Tuesday, 31 July 2012


Having a fantastic time exhibiting at the Pittenweem Arts Festval. Lot's of people have been so supportive and have had brilliant comments about the work and a few orders of wallpapers to boot! The festival is on until Sunday 5th of August.

Here's a peek at Venue 33, see YOU there!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012


Only 4 days left til the Arts Festival begins!

You'll find me at Venue 33, The Old Yard, 38 High Street, Pittenweem. The festival runs from Saturday 28th - Sunday 5th August, venues open from 10am - 5pm. Preview night is on Friday 27th, 7pm-9pm.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 12 July 2012


This weeks big project was to print a 2 lengths of fabrics which will be applied to furniture by interior designers and upholsters Fiona and Michael at Feather Your Nest, based in the seaside town of Elie. The fabrics are locally sourced linen and dark wool manufactured in the UK.

The printing process...

The first layer is printed...

Once the first layer has been printed the second colour with detail is added...

Et voila! The final product!

Thursday, 5 July 2012


Reviewing colourways.


Last week there was a visitor to the studio...

Kirstie Allsop came to film for a new show at the Lynsey Jean Henderson Print Studio (where I hire my space from). It was rather surreal to see how these programmes are made. They were filming the lovely print designer Zoe Murphy for a house they are working on in Joppa.

Lynsey has space available a the studio to rent on a monthly basis or to hire use of the equipment daily i.e. a 10 metre print table, massive exposure unit, light box wash bay etc. If you are interested in hiring a space have a look at her BLOG for contact details and more information about the facilities.


This week I have been getting final samples and lengths of wallpaper ready for the Pittenweem Arts Festival (the deadline for which is drawing ever nearer, eeeeek!)

Here's a few images of the printing process once you have your image onto screen. The images show the designs for 'Baroque Rose' and 'Seaweed Drift'.

Once the wallpaper has been coloured by hand I screen print the first layer of the design...
The second layer with detail is added next...

Close up...

Print run off from the wallpaper to the table...this gives me an idea for a future project ;)

Length of 'Seaweed Drift'

Thursday, 28 June 2012


Here is some work I've been doing from the studio this week.
From the original artwork the colours are then separated into different layers and printed onto trace.

The next stage is to cut a path through each layer of trace so that both ends match and meet when printing. At this stage you HAVE to be as accurate as possible. Being a millimetre out could affect the final outcome.

Once your repeat design is completed it is ready to expose onto a silk screen and you are ready to begin the printing your designs...

Sunday, 24 June 2012


Only 6 weeks til the festival! Seaweed drift coming together in repeat...

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


As I have previously posted I was awarded a bursary to exhibit my work at this years Pittenweem Arts Festival which takes place for 7 days from Saturday 28th of July til Sunday the 5th of August. I can now reveal my location and venue number for this years event. I can be found at the Bottom of South Loan just off the High Street in the courtyard on the corner at Venue 33.

For this event I have been working on 2 collections of screen printed fabrics and wallpapers. "The East Neuk Dwellers" is inspired by the wildlife found in Fife from gardens and long walks taken through the countryside. "The May Isle Collection" is inspired by the Isle of May and it's winged, finned inhabitants and surroundings. Coming from a family of fisherman I feel I have a close connection with the sea, the May Isle was of particular significance as I have fond memories as a child (and adult!) of trips out to the island with family and the local fisherman's boat race to see who could get sail around and be back at the harbour first. The designs are then screen printed by and onto beautiful high quality fabrics which I've sourced from a manufacturer in Kirkcaldy.

Above all, I have been dedicating my time and efforts to create striking designs that are of the highest quality using local sources wherever possible to keep the finished product truly Made in Scotland.