Couverture: What inspired you to begin block printing?
Molly: I love being creative and while I lived in London I would fill my after work hours with a creative course - I tried life drawing, pottery, book illustration amongst others, but it was a block printing course that really caught my attention and excited me. Block to cloth is a very immediate process and is instantly gratifying to lift the block and experience a chosen combo of pattern and colour - I still find it thrilling.
C: Could you tell us a bit about the inspiration behind the prints we currently stock at Couverture?
M: A lot of my inspiration comes from nature, the patterns of Charleston and things I see on my travels to India. I love simplifying florals and pairing them with imperfect stripes. A design really comes alive when it is shown in repeat, that is certainly the case with the Buti design, a little Indian inspired simple flower shape within a trellis-style border, once this element is repeated over and over it takes on an energy and charm that is particularly brought to life by the perfect imperfections from printing it section by section by hand.