design for fabric


The working process


fabric printing

My work

Wooden blocks are shaped, then carved or engraved. Alternative materials to wood are cork or cardboard, they are less durable but quick to prepare. The blocks are rolled with liquid dye and the colour is “stamped” on cotton. Natural vegetable dyes can be made using local plants and all the cloth used is recycled.

My father’s textile design are printing has been a strong influence

Fabric designed and made by Gerald Holtom in 1951 : Pollen

Manufactured by Gerald Holtom for Evelyn Hunt, 1940

Cow Parsley, 1950