Welcome to sallydove.
All the work you see here is from my studio, hand screen printed and handmade by me.
I use organic fabrics and water based inks which are kinder to our world and its people.
I am an artist-maker-designer based in the bright city of Bristol, South West England.
Having an M.A in textiles, I continually experiment with pattern and colour.
The physical process of screen printing and collaging fabrics is wonderful!
I use organic fabrics, mostly woven on household looms in Kerala, South India.
My environmental passions come through in my inspiration sources and use of environmentally and socially aware materials as much as possible.
These shades can be made for lamp bases (hand turned wooden bases shown here are by Nick hammond) or as pendant shades for ceilings.
The size of the shades are from 15cm diameter up to 45cm (other sizes available upon request.)
I make shades for living room and bedside lamps, floor lamps and ceilings.
Commissions are welcome, please use contact form for enquiries.
Sallydove tea towels are woven on hand looms and hemmed by a ladies cooperative in Kerala. They are organic cotton of good firm quality and I hand dye and print on them with water based inks. Being so individually made, there may be the odd blemish in the weave.
In my studio, I use a combination of photographically exposed screens which I expose at Spike Print, and I also use my own hand cut stencils. This gives an immediacy and vibrancy in my design and printing process. I feel happier using water based inks which are kinder to the environment. I can also print large quantities to order.