Meet Anna Jackson, the designer behind the beautiful items at BlackCactusInLondon, based in South London.
How did you get started Anna
'I studied Printmaking at University in Australia and have started to become more attracted to textiles (much to the satisfaction of my mother who is a quilter) and I now hand print fabric. I mainly make the fabric into cushion covers with the aim to branch to other home ware items'
What do you enjoy making?
'I enjoy making shopper tote bags as I personally like to avoid using plastic bags from the shops. I feel guilty when I forget to bring one and find myself apologising to the shop keeper. I print the bags with my own designs (Peeved Rabbit is my favorite) but also like to recycle vintage fabrics, in keeping with the philosophy of the 'bag for life'
Who’s your inspiration?
'Everyone who I am seeing and meeting on the creative networks - all the people on Facebook, Twitter and forums are amazing; positive, supportive and endlessly creative! It's so good to know that you're not alone and that there's a sea of people out there on the same wavelength'
Anna has future plans for her small business, she will shortly have completed her website and she is moving into a new studio! Expect to see more new designs from her soon!I really love your items Anna (I'm very jealous you get to spent your days printing, I LOVE PRINTING!) and I wish you the best of luck with your printing and designs in the future. Check out more of Anna's items and design work below...