Photo credit: Sharyn Cairns for Vogue Living
Welcome to my website which documents my first textile collection and online store. The paintings I did during summer, in a tiny greenhouse in Cambridge, have been digitally printed onto textiles by the Centre of Advanced Textiles. These fabrics have been used in a range of practical interior products and are available, made to order from my e-shop.
The paintings were an exercise in spontaneity and have an emphasis on brush strokes and colour. They tell a personal story about my journey in Europe over the last few years and document my natural surroundings . I hope these items despite their practical nature, may challenge the perceived dullness and formality of some interior design with their vibrance and texture . They are not just for the table ! They can be framed, used as wall hangings, bed throws, upholstery, curtains, cushions…There are many exciting possibilities to display and love them forever.
Please get in touch for more information regarding commissions and tailored textile design. Thank you for visiting!
Born in Cape Town, Shilo Engelbrecht migrated with her family to Australia where she undertook a Fine Arts Degree in Fashion/Textiles. She was awarded the “Mercedes Benz Start Up” prize for her graduate collection and the “Emerging Designer of the Year” by the Design Institute of Australia. Shilo has shown her work at the Powerhouse Museum, G’Day L.A, Craft Victoria and held textile workshops for children’s festivals and The Cerebral Palsy League of Australia. Shilo lives with her Swedish partner in Cambridge where she has a studio.