Jen Moules Textile Design Blog 2019-06-25T02:11:20+01:00 Zend_Feed_Writer Jen Moules <![CDATA[Monday Moodboard ]]> 2018-05-28T08:00:00+01:00 2018-05-28T08:00:00+01:00 Jen Moules 1. Haute Vanity&nbsp; 2. Emily Blincoe&nbsp; 3. Cats and Bones&nbsp; 4. Penguin <![CDATA[Monday Moodboard ]]> 2018-05-14T08:00:00+01:00 2018-05-14T08:00:00+01:00 Jen Moules 1. Gaga Vision 2. Scarf Love&nbsp; 3. My Own Eulogy 4. Kooye&nbsp; <![CDATA[Monday Moodboard]]> 2018-05-07T07:30:00+01:00 2018-05-07T07:30:00+01:00 Jen Moules 1. Loffler 2. The Lane&nbsp; 3. Miss Ga&nbsp; 4. Biao Zheng&nbsp; <![CDATA[Monday Moodboard ]]> 2018-04-23T08:30:00+01:00 2018-04-23T08:30:00+01:00 Jen Moules 1. Never Cried Wolf&nbsp; 2. Na Parede&nbsp; 3. It&#39;s Nice That&nbsp; 4. Lostine&nbsp; &nbsp; <![CDATA[I'm Back!]]> 2018-04-19T09:45:00+01:00 2018-04-19T09:45:00+01:00 Jen Moules Hello and welcome back.&nbsp; Sooooo after moving to Berlin almost two and half years ago I decided to take a break from designing and closed Jen Moules Designs but now I&#39;m back with a brand new creative business - Cats and Bones!!! &nbsp; &nbsp; I&#39;ve been busy behind the scenes working on some new designs and they are a big transistion from my earlier work. You can follow me @Cats_and_Bones&nbsp;for sneaky peeks of new work and the design process.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; At the moment you can go to my Etsy shop and browse my printable illustrations and patterns. HOWEVER after a little soul searching I&#39;ve decided to return to screen printing and will be producing screen printed artworks and textile products in the future. &nbsp; &nbsp; It&#39;s all super exciting stuff and I can not freaking wait to get back in the print studio and start making. So watch this space for all things patterned, printed and lovely. Byeeeeeeeeeee :-)&nbsp; <![CDATA[Monday Moodboard]]> 2016-05-17T07:30:00+01:00 2016-05-17T07:30:00+01:00 Jen Moules 1, 2 and 3. <![CDATA[Monday Moodboard]]> 2016-05-09T08:00:00+01:00 2016-05-09T08:00:00+01:00 Jen Moules 1, 2, 3 and 4. <![CDATA[Monday Moodboard]]> 2016-04-25T08:45:00+01:00 2016-04-25T08:45:00+01:00 Jen Moules 1, 2, 3 and 4. <![CDATA[Fat Quarters and Vintage Scrap Packs!]]> 2016-04-22T08:00:00+01:00 2016-04-22T08:00:00+01:00 Jen Moules Hey guys! Another weekend is fast approaching and I&#39;m sure some of you lovely crafty lot have some sewing planned.&nbsp; In our Etsy shop right now we have mini and fat quarters of Jen Moules Designs original fabrics and vintage fabric scrap packs - perfect for your own sewing projects! They&#39;re discounted and in limited number so don&#39;t miss out ;-) If you&#39;re looking for a littler inspiration for your next crafty endeavour, how about having a go at some of these? Fabric party garlands. &nbsp; Beginners patchwork quilt. &nbsp; Cute hair bows. &nbsp; Round pouffe. &nbsp; Fabric storage boxes. For more crafty ideas you can follow me on Pinterest and don&#39;t forget to take a look at my Instagram page for new products and special offers. Have a crafty weekend, everyone! :-)&nbsp; <![CDATA[Monday Moodboard]]> 2016-04-18T09:30:00+01:00 2016-04-18T09:30:00+01:00 Jen Moules 1, 2, 3 and 4. <![CDATA[Monday Moodboard]]> 2016-04-15T06:45:00+01:00 2016-04-15T06:45:00+01:00 Jen Moules 1, 2, 3 and 4.&nbsp; <![CDATA[Monday Moodboard]]> 2016-04-04T12:30:00+01:00 2016-04-04T12:30:00+01:00 Jen Moules 1, 2, 3, and 4.&nbsp; <![CDATA[Getting to know me...]]> 2016-03-31T09:00:00+01:00 2016-03-31T09:00:00+01:00 Jen Moules One of my favourite blog features last year was &quot;Maker of the Month&quot; where I interviewed lots of looovely designer makers and got a little insight into what life was like for them both inside and outside of their creative work. I thought maybe it was time I told you guys a little something about myself, so here goes... Who are you and what do you do? My name is Jen Warman and I run a textile design business called&nbsp;Jen Moules Designs. Wait, what&#39;s with the name? Moules is my maiden name, I got married 3 years ago and decided not to change my company name. Moules is pretty unusual so I kept it.&nbsp; What kind of work do you do? I design textile prints using my original illustrations. I have these designs digitally printed onto fabric, so I can then make accessories such as purses, pencil cases and cosmetic bags. All Jen Moules Designs products are designed and sewn by little old me.