Print & Pattern Category

Down the Rabbit hole with the Wrong Shoes

Follow Alice through the rabbit hole and discover the fantastical world of Wonderland… During the Purton Farm Christmas fayre last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of meeting 3 lovely and talented ladies from Swindon’s ArtSite. I was (and still am) totally thrilled to bits that they asked if I would be interested in exhibiting […]

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Hand Felted Soaps ~ Lather me Up!

Perfect gifts for gardeners, mechanics, painters and grubby little mitts these hand-felted soap bars are wrapped in 100% wool roving to create a soap & gently exfoliating wash cloth all in one. Of course they’ll look just as stylish on your own sink if you can’t bear to part with them once you’ve tried them! Wool has […]

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On Dancer!

They’re back! These articulated lace reindeer were such a hit last year. They will look just as gorgeous dashing across the sky as they will prancing round your Christmas tree.  Or perhaps wrap them around a napkin for a dinner setting; they also work brilliantly as a bookmark and fit perfectly inside greetings cards for […]

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Made by Hand: You’d better LOVE it!

You’ve been busy getting your crafty tush on in time for the festive season; what better way to let your friends and loved ones know that they had better appreciate all your hard work, sticky fingers and messy glitter drenched tables, than with one of these hand made, stitched labels? And if you’re planning to totally FAKE it with […]

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Launch Party! – Have you RSVP’d yet?

Wanna get your hands on some exclusive ethical fabrics first? Come to the Offset Warehouse Launch Party – RSVP!

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Past Modern: Reworked Classics

So I thought I’d share something I’ve been working on recently. Knowing when to stop noodling with a design is an art in itself…(I still want to lighten the background and place a bronze metallic foil over the hexagon. See!) The brief was set from a Summer School class I’m taking and uses a colour […]

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Patterns in nature.

Cornus Kousa – flowering dogwood, without doubt one of my all time favourite flowering small trees at Westonbirt Arboretum. Those white papery, mosaic upright bracts surround a tiny ball of flowers that eventually become pink strawberries, hence why this tree is also known as the Japanese Strawberry tree. So many patterns in nature, and there’s […]

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Behind The Print

I just wanted to share this lovely video from Graham and Brown with you all; I can but dream that one day I’ll be able to work for companies like them – however what is really important for me, is the message that behind every print, canvas or wall paper – despite the fact it’s […]

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4 days to go! – Product preview.

Some times we all need a little reminder to stop procrastinating and just get on with it! And this salvaged fabric wall art is an elegant way to remind yourself to stay true to your heart and follow those little voices that say “Go on, what are you waiting for?!” Whether mounted on a wall, […]

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6 days to go! – Product preview.

These articulated lace reindeer will look just as gorgeous dashing across the sky as they will prancing round your Christmas tree.  Or perhaps wrap them around a napkin for a dinner setting; they also work just as well as a bookmark and fit perfectly inside greetings cards for little gifts, to let people know you’re […]

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7 days to go! – Product preview.

These helpful little fellas will keep your position in a book safe until you’re ready to return to it. Each birdie bookmark is embroidered with organic 50 weight cotton in a variety of colours to brighten up any readers day. Perfect for little gifts or sending inside greetings cards. Each bird contains over 10,000 stitches! […]

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8 days to go! – Product preview.

Now I know these fellas wouldn’t normally meet up seeing as they are usually poles apart, however at Christmas they’ve come together to help spread a little cheer and brighten up the post festivities washing up. Because let’s face it, even if you have a dishwasher, you’re never going to get ALL those pots and […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT!

ANNOUNCEMENT! So excited (and slightly terrified) to finally be able to share this with you…Mellow Ground will be hosting its first ever POP UP SHOP on the 20th December at VuDu Coffee Shop in Swindon! With their extremely kind permission, Mellow Ground will be having a studio sale from 9am – 5pm where you can […]

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Exciting news to share!

Super exciting news to share with you all this evening!

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My inspirations: Wonderland – Kirsty Mitchell Photography

I love this time of the morning, it’s quiet, still, my surroundings still heavy with slumber and it feels like the right time to let you into a magical place that inspires me, one of fairy-tales without words. When I was a much younger version of myself I always enjoyed curling up with my Nan as […]

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And breathe…

  And breathe… Occasionally I have to remind myself to slow down, step back and breathe. Here’s a little picture of a beautiful Cladrastis kentuckea “yellow wood” I took in Westonbirt Arboretum and once I stood underneath it, was reminded to do just that, breathe. As the breeze blew and the Autumnal sunshine danced through […]

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If you go down to the woods today … an inky rendition

Originally posted on kleonardillustration:
It’s autumn and I can tell not just by the fact I wear at least 3 layers of clothing before I venture outside (I’m a wimp to the cold) but also because the leaves are falling and everything outside is changing.  My creative friend Kim made an autumn post exploring and admiring all the…

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Embrace You-nique.

So as I type this I’m feeling a little reflective and that is a good thing. This Summer has been full of sunshine and a total riot of colour and pattern, my journey into the World of surface pattern has opened up so many opportunities to create, share, connect and develop with

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Sometimes your only transportation is a leap of faith…

It was a cold grey April day as I stood in the kitchen looking through the window at yet another rain heavy cloud, this winter had seen too much of that. And yet the depressing state out side could do little to change my quiet and reflective mood, just like the steam from my tea […]

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I’m not ready; but I’m doing it anyway…

So excited (and nervous!) to be joining the global talent search for the amazing Lilla Rogers and the World class judges she’s assembled to help her. Could there be anymore kudos than having Lilla Rogers represent you as an artist? I think not! Find out why I’m so excited here; Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search […]

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The Makery makeover; Sneaky Peek

  Having managed to hang 2 pieces of full length wallpaper without sticking myself to the wall as well, I’m feeling rather pleased with how it dried over night – so here’s a sneaky peek before the

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The Makery is getting a makeover!

  LET’S DO THIS! The Mellow Ground Makery is getting a makeover! So I’ve been meaning to crack on with this for a while and after taking the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design module 1 course I’ve decide to give my beloved 

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