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About

I create hand-printed textiles which are informed and inspired by the landscape & seasonal colours of North Devon and Exmoor where I live and work. 

My starting point is always drawing. These drawings celebrate and capture the individual elements of nature, which can re-create a garden or landscape within an interior space. 

I care deeply about choosing materials for my textiles that are fit for purpose, environmentally sustainable and have great longevity. I print onto unbleached linens as well as cashmere and silk. 

I have expertise in dyeing & printing with both natural and synthetic dyes for over 35 years. I believe that low impact Reactive dyes are the most environmentally sustainable synthetic textile dyes, and I now use these dyes for almost all of my textile production printing, onto both furnishings and scarves. These dyes have exceptionally high wash fastness, giving them great durability. 

More of my drawings and colour inspiration sketchbooks can be found on my blog Planet Sam

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Sam Pickard was born in Bath and studied printed Textile Design (B.A.hons) at Camberwell School of Art and Crafts (1982-5).
She spent one year in India studying block-printed textiles following a R.S.A. travel award  and gained an M.A. with distinction in Textile design from Bath Spa University in 2008. 

Her textiles have twice been shortlisted for the British Design Awards, have been sold in shops and galleries in Europe and USA, notably, Liberty, the Crafts Council shop at the V&A, the Scottish Gallery, The National Trust Artisan and Craft Collection, Nordstrum and Saks 5th Avenue. They have been featured in national and International press, including Vogue, Elle Decoration, Country Living, Mix Future Interiors & Architectural Review.

Sam is a short course tutor at West Dean college & a member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen.