Family & Life, General, Interiors
New Find: Anna Hayman Designs
Posted June 13, 2016 by Bethanie Lunn
I recently enjoyed a creative morning of coffee and crafts – two of my favourite things to indulge in – with print designer Anna Hayman. Joined by a number of other bloggers in the whimsically original surroundings of her friends Lewes based home, we learned Anna’s unique craft. Check out the bottom of this post for some dreamy interior shots too.
Made in England, Anna’s product range currently includes mugs, teapots and tea towels and she has also recently branched into fabrics with a selection of soft furnishings such as pom pom trimmed cushions (my personal fave). Later this year, Anna will be introducing lampshades and wallpaper so we can all kit out our homes with lavish style. We can also expect a luxe range with creations such as premium ceramic teapots with real gold spouts and handles, late 2017.
This is the pattern Anna first began using (above – the circular pattern with her name inside), which quickly and organically shaped the brand style.
‘My prints present a mix of genres and eras so I’m not confined to one’, Anna says. ‘Instead, I offer a blend of them. I also only ever use five colours; turquoise, orange, blue, red and yellow since, after listening to what the public want and using Instagram as feedback, I find these hues bring people the most joy’.
I love that Anna has modelled an entire brand and product range around making people happy.
The craft itself uses lino prints which she cuts by hand, this is what I found myself doing and chose to cut a starry botanical leaf pattern.
Okay, it’s embarrassingly amateur but not bad for a first stab. Anna then handcuffs the pattern and then prints a block onto card. Using her design software, she plays with colour and perdition to create her original patterns. You can read more about the process here and watch this five second video of how my design came to life:
Having tried it for myself, I’ll definitely leave the designing to Anna and stick to buying it instead; stocking up on her gorgeous products for maximilaist design.
While you’re browsing, do check out her Instagram – the very tool that helped shape Anna Hayman Designs. Her page offers up further design inspiration and happy, glamorous, loud prints brimming with inspiration – from the product to her surroundings and the kooky designer herself.
Browse and buy at www.annahaymandesigns.com
A browse around the beautiful home the event was held in: