I'm beyond excited to share that I've been named as the winner of this years Bolt of Cloth Textile Design Award. I was selected as a top 10 finalist in 2017 and loved the process so much that I decided to have another crack at the competition.
My winning collection called 'Tender Loving Care' was inspired by the rising trend of indoor houseplants and is my playful homage to those (like me) that struggle to keep their plant babies thriving (with these vibrant beauties, you'll never have to worry about your watering schedule again). The win is especially sweet for me as one of this years judges is the amazing Evie Kemp who has been a design hero of mine for quite some time. So to have her say such wonderful things about my work is freaking amazing!
As the competition winner I'll now work with Bolt of Cloth to create the final collection of 4 cushions that will be released for sale in December. I'll also earn a royalty on each cushion sale and have a design feature with Stuff.co.nz.
Designing my own textiles has been a dream I've had for many years and this win has really given me the confidence to take that next step in turning those dreams into reality.