Featured Designer: Katy Welsh

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Today it is our honor to share these breathtaking hand-printed patterns created by Katy Welsh. Katy writes, “I am in my final year at Leeds college of art studying printed textiles and am really excited to see what the future has in store!” We’re excited too, Katy!!

In terms of her process, Katy writes, “Colour is my main focus, I really like to mix and match to create experimental and bold palettes which I use across my collections. My work is often influenced by nature, I enjoy drawing organic shapes and translating them in a variety of ways, but most often using collage and paint. All my designs are printed by hand, it’s a method of working that really adds to the feel of my fabrics and brings them a lot of their character, I like the spontaneity that comes with handcrafting my pieces and serendipity often has a part to play in how they end up!”

We can’t wait to see more from this talented young designer. You can find her around the web at www.cargocollective.com/katywelsh and on Instagram @katydwelsh.


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  1. Hello,
    My name is Rebecca Dalton. I am a student from Belfast, Northern Ireland I currently am in my final year of my Art and Design course in Fashion and clothing. One of the units this year, is costume making, we have to make a costume based on the opera Madame Butterfly.
    I have decided to design a kimono, using my own textile that I want to get digitally printed. I want to combine both modern and traditional Japanese textiles. I love the work of Katie Welsh , and am very interested in using her work as inspiration for my modern textile section for the kimono.
    I was wondering if I would get answers as back up research about Katie as a textile designer to include as primary research in my assignment, where she educated, what techniques she uses, what inspires her?
    Many Thanks 🙂

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