Kirsty Freeman

Tomorrow is Another Day

Digitally Embroidered Cushion

Digitally Embroidered Lace Panel

Digitally Embroidered Cushion

Digitally Printed Fabric Length

Tomorrow is Another Day

Digitally Embroidered Cushion

Digitally Embroidered Lace Panel

Digitally Embroidered Cushion

Digitally Printed Fabric Length

Tomorrow is Another Day

BIO

I am a mixed media textile designer, with a passion for drawing, embellishment and colour. I love to draw the beautiful things that I see in this world, and translate them into something unique and special. The work that I produce is mainly designed for the interior market, I love the idea of creating something that will become a focus in someone’s house - a printed wallpaper, patterned fabric panels, or an embroidered cushion. I am inspired by artists, brands and designers that have a strong sense of imagery in their work, including Zoffany, Karen Nicol and Nina Campbell. I want to create a similar essence of beauty in my designs through the use of drawing and pattern making.

My current collection focuses on the novel ‘Gone with the Wind’ by Margaret Mitchell, and the adventurous life of Scarlett O’Hara; I have designed an interior collection that captures elements of life on a plantation. I was inspired by Scarlett’s story, and her realisation that despite how badly her heart was broken, or how isolated and alone she felt; she could always find hope at Tara – her home. I have designed a collection to trigger an essence of this emotion, creating bespoke interior products to become family treasures and pass through generations; providing hope and emotional stability.

Throughout my work, I aim to push techniques to the limit, and keep developing my skills. I translate my research into designs through embellishment, print and fabric construction. I have developed a passion for stitch, with most of my designs containing elements of digital embroidery. I combine designs created using this technology with traditional hand embroidery and beading techniques. 

Find out more - Textile Design BA (Hons)