Tamara Design Co cushion covers have been designed by Tamara using hand drawn images inspired by Australian flora and fauna. The Kookuburra Design is an original print from our urban garden collection. The design has been digitally printed onto a linen/cotton blend fabric with a water based eco- friendly pigment.
Material: Linen with Oxford edge and invisible zip
Dimensions: 40cm x 60cm - Lumber. PET insert size 45cm x 65cm
About the Maker: Tamara Schneider is the principal behind Tamara Design Co.
The spark for Tamara’s obsession began while studying fashion design at Sydney’s Whitehouse school back in the late 1990s, here Tamara was introduced to the wallpaper designs of William Morris and Florence Broadhurst, she quickly become enamoured by their use of intricate patterns and the consummate skill that was evident in their works.
Starting from a slow burn Tamara went on to study textile design and screen printing at RMIT, honing the skills she had developed during her earlier studies she went on to produce some truly innovative and remarkable designs. Her talent for pattern design was noted by several important figures in the Melbourne scene, resulting in Tamara being awarded an internship with UK’s Timorous Beasties upon her graduation in 2010.
Her experience with Timorous Beasties further fueled her obsession, and having decided that that was what she wanted to do with the rest of her life Tamara returned to Melbourne and founded Funky Wombat Textiles in 2011. In 2016 Funky Wombat Textiles was rebranded to Tamara Design Co.
Returning to her roots, in 2017 Tamara relocated her studio practice to Canberra just ten minutes away from her childhood home.
Photo credit: Tamara Schneider
Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.