&nbsp; Where did you grow up and go to university? I grew up in Somerset, England in a small country village, beautiful but very boring. In between A levels and a fashion design course I subsequently dropped out of I had a string of very uninteresting jobs until I finally decided to go to the Arts University College at Bournemouth in 2008 to study textile design and have never looked back! When and why did you set up your business? I set up July 2011 as soon as I graduated from university. I always knew I wanted to work for myself, design without restriction and make my own schedule. Knowing that I can be super organised (to do lists and making myself daily schedules are literally heaven!) I was confident I had the motivation to make this work. Where do you live and work? I currently live in Neukolln an area of Berlin, Germany. I live in a top floor apartment with my husband and have&nbsp;set up a home studio/work space just off the living room tucked away and out of sight. It&#39;s a great little space adjacent to our roof terrace - perfect for when summer rolls around. What do you do when you&#39;re not working? I actually also work as a dog walker and pet sitter. I started late last year simply because I miss my cat baby sooooo much (he&#39;s living in England with my Mum) and it&#39;s stuck. I love to break up my work day with a visit to a fur baby or a refreshing walk with an adorable pup. Our weekends are usually spent with friends drinking beer and going to concerts - there&#39;s always something to do and somewhere new to go! We also often wonder around the many flea markets on the weekends, I do love looking at old tat! ;-) Are you working on any new projects? I recently joined the Etsy Berlin Street Team and am helping organise the Etsy summer pop up shop. It&#39;ll be a bit of steep learning curve but a great way to contribute and meet lots of lovely fellow creatives. What are some of your favourite things... Baking, going for long walks, murder mysteries, cats, drawing and Instagram.&nbsp; And some of your least favourite things... Having my photo taken (that&#39;s why you won&#39;t find many), learning German - it&#39;s a grammatical nightmare and being stuck inside all day. Any wishes for the future? I&#39;d love to one day own a fancy camera and know how to use it.&nbsp; Learn to and enjoy gardening - I must have it in me!? Do a ceramics course, something I&#39;ve wanted to do for ages. I plan to fill our home with various wonky bowls and animal figurines.&nbsp; That&#39;s it I guess. If you have any questions about me or my work feel free to send me a message :-)&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <![CDATA[Things to try this weekend...]]> 2016-03-24T14:00:00+00:00 2016-03-24T14:00:00+00:00 Jen Moules Spring has officially sprung, Easter is here and you&#39;ve got a big fat four day weekend - yay!&nbsp; So if you haven&#39;t got much planned or the weather stinks (most likely) here&#39;s a few family friendly DIYS to do this weekend. You won&#39;t need any fancy materials, all of which you&#39;ll probably find rattling around at home or in your local craft shop :-) Starting with one of my favourites - Easy Peasy Pom Poms! &nbsp; Need to jazz up your home? Try this super easy Artful Circle Artwork.&nbsp; &nbsp; Can&#39;t wait to try this one - Honey Oatmeal Handmade Soap. A great gift idea! &nbsp; Love this one and super simple - Rock Magnets. &nbsp; I&#39;m happy to admit I have a few of these in my jewellery collection. Easy Polymer Clay Beads. &nbsp; Have a great Easter, guys! :-)&nbsp; &nbsp; <![CDATA[Monday Moodboard]]> 2016-03-21T07:30:00+00:00 2016-03-21T07:30:00+00:00 Jen Moules 1, 2, 3 and 4 <![CDATA[Beautiful Berlin]]> 2016-03-18T08:45:00+00:00 2016-03-18T08:45:00+00:00 Jen Moules So I&#39;ve been living in Berlin for almost 6 months now and I wanted to share some of my favourite pics with you guys.&nbsp; I&#39;m always on the lookout for funky street art or interesting buildings, so keep your peepers on my Instagram page! :-)&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <![CDATA[Monday Moodboard]]> 2016-03-14T08:00:00+00:00 2016-03-14T08:00:00+00:00 Jen Moules 1, 2, 3 and 4.&nbsp; <![CDATA[Etsy Sale]]> 2016-03-10T14:00:00+00:00 2016-03-10T14:00:00+00:00 Jen Moules OK, so some of you may have noticed things have been pretty quiet around here lately but rest assured my blog is back in business! I have been quietly beavering away on new product ideas, planning the year ahead and generally getting to grips with my new life in Berlin. &nbsp; &nbsp; In preparation for the launch of my new children&#39;s wear line next month (eeekkk CRAZY excited) I am having a sale in my Etsy shop. Everything including already discounted items are in the sale just use the code: spring16 to get 25% off your purchase but hurry ends Sunday 13th March 2016. &nbsp; &nbsp; FYI I&#39;ve also updated my shipping options, so you can request tracked or standard