Are you on Instagram? Join us every other Friday afternoon where we have tea and talk textiles (virtually) with a designer or maker we admire. This Friday (5 February) at 3pm GMT Polly Leonard, Selvedge’s founder and editor, will be talking with block print specialist Molly Mahon live. Molly is a friend of Selvedge, featuring in Issue 97: Red and running workshops for us both in person and online. Her brand, Molly Mahon, is a British design studio, offering a range of joyful prints on fabric, wallpapers, homewares and accessories. Passionate about the art of block printing, Molly has played with creating designs with lino and wooden blocks that she works with in her studio in East Sussex. Join live and send us your questions for the designer.
Molly started block printing after trying many creative practices, she explains, “I think maybe it chose me! I have always loved creative workshops and had tried all sorts of things from life drawing to children’s book illustration, but it was attending a block print workshops that really set my senses/emotions on fire - I was smitten. The process fascinated me and I was thrilled by that moment where you lift the block and see the printed pattern left behind. I then slowly discovered that block print pattern can be applied to so many things. My designs are inspired by my surroundings, both at home in Sussex and on my travels in India where I work with artisan crafts people. I like to create pieces that will enhance our homes and make people smile. I firmly believe that every home should be a colourful reflection of its inhabitants.”
If you subscribe to Selvedge before 15 March, you will receive a complimentary Molly Mahon tea towel set. More details available at Gift: Molly Mahon Tea Towel set
If you can’t make it live you can catch up with this chat and January’s guests on our IGTV platform. January’s guests were Chinar Farooqui founder of the Indian fashion brand Injiri and Hetal Shrivastav, founder of Raasleela, the sustainable clothing and accessories brand that places great importance on reducing textile waste. Our next guests will be announced on Instagram.
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