ELEANOR HUMPHREY - The launch of Molly Mahon's Greencombe Collection
Image: © Molly Mahon, Berry with flowers
This February, textile designer Molly Mahon will launch The Greencombe Collection, a hand block printed collection of cottons and linens, designed in Sussex and hand blocked in Rajasthan.
Being outside has always been a place of great happiness for Molly - whether in her garden, the hills of Scotland, the incredible flower fields of India or the wild hedgerows of the British countryside, the joy of the colours and the beauty of nature’s offerings are the things that most inspire her. It is these simple pleasures that are celebrated in her new collection Greencombe.
Image: © Molly Mahon, Dianthus fabric
In this collection, Molly brings to life the simple wonder of primroses, wild carrot and dianthus flowers, nostalgic depictions of strawberries and tulips, and reworkings of the majestic Mughal flower designs. Her distinctive graphic repeat patterns reinvent these wood block motifs in a new light.
Her chosen palette incorporates bold colours inspired by Bloomsbury group artist Vanessa Bell – fresh lettuce, radiant yellow, raspberry pink - alongside earthy tones found in the Indian desert and English countryside, perfect for those looking for sophisticated prints with a touch of joyful charm.
Image: © Molly Mahon, Dianthus fabric in the English countryside
Molly’s initial drawings were transported from her studio in East Sussex out to the home of block printing itself, Rajasthan, where they are now being meticulously hand block printed on a delicious range of linen and cotton cloths by highly skilled craftsmen.
To view more of Molly's work, visit her Instagram page: @mollymahonblockprinting.