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Kate Farley


I have a First Class Honours degree in Printed Textile Design from Leeds College of Art & Design and an MA in Book Arts from Camberwell College of Arts. Since graduating in the late 1990s I have enjoyed working across art and design contexts. I enjoy the challenges that client briefs set out, and underpin my design practice with a rigorous exploration of image, pattern and visual language developed in conjunction with my interest in industrial and graphic design, craft and fine art.

I have created and exhibited many limited editions of artists' books and prints, sold textile designs and carried out several public art commissions, big and small, alongside artist residencies and formal lecturing positions.

For the last few years I have been developing work inspired by garden landscapes, National Trust properties and the process of running an allotment. In 2012 I launched 'Plot to Plate', a collection of printed textile and paper products. 2014 has seen the launch of fabric by the metre, wallpaper featuring the new 'Hanbury' pattern, 'Parterre' on notebooks and my first time exhibiting at London Design Festival.

Continuing my bespoke 'heritage' surface designs, linking my interests of heritage design and brand identity I have worked with Corin Mellor and his team to create a bold, graphic design inspired by the cutlery of David Mellor Design currently available on tea towels. New projects of a similar nature are in the pipeline.

I enjoy writing and researching in relation to my practice and regularly publish blog articles on my interest in design heritage, creative processes and seeing through the eyes of a designer.