Pattern design

I find inspiration from Ottoman textile patterns and ceramic designs.

I use permanent markers on fabric and paper to draw patterns free hand and Photoshop to prepare patterns for digital printing on fabric.

V&A Drawings

These drawings are the very first series I created in 2005. I spent two days in the Jameel Gallery, V&A Museum, London, sitting in front of a marvellous collection of Iznic ceramics.

I used Sharpie permanent markers, with a gold outline, on cotton fabric, stretched over quilting hoops. It was a revelation as I realised that I can doodle well and the designs had potential for digital printing and costume design.

Iznic Jars and Vases

Asian Lillies

Suzani

Georgian Chair

Tattoos