Block printed textiles from Shropshire
Hannah Madden lives with her young family in the tiny Shropshire village of Lingen, a stones-throw from the border with Wales. Here, she designs, prints and makes by hand a charming range of homeware inspired by the surrounding countryside.
Hannah begins by sketching from nature; refining her drawings until she is satisfied with the design. Next, she uses a traditional printer’s technique to create a repeat pattern before skilfully carving the design into the printing block and printing onto natural cotton using eco-friendly inks. Finally, she makes beautiful cushions and lampshades from the printed textiles.
Hannah is somewhat of an inspiration; she began her craft business at her kitchen table and now fits her passion for block printing around the needs of her young family. Her perfectly honed skills are down to hard work and perseverance, but her love of nature and for block printing are inherent, and shine through in her work.