Artist Profile: Meet textile designer Jesse Breytenbach



Where do you live?

I live in Observatory, Cape Town.

How did you get into textile design?

Textile design happened completely by accident. I studied printmaking, and have always loved patterns of any kind. I thought it would be fun to print by hand on fabric – people liked the prints, and things have just gone on from there. I’ve learned about creating repeats as I go.

What would the perfect Sunday look like?

A perfect Sunday would be slightly cold and drizzly. I’d have coffee in bed, and read for a bit, then spend the rest of the day in my studio, drawing. I’d take a break mid-afternoon to put some sort of stew into a cast-iron pot, and leave it to cook for 2 or 3 hours while I get back to work. After supper, a few dvds with beer and a bit of knitting, and then bed, usually after midnight.

Have a look at Jesse’s textiles, prints, drawings and comics:  http://www.jessebreytenbach.co.za/

Or learn how to do it yourself with one of her online block printing tutorials HERE.

Thanks Jesse!

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