lace print
circles print
banksia print

gumnuts print
frond print
miro garden print

coral print
fern print
camelia print

succulent print
merino wool scarf
brackets print

hydrangea print
palm print
silk camelia print

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Deborah Emmett is inspired by the environment around her in creating her collection of textile print designs. Sources for ideas are diverse ranging from nature to digital media. Her Australian background has influenced her love of the ocean and landscape which is reflected in her creative projects. Often working from her own photographs, paticularly close ups, she uses Photoshop and Illustrator to develop her print designs. Colour is intrinsic to each design which Deborah explores by developing a number of colourways for each fabric print.

Collaborations with other designers, artisans and galleries has resulted in the creation of a broad range of textile print designs for clothing, scarves and home interiors. Deborah enjoys developing designs according to customers's briefs for specific events or organisations.

Contact Deborah if you have any textile design projects in mind.


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In earlier years Deborah Emmett studied graphic design and photography. She has pursued a career in design completing a Masters in Design in 2015 and currently engaged in PhD research with a focus on co-design. Since 2003 Deborah and her husband Riyaz have moved between their homes in Sydney and Delhi managing their company Tradition Textiles. Specialising in scarves, clothing and interior furnishings they work with textile artisans to create their handcrafted collections. The use of natural, quality fibres and environmentally sustainable dyes is essential to their textile production.

Deborah is responible for designing the collections for her company. Production of the textiles by silkscreening, digital printing, woodblock printing or weaving is done in India in collaboration with skilled artisans whose expertise assists Deborah in realising her designs. Every year new textile prints are created for the summer clothing range and merino wool scarf collection. Deborah admires traditional textile techniques and where possible incorporates them into her contemporary designs. At the Tradition Textiles studio in Delhi all production is checked before sending.

Visit Deborah's studio either in Sydney or Delhi.

Contact Deborah for an appointment