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    We chat to designer maker Helen Round

    by  • 03/09/2014 • Country business, Country style • 0 Comments

    Style Setter Helen Round | Country Days | Country Homes and Interiors magazine

    Helen Round combines state of the art digital printing with traditional hand printing techniques to turn her drawings into vibrant textiles and homewares including cushions, lampshades and tea towels.

    What inspires your designs?
    Living and working in Cornwall is a continuous source of inspiration. My studio is perched on the top of a hill, with views down through the village to the River Tamar. This timeless view is one I constantly revisit when considering new designs.

    What’s your business ethos?
    I am passionate about keeping things local…. from the careful sourcing of materials and the use of environmentally friendly inks, to the small busy team in the village who help me to create the collections.

    What’s your working space like?
    My purpose built studio, where I hand print all of my linen, is at the top of my garden. It’s a large bright airy space, with floor to ceiling glass on two sides,  cedar paneling and a tin roof. The wood burner keeps it toasty in winter!

    What’s your life outside of work like?
    When I have time off, I nip down to the beach. If it’s warm enough, I enjoy a swim or paddle my kayak around the bay. Alternatively, on cooler days, the coastal paths are a place I love to wander, taking photos for my sketch book along the way.

    Describe your creative style in three words.
    Natural, calm and simplistic.

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    Country look: Cornish landscape

    by  • 24/01/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

    I’d like to introduce you to Helen Round, a contemporary textile and homeware designer who makes beautiful things for the home, all inspired by the Cornish landscape.

    I met Helen last week at an exhibition and got the chance to see how lovely her collection of hand printed cushions really are –  made using the finest quality linen and hemp, they are so tactile! My personal favourite is the Rame Head design (below). The simple illustration depicts a charming house on a hill reached by a winding path surrounded by cow parsley & grasses – it looks like an idyllic place to be.

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    Hand printed ‘Rame Head’ linen cushion, from £55, Helen Round.

    With a background in fine art textiles and printmaking, Helen lives and works in Cornwall and the countryside surrounding her studio inspires her hand-sketched picturesque designs. The Rame Head, Hedgerow and Birdsong collections all feature on a selection of cushions, lampshades, tea towels and mugs – perfect for  bringing the beauty of nature indoors.

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    Fine bone china Limited Edition ‘Rame Head’ mugs, £12.50 each, Helen Round.

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