My name is Diane and I'm a freelance editor based in Melbourne, Australia. Notes to a Further Excuse is a design and lifestyle blog that brings together my love of design, illustration, homewares, stationery, photography, travel and all manner of other other lovely things.
I love this new textile design by British printmaker Angie Lewin for St Jude's. Titled Nature Table, the three-colour design is inspired by the objects Angie collects on walks and from her garden. She keeps seedheads, grasses, pebbles and seaweed stored in pots and cups in her studio, and often assmbles them for use in still life drawings.
The fabric is screenprinted in the UK onto heavyweight oyster linen, which is ideal for curtains, loose covers, upholstery, etc. The design is available in four different colourways - Payne's Grey/Rose, Bark/Blue Sky, Red Earth/Gold and Holly/Bronze - and is available by the metre and as cushion covers.
Angie is a fantastic British designer, and I encourage you to check out her website if you'd like to see more of her great work. And if you happen to be in Cambridge, UK, between now and 20 November, Angie is having a joint Christmas exhibition with Rob Ryan at the Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery. Definitely wish I could go to this! More details can be found here.