[CRAIG FELLOWS]

Craig Fellows is an award-winning textile print designer with a passion for colour and illustration, combining his fine art talents with his love of print and textiles.

Using traditional, contemporary and digital printing techniques, Craig transforms his illustrations into luxurious fashion and interior accessories. Each piece is designed, printed and hand-made in Britain. This makes the work completely unique and can truly not be found on the high street.


Craig graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Fashion from the University of Northampton in 2008. During his studies his work was regularly exhibited and selected to represent the University in a number of competitions, including Clothes Show Live, New Designers and Graduate Fashion Week; where his collection was selected for the Gala show and the Zandra Rhodes Textile Award.

With strong links with fashion, Craig has been able to work on exciting live projects with the British Leather Council, Drapers and Textile Lecture Days alongside Zandra Rhodes. 

With all this already under his belt, it’s not surprising that Craig Fellows is considered “one to watch” by VOGUE.com.


Craig is an Associate Lecture at The University of Northampton where he engages in pedagogic research alongside delivering practice based workshops to students studying BA Fashion, BA Footwear & Accessories and BA Surface Design & Printed Textiles.

As a contemporary textile practitioner, Craig has developed a wide range of technical knowledge and first-hand experience with traditional and contemporary printing practices. Craig's work in both the studio and the printroom has given him confidence in developing textile pieces, from silk screen printing to digital pieces, alongside synergistic textiles that utilise the strengths of each field.


Recently graduating with an MA in Textile Design Innovation, Craig has developed a body of research exploring the notion of Synergistic Design. This investigation questions the nature of current printing methodology, looking at potential innovations in blending processes to create a symbiotic relationship between textile design and printing practices. Fabric samples produced used new working practices to explore hand applied devore and discharge methods, screen printed thermochromic pigments along side digitally printed base fabrics.

Craig's work creates an innovative dialogue between line and colour, developed using both contemporary and traditional practices. Naturally occurring colour is used with hand illustrations and layered textures to create a series of fresh contemporary collections.


CURRICULUM VITAE
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Hello there!

Thank you for coming to my little corner of the internet to browse through my carefully crafted designs. I take inspiration from naturally occurring colours, shapes, and motifs, sometimes finding inspiration in the most unexpected of places. Many of my current designs have bloomed from investigations into flowers and fauna, an area that just keeps on giving me more and more to get excited about. Head on over to my ABOUT page for some more information on how I work these investigations into hand-drawn designs, and ultimately into the pieces you see here.

Find my colour research palettes and visuals at:

Curating Chroma by Craig Fellows