Each designer has their own design process and favourite steps along the way, but I think if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the best step is the final result. That giddy, excited, AMAZING feeling when you see your designs come to life just how you imagined. There’s really nothing else like it! But before you can get to the final thing, there are so many steps that have to come first.
One of the most exciting steps is receiving samples and colour tests from the printer (see: opening packages like it’s Christmas morning!). It’s the first time I get to see the patterns and colours out of the sketchbook, off the computer screen and onto the fabric, letting me know if I’m on the right track, or if I need to make major changes. I check the repeats, approve colours, and then finally place the order for the real thing!
Photos by Sarah Konyer