I love printing Megan White’s quirky, colourful, very distinctive designs, so I was delighted when she agreed to be our first featured designer. Thank you Megan for putting this article together for us, we really enjoyed seeing something of the design process you go through to produce your lovely textile prints.
Megan White – Textiles Designer
All pictures and text in this article are the copyright of Megan White
I have always been creative and drawn to the variety of colourful patterns on products when shopping. I liked the thought that one day I would be able to create designs that people would want to buy for themselves and their homes. After studying an art and design course at college, I visited an exhibition at Winchester school of art and knew that textiles was the route I wanted to take.
I am now currently a couple of months away from completing my degree in printed textiles at Winchester School of Art.
I enjoy all aspects of design whether its for interiors or fashion, from the beginning of researching and exploring a theme, to the next stage of where prints stem from; drawing, painting, collage, and photographs. From these I place imagery together both by hand and CAD to see designs starting to emerge. And then for the exciting part of the finished product being printed on to fabrics, papers, and lots of other materials.
Past projects have included designs for skiwear and accessories based on cells and kaleidoscopes and kitchenware around the theme of plants and landscapes. My recent collection is based on extinct animals for children’s, men’s, and women’s wear but can also translate into interiors.
Colour, architecture, nature, nostalgia are all things that inspire me as a basis to a collection of prints. This can include shapes, textures, text, and certain imagery that interests me to form a theme.
Plans for the Future
My future aims, as a textile designer once I finish university is to continue creating new and exciting prints, and hopefully one day to set up my own business selling and producing products with them. I am planning to set up a website soon which will show a wider variety of my work.