Printmaker and Textile Designer, Kate Farley, who will be showing at Tinsmiths next Summer, popped in to the shop recently to whet our appetite. She brought with some of her latest printed books and bags all based on growing and using food from the “plot”. Kate, who lectures in printed textiles at Birmingham University, will be working on designs for the exhibition which will include limited edition prints as well as textile designs.
At first glance her prints appear to use colour and forms in a fairly abstract manner, but on closer inspection imagery often draws on horticulture in an oblique way and has a charm of the familiar. We are really looking forward to working with her cloth in the showroom for curtains and cushions.