Selvedge Magazine show case my work in their Archway shop

selvedge window

Saturday saw Jim and I head for London with  luggage filled with all my creations tool kit and every kind of fixer and pin you could imagine.  Staying with my daughters was lovely and helped me find a little peace after the busy month of January.  On Monday we headed over to Selvedge on Archway Road and my what a place filled with beautiful creations, magazines to drool over, threads ribbons and all sorts of beautiful designer made fabulousness so what an honour to have my work featured in their window.

And so began the creation of a window display a completely new experience for me on this scale.  Well its one thing designing on paper for a space but in reality there are  the little anomalies to work out but we did it and what we thought would take 2 hours ended up taking  5  1/2!!!!  So here are some of the snap shots along the way.

the shop



There would be no show without this man, he has supported me through all my years of studying and since graduation has been the finance behind my new collection. We work well together and after he has finished work can be found up at my studio helping wash screens, mix manutex and telling me where I should be placing the next motif !!! He should have been a designer ~ thankfully too he is much taller than me or there wouldn’t have been anything hanging in the space.


ME ~ hello if you’ve not met me before

filling the window space

filling the window space – starting to get tricky

me again

there were quite a few cushion covers to fill

staring to fill up

its full in here

jim 2

my assistant



final 1

the finished window

final 2


its lovely and bright – thats for sure and certainly brightens up a February day

My work will be on show until the end of February.

judy 2

if you’re interested in purchasing cushions or lampshades do get

in touch they are all made by me and Ill be listing some in my online

shop very soon, fabric by the metre is also a possibility

thanks for visiting and thank you Selvedge – byeeee

Find out more about Selvedge Magazine  ~

‘The Magazine

Selvedge is a design-led, 100 page, bi-monthly magazine that covers every facet of textiles – interiors, fashion, art, craft, travel and shopping – in an intelligent and inspiring way.

Founded in 2003 the magazine revolutionised the way textiles are presented and quickly became the world’s leading textile publication. Six times a year we cover textiles made with time, thought and skill in a magazine produced in exactly the same way – with quality writing, stunning photography and original illustration. Focusing on textiles doesn’t mean we turn our back on the rest of the world… the exact opposite is true. We see the world though a textile lens but cast our eye far and wide looking for links between our subject and achievements in other fields from architecture to archeology.

More flexible than other textile magazines – Selvedge fits seamlessly into a creative lifestyle.’

Selvedge Magazine invite me on a new exciting adventure

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I’m off to London – why I hear you ask? Well towards the end of 2013 I was contacted by Selvedge Magazine asking if I would like to showcase my work in their shop window in Archway London!!!!  Oh my I … Continue reading

A year of inspiration from the world of design

I’ve been inspired by many things and people this year and it started back in January whilst still in 3rd year at DJCAD whilst I was researching for the Partnerships Networks and Connection Module with the brief set by the Bradford Textile Society.  As ever an oriental theme started to develop ~ inspiration from Textile View, Bloom and library sources were just the beginning

inspiration textile view

and books were a great source of information

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the amazing trend forecasting bloom journals by Lidewij Edelkoort

this one is my favourite

Bloom tinctorial

The Society of Dyers and Colourist was the final brief of the year under the Partnership Networks and Connections Module.

Living Jewels

inspiration in all things bugs and

 Art Forms in Nature ~ Ernst Haeckel

Haeckel, E. Art Forms in Nature


Selvedge magazine has introduced me to many amazing designers over the years, this edition  featured  Mary Katrantzou a fashion designer from Greece. I adore her use of colour and pattern and the amazing photographer who captured her designs Eric Madigan Heck.  His work is outstanding and is an art in itself. He has photographed some of my favourite designers work too.  His work interests the part of me that would love to be a stylist, arranging accessories, interiors etc for magazine shoots and photography.

eric madigan heck

Eric Madigan Heck  photography

Mary Katrantzou florals

eric madigan heck

As a textile designer I often wonder how my designs would be interpreted into the final outcome

the designers choice of model is important on how their cloth will be seen

One model who has cropped up often this year is Ginta Lapina from Latvia

Again the stylist in me is fascinated by the photo shoots she has appeared in

for many of the finest; Kenzo, Yves St Laurent, Hermes, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Chanel,

Versace, Fendi and Prada and many many more

Ginta Lapina Muse Magazine

Muse Magazine

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look book for Neiman Marcus

As ever this list would not be complete without the mention of Issey Miyake  and his  Pleats Please Collection.  I now own the book of the same title and it is filled with incredible design and shape.

issey miyake dress

issey miyake pleats please

issey miyake pleats

Chanel – autumn/winter 2012-13 collection was another favourite

with the mix of textures from light weight chiffon to woollen yarns

Chanel A/W 2012

Chanel A/W 2012

Chanel A/W 2012

Chanel A/W 2012

Comme des Garçons

shape colour and form

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comme des garcons

comme des garcons

Reiko Sudo of Nuno Corporation was first introduced to me by James Donald whilst I was studying Textile Art at Dundee College

And has been a constant source of inspiration through the Nuno Books

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I was very lucky in November to see her work in real life in Edinburgh at the Dovecot Studios

a whole gallery dedicated to textiles – it was incredible

Reiko Sudo

Reiko Sudo

Reiko Sudo

Reiko Sudo

and Rowan Mersh and his Textile Sculpture is my latest fascination.  His work intrigues me and with my latest love of all things 3 dimensional; form and shape within fabric, you can see why

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Rowan Mersh

Rowan Mersh

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So this ends my inspiration for now hope you enjoy the links I’ve included


Fake Evidence – my dream upon graduating

As part of design and the market studies we are looking to our future and building up our ideas and where we would love to see ourselves once we graduate – Lindsey said think big so I did – here are my results – this is my dream to appear on my favourite textile magazine front cover Selvedge – this is not real –

below is the feature which I would love to have appear in the magazine