It took a little longer than I had hoped, but my webstore is now open! I hadn’t realised just how much time it would take to take the right photos and get all the correct product info into place. I was determined to do it for myself and here it is – do take a look at katebond.co.uk!
My lifestyle shots were taken at The Forge in Bristol. The light was amazing in the renovated Forge near Christmas Steps that day back in December. The building had some lovely original features and an amazing view.
On the website you will see a range of homeware products including lampshades and cushions. There is only one fabric to be bought by the metre at the moment, but more will come soon. As you might know already, my background in Jewellery and Silversmithing – my first degree at Loughborough University, definitely inspired the hand crafted techniques I use in my textiles work. Most of my prints are developed through 3D artwork which is painted and pleated and then digitally edited before being printed on cloth.
One of my favourite products is the Pleated Brushmark lampshade. It is 50cm across and has such a calming aesthetic. Due to the soft colour palette it would fit into many interiors and can be used as both a pendant and standard lamp. There is also a range of cushions that complement this shade – some of the same print, but at a different scale, or there are florals, such as Cressida Lily Zoom.
On the left here is the back of Cressida Lily Zoom and little Dotty Blush sitting in front.
Looking ahead to the next few months there will be some new colour ways of cushions added to complement the current collections, then hopefully towards the end of the year a collection of fashion accessories too.
I have always felt quite strongly that my designs should be applicable for a range of lifestyle applications. I’m looking forward to having more time to develop this concept now that the website is open.
Also, do look out for my new window display at Woodhouse and Law in Bath again – they have kindly invited me to do another during the month of March!
I’m really excited about 2017! There is so much to do!!