The design of each of my towels and table linens reflects my verve for color and for functional objects representative of good design. My work is inspired by a life-long passion for the natural world – by nature’s colors, patterns and form. I consider myself a researcher of ecology: studying closely, then rendering what I see. Playful experiments using a variety of media including paint, paper cutting, bookmaking and block printing, help me explore and capture plants and landscape in various stages of growth, from bud to decay.
In recent years, I am pleased to have found a way to share my work in the craft market by block printing on functional home textiles and paper goods.
Each item is unique – individually printed using a process that begins with carving my drawings onto a pliable rubber surface which is mounted on wood to create a stamp.
I hand paint the stamp again and again to create printed impressions that mirror gardens, both real and imagined. The fabrics I print on are made of natural fibers and the paints are food safe and heat set, to withstand rigorous use and repeated washing. – Molly Thompson