Textile Designers at the Cutting Edge 2 – cover design by Ashe!

09 Oct 2012

Merrel Publishers chose an Ashe motif to design the front cover of “Textile Designers at the Cutting Edge 2″ – so I was thrilled. The publishers wanted something similar yet new for the cover – so this design is very similar to the first book. But then! The publishers decided that the book needed a new title – to stand on its own, rather than be a continuation of the previous book. I started thinking…”oh perhaps my designs will not make the cover of the new book.. :(” But then! Another most welcome email popped through…(see next blog)text2

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Kelsey Ashe

Ashe design for Patrick McMurray

22 May 2012

Ashe was delighted to be able to design a silk tie for the Patrick McMurray label. Patrick’s Australia series was perfect for my “Cockatoos” print, seen here in the beautiful silk embroidery of this luxury tie. To see more or to purchase a tie online, go to:

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Newsflash! Ashe goes digital!

25 Mar 2012

Hello Everyone, the inevitable has happened….I’ve gone digital! Yes yes I know…I can hear you saying – “but hand-printed makes its sooo special”…I know, I know, I know! I won’t give it up completely – I still have over 50 designs on my silk screens and they aren’t going anywhere…But I have been seduced by the allure of DIGITAL…more later…Peagreen2

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Hello Summer!

01 Dec 2011

Hello Summer! My textile designs are always influenced by the seasons…by the changes in my own garden…the plants, insects and colours. Although snails are a bit of a problem at times in my garden, this new print features them anyway; in all their sluggish glory…hail to the snail…ENJOY the SUN!Snail

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Rainforest Inspiration

01 Feb 2011

Print design inspiration often comes in these moments of relaxation and re-creation…when we finally have time to see the sky….My holiday photos feature as many foliage shots as family photos! I never cease to be inspired by the graphic nature of Australian Flora.Tas_foliage

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Moody Ashe Image

16 Dec 2009

This graphic image is a bit of a blend of old ashe campaign imagery…new photos of Ashe homeware pieces and me messing around in Photoshop. Pictured is the “Concept bench” which is an amazingly ornate baroque bench covered in leather – we have both black and white ones available at Ashe. Also – the large carved ornate mirror pictured are available in black and white in 2 different sizes. The dress is our classicgown – The “Babydoll”…see you soon!Moody Ashe

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Christmas Ideas at Ashe

14 Dec 2009

Morrocan tea glasses…Glass Lanterns…Journals..Handmade Jewellry… Hand Printed pillows…Ceramic Vases and Tiles and so much more….Winter Sale


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Klaus Haapaniemi

29 Oct 2009

Klaus Haapaniemi is a Scandinavian artist with a truly unique and imaginative design style. This image comes from his book “Monsters” which is a fully illustrated artist’s book filled to the brim with his delightful drawings and paintings. I particularly like his style because he uses pattern and repetition a lot in his work. His work has been commissioned by international fashion houses, magazines and product design companies. I think the best way to describle his work is “wild beauty”.


His book is published by Gingko Press – I got my copy from Outre Gallery in Melbourne.


Check it out!Klas

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