We're desperately awaiting degree show season – that time of year when we get to see what all those bright young things are coming up with and to fill our boots with ideas. In the mean time here are some designers who are guaranteed to get you inspired.
Charlotte Linton is a London-based print designer, illustrator and fashion writer. Charlotte launched the Charlotte Linton Scarf label back in 2009, and his since been creating seasonal collections of bold and beautiful scarves, produced using a combination of hand-drawing and digital fabric printing techniques.
Emily Millichip and Gabriella Marcella of Risotto Studio have recently collaborated on a new line of apparel. These striking prints were printed by Edinburgh's BeFab Be Creative which makes this a Make Works love triangle.
Emily Millichip is an independent fashion designer manufacturing bespoke and custom pieces. You can check out her listing on Make Works here
Risotto Studio is a Risograph design and print studio. You can check out their full listing on Make Works here
BeFab Be Creative are a Reactive Digital Fabric Printing Bureau. You can check out their full listing on Make Works here
Kristi O'Meara is a painter and graphic designer, as well as being one of the founders of The Patternbase, a textile and design studio in Chicago. Kristi has also just completed her first publication, The Pattern Base: over 550 contemporary textile and surface designs. Kristi produces a range of homeware including cushions, bags and robes in daring and other-worldly patterns.
This is a collection of scarves designed by Mimi Hammill, Rosie Cook, Susan Castillo, and Matt Blease. These were printed by BeFab Be Creative in Edinburgh, and produced by Kalopsia Collective with photography done by Susan Castillo Photography. The mission was for a collaborative creative effort to raise more money than each contributor could have done individually. The result is a beautiful selection of locally designed and produced silk scarves, supporting the survivors of Nepal's worst ever natural disaster. Take a look at the full collection here.
Briggs and Cole is a Glasgow-based design studio which specialises in the design of bespoke and limited edition pieces for interior design, shops, installations and bespoke furniture. This piece is a silk textile garment that was produced as part of their 'Stencil Screen' collection.
Karen Mabon is a textile and jewellery designer hailing from Black Isle, Scotland. Her label 'Karen Mabon' was launched in 2012 including a collection of silk scarves and jewellery. Karen's silk scarves each have an individual design and composition, breaking away from the tradition of repeated prints, meaning that the scarf's design changes depending on how the wearer chooses to position it.
Native Flok is an Edinburgh-based upholstery service. This piece features fabric designed by artist Rowan Leckie, which was digitally printed by BeFab Be Creative. This collaboration was part of the Printed & Co Textile Showcase
Native Flok is listed on Make Works and you can check out their full listing here
As part of Grayson's exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery titled 'Who are you?' He designed this silk scarf named 'The Ashford Hijab' The image is a snapshot taken from the narrative of the life of Kayleigh Khosravi and her four children who live in Ashford, Kent. Read more here
Printed & Co is a curated collection of surface pattern and fabric designers. If you're looking to start a project with printed fabric, can't find what you're looking for in the shops and don't have the inclination to design it yourself, Printed & Co is a great resource. They sell a range of fabrics by the meter, printed on Silk, Cotton, Bamboo and Linen. BeFab Be Creative run Printed & Co, and also print all of the fabric.