Printed Textiles Designer Amy Buchanan aka Berty B

Established in 2013, BertyB is a Scottish design company that creates bold, unique printed textiles that celebrate the perfect imperfection of the makers mark. A pattern maker at heart with a natural mid century aesthetic, I am particularly influenced by the post second world war textile movement and Scandinavian design.

Amy Buchanan, BertyB, Berty Basics All, £32.50-£42.50

“Imperfection makes something better than perfection because it is individual”

Amy Buchanan, BertyB, Berty Basics, Lampshade, £32.50

‘I am passionate about incorporating hand created elements into my work and build up my prints organically through hand silk screen printing. I believe an irregularity within a repeated pattern breathes life into the structure as it gives us something to investigate and interact with. I particularly like to focus on the new trend that shuns mass produced and promotes slow fashion and the ‘Glitch’ in an object that makes it truly unique.

After graduating with a First class Honours degree in printed textile design from Duncan Of Jordanstone College Of Art in Dundee, I knew that what I really wanted to do was work for myself establishing my own design label and BertyB was born.’

Amy Buchanan, BertyB, Berty Bags, £60

‘BertyB was only launched 6 months ago and there is still a lot of work to do in marketing and generating clients. I am now working on new designs for New Designers One Year On in July, Christmas exhibitions and ‘Craft’ at ‘Top Drawer’ which I am exhibiting at in January 2015.’

Amy Buchanan, BertyB, Berty Basics, Cushion Cover, £37.50

Amy Buchanan, BertyB, Berty Bow, £55

Amy Buchanana, BertyB, Berty Bow, £55

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