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.