We recently discovered Mimi Pickard’s work and were bowled over by her gorgeous textiles, so we were excited to hear that she will be launching her third collection, Jack, at Decorex.
Mimi completed a three year degree, where she learned the old school method of textile design – developing a design idea, putting it onto screen, dying the fabric, mixing up the colours and then printing the design through a silk screen. Mimi says “It was great training which gave me the confidence to set up on my own”.
Following a visit to Charleston Farmhouse, home to Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, she was inspired by the artists and members of the avant-garde Bloomsbury Group. Here, they painted virtually every surface with a design or motif and she wanted her designs to emulate the natural and almost naïve feel of the Bloomsbury decorative style, as well as having a strong sense of colour and shape.
The fabrics from her first two collections, Lily and Charlie are printed through silk screens onto 100% Linen. The wallpaper is printed using the same screens onto wide width wallpaper. All her collections are printed in England.
Each collection has been named after her children and is also inspired by her love of the English Countryside. Her third and latest collection, Jack, is being printed digitally onto a linen/cotton mix. As Mimi says “I wanted to try something different and understand another way of a more modern method of printing”. There will be 4 designs – Watermelon, Jacko, Eadie and Pebble. Using the same colour palette as ‘Lily’ and ‘Charlie’, but also adding 4 new colours, the Jack Collection adds something a bit different to ‘Mimi Pickard Textiles’.
See Mimi Pickard at Decorex, Stand G 224.
Visit mimipickard.com to see more of Mimi Pickard’s work.