The Musings

F is For Folk

F is For Folk

Back when I was working in fashion and learning to play guitar, I came up with the idea of creating a tee label inspired by music. I had sold a few prints by that stage to major fashion players. Fashion week and high end designers never spoke to me in the way that street fashion and blogs did. I lived in band tshirts and went to gigs not balls but I found it hard to find soft cotton tees mixed with a simple print in a flattering cut. I was a bit burnt out working long hours with little kids...

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Music Art Friendship

Music Art Friendship

MUSIC * ART * FRIENDSHIP If ever I am feeling overwhelmed, frustrated or scared shitless of what I'm doing, these three magical things make life ok again. They're also what inspires me to create Folksong collections.  Music and art are the obvious influences, but friendship is equally important to my creative process. My friendship with Athena & Co founder Athena Smith has been a little gem of a find in my life. We first met more than 8 years ago when our chocolate Labradors Tia and Billy introduced us. We were both working in the fashion industry, with small children,...

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New Collection has Landed - No Greater Love - Summer 2017

New Collection has Landed - No Greater Love - Summer 2017

There's no place I would rather be than sitting down to draw tshirt prints, so the name of our Summer 2017 collection seems to wrap up how I feel about Folksong. Grateful, content, proud and happy is how I feel when I look back on the journey so far. Of course I have other feelings on occasion that involve fear, frustration and stress, but they don't usually surface when I'm drawing!  (There is) No Greater Love was recorded by Billie Holiday and then later Amy Winehouse. These women were so talented but also complex and flawed in many ways just...

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