Objects of desire 2.

As my passion for pattern grows, here are three items I am currently in love with.

These gorgeous gold coloured earrings are from Pilgrim (bought at Debenhams) and I just love their angular shape, art deco yet modern style, I love wearing them!

This clutch bag (a bag maker who still buys bags right?!) is fresh off a market stall in Marrakesh, I just couldn’t resist and after a bit of bartering we agreed a price. I love the colours and authentic pattern, looking forward to wearing it with a white t in the summer and of course it serves as another dose of inspiration for my own designs.

And finally I would like to share my favourite sewing room chair that I picked up at a craft fair in Warwick from a great fabric designer. You can see more from this designer here: www.facebook.com/bakeronsundaystreet

I have nearly finished three cotton knitted dresses that I am looking forward to sharing and adding to my Etsy shop so check back soon if you are in need of a spring smart/casual dress to impress with!!!



Moroccan magic

I was very lucky to spend the week before Christmas (and my birthday) in Marrakesh. We stayed in a beautiful riad soaking up the sights and sounds of the city. I was expecting lots of amazing patterns and architecture and I was not disappointed. Lots of inspiration for 2015 Atelier Boyceau projects! Here is a selection of the images that have inspired me so far.

Oh, and happy new year!

Discovering Enid Crystal Dorothy Marx

On a recent trip to the Compton Verney country mansion and museum in Warwickshire, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a small exhibition of Enid Crystal Dorothy Marx’s work (1902-1998).

An artist, textile designer, illustrator and author, Marx was incredibly talented and successful throughout her career.

I am in the midst of a block printing project for Atelier Boyceau, and as such this discovery couldn’t have come at a better time. I have always loved geometric patterns and abstract images and am currently working on t-shirt designs to add to my collection. I have just purchased a linoleum printing set to try out and my mind is racing with possibilities. As always watch this space!

The pictures speak for themselves! Enjoy 🙂

Compton Verney