Melanie Chadwick
Falmouth, Cornwall

Melanie Chadwick is an illustrator and designer-maker with a background in Fine Art.

Mellybee was founded in 2011 as a place to house and sell short run, limited edition screen printed products for home and gifts.

 

Her latest collection has been inspired by pattern and geometric prints which you'll see has influenced the majority of her products. She has also used a limited colour palette of BLACK, GOLD and WHITE in order to draw more attention to the mark making and texture of each pattern as well as creating an overall cohesive collection. Each pattern has been painted or hand drawn in black ink before being manipulated on the computer and then burnt onto screens and printed to create fabrics. No two prints are alike as is the nature of screen printing each pattern by hand- which means each piece you buy is one of a kind. 

 

The inks that she uses are all solvent free, waterbased and have a soft handle meaning they sink into the fabric rather than sit on top and are safe to iron. All papers used are 100% recycled stock.

 

Her illustration practice can be viewed at www.melaniechadwick.com