a little bit about me and how this came to be
hello! my name is anna and I'VE WORKED AS A PRINTED TEXTILE DESIGNER FOR OVER 15 YEARS. I create bespoke artworks mostly for highstreet fashion brands which i love, most recently working with Oliver bonas & Anthropologie, but my personal passion has always been homewares.
I live in lovely jericho in oxford with my partner, three children, and Dora the cat.
You can see a small selection of my fashion work on Instagram @printpatternlady - I can only share once it has been in store!
I ALWAYS talked about doing MY OWN THING ONE DAY, BUT WAS NEVER QUITE SURE what it would look like. I was so used to working to a brief for other people I wasn't entirely sure what my 'style' was. Working with Oliver Bonas was certainly a turning point, it re-taught me to look for inspiration in all things - not just other fashion stores - and gave me confidence and creative freedom.
AFTER RETURNING FROM MATERNITY LEAVE I FOUND I WAS FULL OF IDEAs - I STARTED drawing, PAINTING & COLLAGING AND REALISED THAT THE ADAPTABILTY I'D LEARNED AS A FREELANCE DESIGNER COULD BE MY UNIQUE SELLING POINT AS A BRAND.
I wanted to create designs for every room and purpose in my home - for the kids, living, dining and garden and as an eclectic pattern-lover i didn't want all of those areas to look the same.
THAT'S WHY I'VE ENDED UP WITH 4 COLLECTIONS AND COUNTING... I am constantly looking at new print ideas and new products to develop.
How I work
thanks to my phone I can photograph or screenshot anything that catches my eye! I tend to randomly gather inspiration over time and when it comes to creating something new i pull it all together and usually find a common theme! I'm inspired by local museums such as the natural History museum and the ashmolean (i love the porcelain room), my slightly wild but (thanks to the previous owners) well stocked garden, and I can't deny instagram is fantastic for pulling together colour ideas and a great barometer for trends.
Instagram is a great source of inspiration for me - I often look back at what I've liked and find great colour combinations and themes
Everything is FIRST CREATED by hand with pen, ink, chalk and collage. I then move onto the computer but always retain the hand painted feel of my designs, Photoshop is a fantastic tool for tweaking, recolouring and working designs in to a repeat.
the designs are then printed on a digital textile printer - while this doesn't sound as romantic a silk screen print it is a fantastically versatile technique - it preserves all of the original textures, tones and brush marks from the original artwork because the printer can reproduce millions of colours.
where the products ARE made
CUSHIONS & BY THE METRE
the artworks are sent to kent to be printed and are then sewn back in oxford by a very lovely local tailor; oxford alterations.
All of the cushions and fabrics are currently printed and sewn to order - this has allowed mE the flexibility to create so many designs and to also allow you to choose your OWN print combinations.
Please expect your cushions and fabric by the metre to take between 2-4 weeks for delivery.
TEA TOWELS & WALL ART
Tea towels are printed and sewn in London and the wall art is printed by brian in a village on the outskirts of Oxford.
the tea towels and wall art are held as stock and usually available to ship immediately - though it is just me so occasionally I do take a holiday!
NEW INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
I now ship to europe (eu countries), usa & australasia ... I am happy to ship elsewhere so please do get in touch and I can set up a delivery option for you on the website. I JUST HAD TO START SOMEWHERE!
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
COME AND FOLLOW ME OVER ON INSTAGRAM - I HAVE REGULAR POSTS AND YOU CAN FOLLOW MY STORIES (CLICK ON THE JDH LOGO) WHICH IS WHERE I OFTEN SHARE MY DAY TO DAY WORK AND NEW PRODUCTS FIRST!
YOU CAN ALREADY CHOOSE ANY TWO PRINTS FOR THE FRONT AND BACK OF YOUR CUSHION BY CLICKING HERE AND ORDERING ON-LINE:
Or ARE YOU AFTER SOMETHING COMPLETELY UNIQUE, OR LOVE ONE OF MY PRINTS BUT THE COLOURS ARE ALL WRONG FOR YOUR DECOR? I LOVE WORKING WITH CUSTOMERS TO CREATE A PRINT THAT IS PERFECT FOR THEM - PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH IF YOU LIKE SOMETHING UNIQUE OR EVEN A SIMPLE COLOUR TWEAK.
for all other enquiries, including trade, wholesale or individuals please do get in touch through the contact page here on the website, by email or give me a call.
Jericho design house
tel - 07866 315564
Although every effort is made to ensure continuity between the swatches, cushions and fabrics, due to the printing process subtle colour variations may occur between batches.