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Linen Prints

Welcome to the Linen Prints website .

I am a Bristol based designer and printmaker with a background in textile design and surface pattern. Over the past ten years I have been combining my love for drawing and pattern within the practice of printmaking. Increasingly, I have strived to go back to my roots in textile design, stripping it back to a more traditional form of hand printing by cutting individual lino blocks.

I am always drawing, collecting bits and pieces and taking photographs and will admit to being a bit of a hoarder!  My studio space is caving in under the strain of sketch books, fabric, shells and seed heads.

The range of patterns is constantly evolving as I gather inspiration from my love for plants and flowers, anything in my or my friends’ kitchens, or even just my back garden. I’m never without my sketch pad or a camera, as you never know where your next idea will spring from.

The designs are clean, fresh and simple, and the method of block printing also gives a lovely textural, slightly faded quality to the image.

Each piece of fabric is hand printed and therefore unique, this adds to the excitement as you never know until you lift up the block what lies underneath. The product range is expanding all the time and now includes card,tea towels ,mugs and coasters.

Jacqui Watkins