“Each new collection starts with a seed of an idea and then, like a glorious bloom, it pokes its head out of the ground and starts to wind its way upwards, resulting in a full and open collection of colourful pattern, its face turned towards the sun hoping it will be loved by everyone that passes.”
-Molly Mahon. It was this notion that inspired the beginnings of Bloom. Originally called ‘Dahlia Mania’, the first of the 5 new patterns Molly designed in this collection is a pure celebration of this wonderful flower in all her multitude of colour. Molly continues to explore the dynamic colour range that has always inspired her from her travels to India, as well as introducing a few new colours that have caught her eye recently from peachy tones to sap greens.
Bright, bold and beautiful, Bloom is a collection both classic and playful in equal measure. Molly Mahon is a British Printmaker and textile designer passionate about the art of block printing. Inspired by nature, her travels to India and things that she notices in her daily life, Molly turns her images into repeat designs and carves them into a block.
“Block printing is one of the oldest known methods of transferring designs on to cloth so it’s rather special that it has stood the test of time. I love that my craft has such a rich history and a great deal of my enjoyment comes from giving this ancient craft a contemporary slant for today’s homes. I highly value the importance of things made by hand and the craft that produces its outcome. I never tire of lifting the block and seeing the impression that has been left, the slight imperfections. To me it brings the fabric alive and this is exactly what it does to our homes.”
With her love of home always in her mind, Molly designs pieces to enhance interiors and create charming, joyful spaces. Respecting how products are created is just as important to Molly as creating joy in the home. “Everything we make is done in small batches allowing us to focus on the details and creating higher quality products with no waste. Where possible we use the cleanest water based paints and organic or plant based cloth. We never throw away even a snippet of cloth; always finding a way to use it up.”