University graduates collaborate with new fabric design company

14 February 2018

Three graduates from BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design have been selected to work with new interior fabric design company Cocoon Home.

With its ethos rooted in supporting British talent, Cocoon Home has collaborated with five designers from a range of disciplines, from illustration and wood engraving to street art and lino cuts, who each receive a royalty for every metre of their fabric sold.

Three of the five artists, India Rose Bird, Nancy Straughan and Izzy Williamson all studied BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design at Leeds Arts University.

Speaking of her choice of artists, Angela Constantinou, owner of Cocoon Home told us:

“The designers were selected on the on the strength of their work and style. That three of the five are from Leeds Arts University is certainly a testament to the talent that is produced there”

See all the designs and find out more here.

About the Designers

India Rose Bird graduated from BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design in 2012. She produces intricate wood carvings, focusing her style on folk lore and cultural practices and celebrations, such as the masquerade.

Nancy Straughan is an already established textile designer, award winning lifestyle blogger and copywriter who graduated from BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design in 2011. Her range for Cocoon Home draws on abstract designs of the 1920s and 1930s.

Izzy Williamson graduated from Leeds Arts University in 2015, and specialises in linocut. Her work is inspired by mythology, storytelling and being at one with nature.