It’s been a busy time in the studio finalising my new collection called Melbury Lane.
Introducing one new fabric is a big undertaking for a small business, but introducing a collection can be quite daunting. Each new pattern must work on its own and also fit with the other fabrics. All my patterns are hand painted before being converted to digital files. Once they are digital, I spend a lot of time trying out new colours and colour combinations before they are ready for production. It’s difficult to know when to stop adding new colours or patterns, the desire to keep adding is huge! The process of launching a new collection from start to finish takes about 6 months to a year. There’re always a few challenges along the way, but it’s exciting seeing the finished fabrics emerge all that time after the initial sketches!
I hope you will be as excited as I am!