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hand screen printed textiles + accessories
Colette Moscrop hand printed fabrics are designed and screen printed in my home studio.
These fabric panels are perfect for using in a number of sewing projects - zip purses, fabric buckets, quilts and cushions, collars, cuffs and pockets on clothing and much more.
Inspiration for my prints can come from anywhere, crumbling architecture, the colours of nature, the ring left by a coffee cup.... Each design begins as a sketch, then play around with scale and layout to create the finished design.
I print with water based inks using rich, bright colours which I mix myself to get the perfect shade. The base cloths I use are all natural fabrics - cotton, linen and a linen/cotton blend.
I'm happy to take on custom orders, so get in touch and lets talk about your next project!
I'm a lover of all things handmade,
with sewing and handprinting fabric
at the heart of what I do.
It all started when I was a little girl,
making dresses for my Sindy dolls
and bedding for my dolls house. I
was always at my happiest cutting,
stitching and playing with fabric.
I went on to study Fashion, Textiles
and Jewellery at Art College, which
was a gloriously creative time. This
led me to my first job, making couture
accessories at a company which
supplied the worlds top stores.
Working with the finest silks and
velvets was a real treat.
Over the years I worked for several small companies and eventually branched out on my own, designing and producing womens evening wear and accessory collections for a range of small boutiques in the UK, Europe and Japan.
Throughout most of this time my husband has been by my side and has supported me throughout my creative journey. When we started our family I stopped working so I could be a full time mum to our two girls. Now they are both in school I'm picking up the fabric and working in a new way.
Spending so much time at home made me appreciate the beauty in everyday objects. I am no longer keeping things for 'best', I use them everyday and they bring a smile to my face. A Liberty print peg bag, a handprinted tea towel, a quilt made with precious fabric, these small things give joy, bring back memories and remind me that right now is the best moment to be in.
So if you use some of my handprinted fabric in a special quilt or cushion cover, or use one of my zip purses everyday for your make-up or bits and pieces, it would thrill me to think that these small items make your eveyday a little more special. and make everyday 'best'.