Text - Dom Read Photography - Andrew Gooding
So at the moment we are going through a bit of a transitional process. For a long time I have had many plans of where I want Dread Decks to be and what I want it to become. Many ideas are great but sometimes they have slowed the process because I haven't been able to decide what to focus on first.
I have always aimed to combine my interests in casual clothing and more formal tailoring to create beautiful, well made garments that are made to last. Hesitation and not knowing where to start has slowed the process but enough is enough. I have gone back to basics and I am pattern drafting a selection of new garments ready for summer 2021. I bought some beautiful natural fabrics that have helped get the creative juices flowing again and have helped spur me on to get my patterns made up! There is still a long way to go but I am very excited about the new products that are on their way.
In other exciting news I have been working with the incredibly talented Julia Triay to put together a new collection and exhibition called Primavera. We have created a selection of Spring inspired lino prints for our exhibition at Studio 20 in Norwich. We are also creating a limited collection of handmade garments and handprinted t shirts. I am so very excited!!
Sunday 23/05/21 and Monday 24/05/21. Studio 20 Norwich. Save the date!
A Cup Of Tea With D.Read..
I decided to write this blog to offer more insight into the values and ideals of the Dread Decks. Also to offer some behind the scenes info into the inner workings of Dread Decks.