‘With the introduction of digital printing methods, fabric printing has become incredibly hi-tech. Textile designer Morag Macpherson is a master of these new-fangled techniques. Her practically fluorescent designs have an Oriental flavour inspired by her travels in Korea and come made up into cushions or by the metre’.
Walking the harbour in Kirkcudbright, an artists enclave in Scotland, Morag Macpherson charts the changing seasons with her camera. No mere hobby, this is the spark that ignite pattern play found with Morag Macpherson Textiles. She based the Galloway collection on winter images of a barren tree that she describes as ‘clearly dead but on its way to completing the cycle for spring rejuvenation’. After extracting details from the shots, she sketched motifs. The scanned drawings were then duplicated and coloured to create fve patterns digitally printed on linen-cotton 55 inches wide-appropriate for window treatments, upholstery and throw pillows. Macpherson also welcomes custom commissions.
Scottish designer Morag Macpherson’s showstopping textiles and wallpaper halted traffic at this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair exhibition at Manhattan’s Javits Centre. Digitally printed on silk, cotton, linen, wool, and wallpaper, Macpherson’s striking patchworks feature snippets of patterns the former graphic designer has created since turning her attention toward textiles in 2003.