Every now and again I get asked along to a workshop and as I’m always on the lookout for a new crafting obsession I jumped at the chance! Last week, myself and fellow ACHICA Living blogger Katie Treggiden, had the pleasure of spending time in the studio of the talented and super lovely illustrator, screen print artist and textile designer Clarissa Hulse.
[Above: Clarissa Hulse and me, Emma Morton Turner, in Clarissa's studio]
I love to meet the faces behind the brands I have photographed and written about. Designers are always so passionate and inspirational. They make you want to get up and be creative and do the things that they do because they make it sound so amazing. Clarissa is just like that.
Her Islington workshop is a place of wonder. It’s bursting with roll upon roll of the most beautiful and vibrant silks, wallpaper samples, screen-printing frames, cushions galore and tons of illustrations and pictures for Clarissa’s ‘in progress / next designs’. The work surface where the screen printing is done has the traces of designs gone by. Layer upon layer. It looks like a piece of art in itself. The workshop roof is all glass and on the sunny day we were there, the atmosphere was creative and relaxing.
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