decision to use natural fabrics and keep the background neutral so as to highlight my hand drawn designs- basically the less is more philosophy.

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