Welcome to this design and illustration blog from print & pattern designer Hannah Rampley. My work is inspired by nature - fruits, vegetables and other natural forms that I make into intricate pretty patterns. I then hand screen print all of my fabrics in bright, unexpected colour ways. I am currently working on a new product line which will be released soon and continue creating commissions for clients. Here I post mood boards, news and lovely links from around the web!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Moorfield School Art Project

A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Moorfield School in Ilkley about a project the Year 1 class were working on involving learning about printing and painting with fruits. In May, I skyped the children from my studio to their classroom and I answered some questions they had about my work and what it was like to be an artist! They had some great questions prepared and I loved chatting to so many aspiring artists and designers.

I then set them a competition and I wanted to share the winners work on my blog and social media! The class created some absolutely fantastic work and it was so difficult to choose but I have included my favourite three pieces of work below! Congratulations to the whole class on what looked like a very fun project and some great artwork.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Mollie Makes Handmade Awards

Last month I was lucky enough to be shortlisted for the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2015. I was invited to a day in London (back to London already haha) to present my business idea to a panel of judges! Naturally, I was quite terrified as I hasn't had much of a chance to prepare due to moving from London to Edinburgh the week before!

The day itself was so much fun- loads of activities and talks to go to. My favourites including a talk from the team at Pinterest with lots of tips for great boards and how to use Pinterest for your business. The was some great crafting to be done too and a pretty great lunch to boot! As always at these kinds of events the absolute highlight was meeting so many fantastic, talented people to spend such a lovely sunny day with. 

I love this picture blogger Xanthe Berkley took of my fabrics- It's inspired me to take some new photos of my own!

(photo above from Mollie Makes blog)

And....... I was lucky enough to win the Start Up Award category! I was so happy to win an award and some fantastic prizes including a stand at the Crafty Fox craft fair this Autumn. It was so great to get some positive feedback on my products especially as I am so new to setting up my business and to meet to many great, inspirational creatives.