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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 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 handprinted textile and paper products. 2014 sees the launch of three patterns available as fabric by the metre with new patterns and products launching later in the year at Tent London.

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.

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.

New collaborations are under way, watch this space for news...