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Freelance Textiles Designer Abigayle Coghlan

Abigayle Coghlan is a freelance textile designer from Manchester who is passionate about interior design and surface pattern.

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‘I use a combination of Chinese paints, ink and wax crayon to create a balance of textures in my work, which I then manipulate and digitally print onto papers and fabrics. I gained a First Class (hons) in Textile and Surface Design at the University of Bolton.

My inspirations are mostly from nature and wildlife; also man-made structures have impacted on my style, especially whilst designing my “Cranes and Trains’ collection this year, for young boys contemporary bedrooms. I love to get inspiration from contemporary interior, and design shows such as Indigo, British Craft Trade Fair, Printsource NY and many others, which helps me process what is up and coming and what is on trend now.’

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‘I have always been interested in how the scale and shape of my work can transform into new ideas and concepts for my designs. My designs often show movement, and dot-work textures that are vibrant and quirky, which go hand-in-hand with the floras, and tropical scenes I like to create.

Artists like Josef Frank, and John Henry Dearle have inspired aspects of my painting style, as I love bold print and flowing pattern, as well as strong texture and colour with impact. In the future I would love to launch my own bedding range, and work as a surface designer within the interior industry.’

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Website | @AbigayleCoghlan