postage - yay! Other than my new product line you can also expect lots of other blog goodness including tutorials, interviews with fellow designer makers, inspiration and give aways. I&#39;ll also be documenting my first markets and pop up shops in Berlin. Exciting times are ahead, stay tuned :-)&nbsp; <![CDATA[Colour Combo Monday]]> 2015-12-21T06:00:00+00:00 2015-12-21T06:00:00+00:00 Jen Moules 1) Raffaela Gottardelli 2) Bouffants &amp; Broken Hearts 3) Bouffants &amp; Broken Hearts 4) Alchemy <![CDATA[Colour Combo Monday ]]> 2015-12-14T07:30:00+00:00 2015-12-14T07:30:00+00:00 Jen Moules 1) Inks + Thread 2) Karen Nicol 3) Macaron 4) Francois Goudier <![CDATA[Colour Combo Monday]]> 2015-12-07T18:45:00+00:00 2015-12-07T18:45:00+00:00 Jen Moules 1) Annarack 2) Micklyn 3) Unknown 4) Anna Malmberg <![CDATA[Maker of the Month - Charlotte Farmer]]> 2015-12-04T08:30:00+00:00 2015-12-04T08:30:00+00:00 Jen Moules Well it&#39;s December, Santa&#39;s well on his way so here&#39;s an extra special #MakeroftheMonth - Charlotte Farmer. I am the proud owner of an adorable Charlotte Farmer&nbsp; cat print and have admired her work for a few years now. She&#39;s&nbsp; an amazing British illustrator and screen printer and you can&#39;t help but fall in love with her cute little characters. Here&#39;s a little something about Charlotte... Tell us about yourself and your business, what do you do? &nbsp; Hello, I&#39;m an illustrator and screen printer. What inspires your work? Ooh all sorts of things, though mostly it&#39;s about collections of things &ndash; especially souvenirs such as stamps, snow globes, also old toys, matchbooks (my dad collects these &ndash; he has lots of 80&#39;s wine bar ones!), wildlife and favourite pets. I like to think about the relationships between the individual items/animals that make up the collections and what they might have to say to each other. I&#39;m really into small details &ndash; so there&#39;s always something new to discover. I love colour and my current favourite thing is glow in the dark ink!! Where do you work? Describe your work space. I have two spaces &ndash; one is behind the sofa in our small flat (which I share with my boyfriend and my demanding cat) &ndash; that&#39;s where I do all my drawings and Photoshop magic. The other is at Spike Print Studio in Bristol &ndash; it&#39;s good for me to go there as it means I get to talk to people. What do you love about your job? That it&#39;s different every day and I&#39;m the boss &ndash; I had a summer job working in a pub once when I was at uni and I realised I hated being told what to do! When you&rsquo;re not working, how do you spend your free time? At the moment &ndash; the run up to Christmas there isn&#39;t that much free time to be had &ndash; though when I do have some I enjoy going for coffee and playing tennis &ndash; not at the same time. I&#39;ve also just started doing cross fit &ndash; so today I can barely use my arms. What are you currently working on? Making things for Christmas and a book about making things for your hamster!! Any projects or events coming up that you&rsquo;d like to share with us? My second colouring book &ldquo;The Passive Aggressive Colouring book&rdquo; is out in January, (the first one, &ldquo;the Hipster colouring book&rdquo; is out now!!) I&#39;ve also got loads of Christmas fairs coming up, including the Print Show at Coston Hall in Bristol on the 22nd Nov and the Crafty Fox market in Peckham on 12th Dec. Who are your designer favourites? I love Hockney&rsquo;s work especially his early etchings, Andy Warhol&rsquo;s illustrations, Cy Twombly, Amelie Fontaine &ndash; a French illustrator, Carson Ellis, Marcel Dzama....I&#39;m always finding new favourites on Pinterest when I&#39;m being easily distracted from work. Finally, any advice for those budding designer makers out there? It can take a while to get established and you might have to juggle work with crappy jobs (I&rsquo;ve worked in a book shop, a cheese shop, made sandwiches and sold posh gifts in my time) but it&#39;s definitely worth it in the end. To find out more about Charlotte Farmer here are some handy links - Website Etsy Instagram &nbsp; &nbsp; <![CDATA[Colour Combo Monday]]> 2015-11-30T14:15:00+00:00 2015-11-30T14:15:00+00:00 Jen Moules 1) Manish Arora 2) Danielle Kroll 3) Leif 4) Tuesday Boutique <![CDATA[Colour Combo Monday]]> 2015-11-16T12:30:00+00:00 2015-11-16T12:30:00+00:00 Jen Moules 1) Paul Farrell 2) Mara - Mi 3) Marrakech Design 4) Unknown <![CDATA[Colour Combo Monday]]> 2015-11-09T07:30:00+00:00 2015-11-09T07:30:00+00:00 Jen Moules 1) Hsiao-Ron Cheng 2) Unknown 3) Wsake 4) Dietlind Wolf 5) Isabella Conticello