Her cushions come in a range of shapes and most are designed with a background of stripes in varying widths and colours to offset the stronger colours of the central motif. Always made from silk, they are screen-printed then extensively over-painted by Patzi and signed. â€œBy adding touches of colour at this stage, it makes the finished product so much more personal,â€ she says. Recently, her prints have taken off in a big way, appearing in traditional English drawing rooms, Nantucket beach houses and smart Florida duplexes. â€œMostly they come in pairs or sets of four in limited editions of 300 to 500,â€ says Patzi, who oversees From her elegant 18th-century home in Hampshire, artist Patzi Craven produces a beautiful range of hand-painted textiles and prints. â€œMy inspiration is purely visual,â€ she says. â€œI might see a strange fruit or vegetable in the supermarket, for example, and if the colour or the shape strikes me as unusual I just have to get it down on paper.â€ Patzi started out as a fashion model. In 1960 she was discovered by Norman Parkinson, DINING FOR SMALL SPACES the world-famous photographer, and appeared on the covers of countless glossy magazines. When she married and had children, however, her career came to a halt. â€œBeing a workaholic, I was desperate to find something I could do from home,â€ she says.