Batik Fabric Panel
I am a designer maker based in Fife, Scotland I studied at Edinburgh Telford College (Diploma in Stitched Textiles) and then at Dunfermline Carnegie College (Jewellery Design and Manufacturing). I combine these two disciplines in my jewellery designs; silver and batik fabric.
Inspirations for my designs come from surfaces; the repeat markings on Glasgow pavements, the chisel markings on Edinburgh walls along with aged and weathered brick and stonework.
I work predominantly in silver, I treat each piece individually; no two pieces will be exactly the same - even a pair of ear rings. I batik the fabric myself and mix the pigments to dye each panel separately.
The fabric is colour fast but avoid soaking it as this may cause the fabric to bubble.
The oxidised finish is a semi-permanent one that will wear over time especially if it comes into contact with household chemicals or abrasives.