Emma Bridgewater Hosts a Talk Between Molly Mahon, Gabby Deeming of Daydress and Georgina Rowse of Myriad Antiques
Following her recent visit to Jaipur, Emma Bridgewater talks to three designers about their shared love of Jaipur – the home of traditional block printing – and how it inspires them in their work.
This London Craft Week, Molly Mahon and Gabby Deeming are hosting a pop-up shop in Myriad Antiques from Wednesday 8 May to Saturday 11 May, celebrating their shared love of block printing with the launch of their new Spring/Summer collections. Visit the shop on Thursday 9 May at 10am to hear them talk about their businesses and their love for Jaipur.
Based in Sussex, Molly Mahon is a British printmaker whose designs are applied to fabrics, wallpapers and a growing range of homewares. Inspired by nature, her travels to India and things that she notices in her daily life, Molly turns her images into repeat designs and carves them into a block: 'I never tire of lifting the block and seeing the impression that has been left, what we call the 'perfect imperfection'.
Daydress was conceived by the Creative Director of House & Garden magazine, Gabby Deeming, who decided to explore her love of textiles with a three-month sabbatical to India last year. She lived in Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’ of Rajasthan and set about finding the people who could bring her ideas to life. With no formal training in textiles, she designed the first five dress prints by applying what she had learnt and loved about pattern and colour, taking inspiration from classic English muslins and Indian Mughal motifs.