The Printed Bolt Repeat(ed) competition has been such a fantastic experience and I am definitely blown away by being judged the winner! Many thanks to the judges this round – Michele, Kathy and Sarah for your feedback; I feel a lot more confident and ready to start creating another collection for my folio… I just have to find my next inspiration.
Before the competition started, I had only been doing little bits of surface pattern designing, but didn’t really have a direction or felt confident of what my style was. The judges feedback each round was really encouraging and helped me to think a little more conceptually and try something different, which has really helped me form my style. I really hope that I’ll be able to get my work out there and it’d be so exciting to have a real collection printed one day!
Again, I just want to thank Ellen and Madeleine for putting together such a brilliant competition – just having the opportunity to have our work published online and reviewed by judges in the industry each challenge has been such a privilege. I hope you continue the competition next year to give another 10 designers such a great opportunity.
I wish the other Repeat(ed) designers all the best in following their design dreams – and especially to Alice and Kim, who produced some beautiful work in the final round and who were so supportive throughout.
For those who want to see me continue my journey, I would love for you to visit my website Fabric Drawer (www.fabricdrawer.com.au) or like my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabric-Drawer/212435855464799)
Thanks for all the support along the way – hopefully this is just the beginning of lots more pattern designing!!