My Collaborations

I've been fortunate to have had several enjoyable collaborations over the past few years. Here are some of them starting from the most recent.

*If you'd like to collaborate with me, please contact me here.

My Summer Drawing Den (August  / September 2017)

I collaborated with Cuprinol and Dulux UK on a fun and exciting project to create a summer haven / drawing den in our back garden, inspired by the recent Channel 4 series Shed Of The Year. Here are some photos of our finished space - it became a project for all of our family. The project was sponsored by Cuprinol and dulux UK. You can read my blog post here.

IMG_5310.jpg

 

The Window Film Company (September 2017)

I've recently collaborated with The Window Film Company, here in the UK. They've used some of my illustrations for their window film which can be used on any window. The film is easy to add and remove and is perfect for making a window more private without blocking the light. I've used my insects design in my downstairs cloakroom as I no longer wanted to use a blind. 

Here are some more of my designs they've used but if you'd like to see my whole range, please visit their website here

 

Cloud Nine Fabrics

In the summer of 2016 Cloud Nine fabrics contacted me to design three panels of fabric for them so that they could be sold as panels to make aprons cushions and bags.

These will be available later in 2017 and are part of their British Invasion range.


Make International  

I have a wonderful collaboration with Make International where I provide illustrations for mugs, glass, kitchen textiles, placemats and coasters.

I've also collaborated with them on a Haberdashery Range with toy kits, bags and fabric storage buckets. I work with Keith Brymer Jones who is the Creative Director at Make International.


Waitrose Editorial

I was asked by Waitrose to illustrate some designs for their special Scandinavian kitchen magazine issue  - April 2015.
 


Collaboration with Miffy UK

I've been a huge fan of Dick Bruna's illustrations ever since I was a child so was thrilled when I was asked to collaborate with Miffy UK headquarters by making some Miffy products using vintage and retro Miffy fabrics from my collection.

This is an ongoing collaboration to keep the Miffy brand alive and vibrant. This year I'm making lots of purses with a combination of Miffy fabric and my own fabrics that I designed to go with them.


SHIPS Store in Japan

In 2014 I worked on a collaboration with a Japanese department store called SHIPS where I licensed some of my designs to be used on mugs, hot water bottles, blankets and bags.
 


Mollie Makes Magazine 

I was fortunate to be asked to collaborate with Mollie Makes magazine in 2013 to design the free cover gift.

I designed a Make Your Own sausage dog toy kit.


Ikea Fish Supper Print

In 2013 my Fish Supper Collage was selected to be sold as a print worldwide in Ikea.

b543ec1cc4a8c749b783d42dc86466d0.jpg

This sold for over a year.


Ikea Magazine 

In the summer of 2013 our Totnes home was featured in the Ikea magazine called LIVE.

They wanted a UK home for a special Scandi fabric issue so thought our home was appropriate.

Kirstie's Vintage Home  - Channel 4 TV

In 2012 I was contacted by Raise The Roof productions to provide some handmade textile items for a new Channel Four TV series called Kirstie's Vintage Home. The team were renovating a home for a Dad and his two daughter's and I was pleased to be able to contribute. I was commissioned to handmade two small quilts, a few handmade toys and cushions. I used vintage 70s fabrics from my collections and included original Heals fabrics, also from my collection. I also made some 50s barkcloth fabric cushions for the living room, again using fabrics from my vintage collection.Here are some photos I took of the accompanying book that also featured my products. The book is published by Hodder and Stoughton.

The Art Group 

Unknown.png

In May 2007 I was living in Brighton and had just finished a six week screen printing evening class. A friend at the studio asked me to participate in an Open House during Brighton's May Festival and it was whilst showing my new screen prints at this event that my work was spotted by The Art Group.

I signed a contract with the publishing company for the following 10 years. My work was first published and sold as posters and cards in Habitat stores across the UK. I was particularly proud as they sat alongside some cards by my favourite illustrator Dick Bruna. My work was later sold in Heals and many other stores across the UK. Here are some of my designs I licensed to the company.

Clothkits

In 2007 I started a collaboration with the company Clothkits. I'd grown up wearing Clothkits clothes in the 70s and remember wearing some of the corduroy pinafore dresses and dungarees. I was thrilled that Kay Mawer was going to be re-launching the famous brand and was equally thrilled when she spotted some of my screen printed designs in an Open House in Chichester and then asked me to design for her. I was still a full time music teacher at the time but making plans to change my career.I collaborated with her over several years designing her best selling rag doll, toys, bags, children's and adult clothes. I loved the fact that all the kits were going to be screen printed in London. Here are some of the fabrics I designed for Clothkits.