profile : red wren designs

Red Wren Designs are the bees knees in that lovely cosy kind of homewares, that make your home feel lived in and special. We love the simple and beautiful linen, the bright splashes of colour, the natural aesthetic and how all of Anna’s designs just seem to be spot on – and limited run!

Do you have a day job, if so what is it? 
I work a couple of days a week on my business, a couple of hours in the office for our farm business and the rest being a mum to my beautiful one year old daughter.

When did your business begin and why? 
I had been dabbling and developing designs for some time after completing a screen printing course in Melbourne. But it was a small outdoor market in northern Tasmania which saw the launch of the Red Wren. Since then Red Wren Designs has been a regular stall holder at various markets in Tasmania, my products are stocked in a handful of galleries and gift shops throughout the State and orders are sent around the world through sales generated on my online Etsy shop.

Inspiration/design aesthetic?
Simplistic design, bold vintage/retro patterns, Scandinavian design, nature especially plant and leaf shapes, dried seedhead from the garden.

Designers you admire? 
Florence Broadhurst, Orla Keily, Heather Moore, Sanna Annuka.

What is your favourite part of Tasmania? 
Very hard to single out one place there are too many! Walls of Jersusalem, Pieman River - west coast, The Gardens – east coast.

What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles?
I love the whole process from finalising a sketch to cutting a new stencil and the excitement of seeing the first print of a new stencil. I love being in my printing space, cups of tea, good music - a lovely way to spend time.

What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? 
100% linen homewares – Tea towels, placemats, napkins, handmade cushions. I also look forward to providing a sneek peek of my new range of designs at the July Market.

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