I love nature’s unpredictable beauty.
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Tell me a little about what you do. I am a textile designer specialising in one off hand painted pieces like wall hangings, cushions, table cloths and bedspreads. I work using natural fabrics, largely linen, raw silk, hemp and cotton. All designs are derived either from my own pencil and ink drawings or from ideas and patterns provided by my clients. Every piece I create is unique.
What inspires you? My main inspiration is directly from nature plants-insects-clouds formation. I love its unpredictable beauty. I’m an instictive and spontaneous artist. Lately cities I visit have started to inspire me too, such as the ancient walls of ruins in my home city of Rome.
Tell me about your design process? I usually paint directly on to fabric without first marking the design with pencil. It’s all planned out in my head. To give fabrics a vintage feel which I love I was them at a high temperature so the colour looses its density. I also apply foil directly onto the fabrics to create the graphic metallic patterns.
What do you love most about your studio? The fact that I can hang my fabrics everywhere which helps me to always create something original that has not been seen before. It is also a showroom for clients to come to.
Why is your studio important to you? The Studio gives me a professional role, it’s a showroom where I can invite my clients and involve them in my creations. Its also important because I’m also a mother of two boys and this is my own space.
Tell me about your favourite piece of work? It’s a wall-hanging, 3 meters long, hand painted onto linen. It’s part of the Botany Collection inspired by both Nature and the Ancient Romans Wall (see the last images above).
What is your favourite object in the studio? My vintage fashion table made in solid wood, a present from a friend who is a fashion designer. I also really love all the glass pots and bottles filled with coloured water to give the athmosphere of an experimental lab where I can mix my ingredients and create the perfect colour combination.