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 created bespoke artworks mostly for highstreet fashion brands and most recently worked with Oliver bonas & Anthropologie.
but my personal passion has always been homewares.
I live in 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 wondered if the ADAPTABILTY I'D LEARNED AS A FREELANCE DESIGNER COULD maybe 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 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 developing fresh print ideas and pondering new products.
How I work
I tend to randomly gather inspiration over time usually on my phone, 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 into a repeat.
the designs are then printed on a digital textile printer - while this doesn't sound as romantic as silk screen print it is a brilliantly versatile - it preserves all of the original textures, tones and brush marks from the original and allows me to have 24+ designs in the range.
where are they made
CUSHIONS, pouches & BY THE METRE
the artworks are sent to kent to be printed and are then sewn back in oxford by a 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.
I do hold some stock on the pouches and try to keep the website as up to date as i can.
THE ARTWORKS ARE SENT TO KENT TO BE PRINTED AND THEN HANDMADE BY ME TO ORDER.
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 GENERALLY 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.