I first met Hannah Madden at The Mortimer Country Food Fair in south Shropshire last July and I was instantly enthralled by her designs.
Describing herself as a printmaker living nestled somewhere between the border of Herefordshire, Shropshire & Wales, Hannah produces a number of simple but sophisticated designs which she block prints on to stationery and fabrics.
The result is a gorgeous collection ranging from cushions and lampshades to bags and cosmetic purses. There’s a great range of cards too that will make any recipient feel special, while the cute luggage tags emblazoned with messages such as ‘Oh Happy Day’ and ‘Thank You’ are a million miles away from the identikit ones you find on the high street and great value at £2.25 for five tags.
I’m also really excited to read on her website that she’s developing a range of wallpaper.
Hannah has a gorgeous shop little shop in Llandovery on the edge of the Brecon Beacons national park, so if you fancy a day out, it’s well worth a trip. Take a look at her blog for a sneak peak – its painted white to showcase her vibrant designs. If you love a pop of colour in your home you may just find yourself typing Llandovery into google maps!
If you live further afield then there are still plenty of ways to enjoy Hannah’s work. The best place to start is her website at http://www.hannahmadden.co.uk/ for details of upcoming events, product ranges and stockists.
She also has a lovely blog to keep you up to date with her work at http://hjmadden.blogspot.co.uk/