I have recently collaborated with designer C F McEwan (click on the link to visit her website) using her latest range of fabric to create a classic clutch bag. Clare is a freelance designer who uses digital photography and print media within textiles. This incredible fabric is made from hemp and silk and has been a complete joy to work with. The texture and feel are so unique and luxurious it adds yet another dimension to this clutch bag. Using her beautiful fabric, Clare has created a range of stunning scarves which are well worth a browse.
Click on the gallery to enlarge and scroll through; some of these photos are from her recent design show – check out the fab chair covered in her fabric…
About the fabric creation
With an interest in surface, shape and layer, Clare makes use of a variety of materials in her work. Drawing, printmaking, hand stitching and simple making processes are combined to create abstract and atmospheric imagery. Irregular shaped objects are built using paper, fabric and plastic.
The textiles, objects and surfaces are photographed with different arrangements of lighting. Clare often selects materials with some translucency, like greaseproof paper, sculpting with these materials to find shapes within the translucency. Objects made create unusual silhouettes cast onto back-lit surfaces – which are then photographed.
Bags made from Clare’s fabric are available to order. See Contacts page if you want to get in touch.