Posted: 23rd October 2017
WiRE members Julie Dodsworth and Claire McFadden are having a great time collaborating on some exciting print projects, starting off with the first ever JD Colour Me Art Pad which you will be able to buy online at Julie’s store.
Claire is also producing made-to-measure window blinds featuring Julie’s glorious designs under licence. Window blinds made from Julie Dodsworth prints which use the same traditional methods adopted by the bargees of old as she travels the waterways in her beloved narrow boat, Calamity Jane. The vibrant range of colours she can achieve with just one brush and three colours is testament to her talent in floral design. That Julie was originally a florist is also evident in her love of flowers and floral motifs. The collection suits any room in the house from baby’s bedroom blackouts to wipe-clean kitchen and bathroom blinds.
All of this came about after the WiRE conference in May where Julie was one of our guest speakers and her topic was about not being afraid to pick up the phone and just have a conversation – so Claire took her at her word and the rest is WiRE history!