Discover our back story!
My name is Daniel Embleton
I am a surface pattern designer who has recently graduated with a BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design during the summer. I love to create designs and imagery that is dramatic, sophisticated, bold and thought provoking. My work is mainly created digitally with hand rendered imagery being the initial starting point, usually fine liner. Most of my subject matter is the natural world and tropical environments which I have found fascinating whilst visiting Kew Gardens and museums. You will find that most of the designs have a historical look to them as I was mainly inspired by Victorian exploration and the plants that they discovered.
After my degree I have gone onto being an award-winning surface pattern freelance designer and have enjoyed working with international galleries and trade shows. In my spare time you can find me gardening, traveling, cooking, and visiting museums, which often inspire new collections of designs adding personality and charm to my artwork.
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Below are some of awards that have highlighted some of our bestselling designs and our sustainable manufacturing processes. We have also been part of some of the leading companies and projects in the industry to drive change in the textile industry and to offer the very best products to our customers both in store and online!
Most Outstanding Designer of Sustainable and Luxury Soft Furnishings
Our store has won this award in recognition of our support for local manufacture and our environmentally friendly fabric. We also use recycled paper for our stationary products and everything in manufactured in the Northeast and home studio in Darlington.
Mothpaper Award - Winner
Our design collection was selected to be put into production in America where we won the Mothpaper Award.
Arts Thread Gucci Award - Shortlisted
Our 'Voyage of Discovery' design collection was selected to be in the top 30 designers internationally with Gucci being one of the lead judges.
The Liberty Fabric Studio Award - Winner
Daniel Embleton won The Liberty Fabric Studio Award for his creative process and bold trend setting designs, in particular our 'Savage Garden' design. This was awarded to Daniel as part of his exhibition at New Designers in London Islington 2021.
Dannells Me Made Shade Competition - Winner
This velvet tier lampshade won the competition for our unique composition and bold design. Using local produced fabric made in the northeast and crafted in Darlington, this lampshade has been produced with the environment in mind!
OPPO Lens of Inspiration Award - Second Place
As part of OPPO's new phone release we had the privilege of using the new microscope technology to inspire a new design for them. This design was inspired by the microscopic view of a peacock feather.