St Judes at Townhouse Spitalfields

The first thing I told Angie Lewin this week was that I’d had a picture of one of her prints stuck to my studio wall at St Martins. No joke!  Her surface patterns captured my imagination, feeling fresh and nostalgic all at once.   Perfect for a country girl suddenly living in the city. 

I’m always excited to see anything new by St Jude's, the collective of printmakers. This week they are exhibiting at Townhouse, Spitalfields as part of London Design Festival.  Try and visit before it closes this Sunday 25th – it is wonderful!

Their original fabrics, cushions, wallpapers and prints make a refreshing antidote to the big textile houses. And, Townhouse couldn’t be a more befitting venue for the brand.  I know where I’d rather be, eating cake at Townhouse, drinking in Christopher Brown’s lino prints and Mark Hearld’s fabrics or trudging round a hot Decorex fair? 

Sometimes it takes Angie three days to carve a wooden printing block! Three days! She takes pleasure in the craftsmanship of beautiful printing, which is something to treasure in our fast paced modern world.