Alby ThompsonBy Alby ThompsonAugust 7, 20204 Minutes

Introducing “Botanicals” – a collection of  large postcard prints delightfully illustrated by our friend Pip Bishop who never fails to capture our Woven Store style so beautifully.

We consider ourselves extremely honoured to have collaborated with Pip on a number of Woven Store projects.  If you’ve been a part of our journey for a while you will already be familiar with her timeless fashion illustrations and it’s testimony to Pips’ creative talent that she manages to echo our vision without any need for direction.  We are incredibly proud to have such an accomplished local artist work with us.  

Pip originally studied woven textiles at Middlesex University and then undertook an MA at the prestigious Royal College of Art, London.  Having spent several years in New York working in the fashion industry with some of the most wonderfully creative studios from Europe & the U.S she now lives and works in our home town of Brighton.

 “Botanicals”  started with our own personal collection of seed heads and home dried flowers which we photographed and handed over to Pip so we could share them with you.  We love their skeletal shapes and compelling textures and couldn’t wait to see how these would translate as illustrations on paper.   Needless to say we were thrilled and asked Pip to share an insight into her creative practice with us.

“I’d describe my work as intuitive and, to a certain extent, experimental.  Although mostly linked to fashion and textiles I do love to illustrate florals too.  After the initial brief I’ll do lots of drawings to loosen up and from these, develop elements I especially like.

Finally, I might make some digital adjustments to colours and backgrounds.  I prefer to work with paper, pen and paint but occasionally the computer can provide a way of being more exact with a client’s requirements.”   

“Botanicals” is available to buy as a set of eight, with or without envelopes.  Printed locally on recycled card using 100% eco friendly inks.  Enjoy!

To see more of Pip’s work, please follow her on Instagram @pipbishop