"Hi! I'm Deborah Turner, the founder of DEDITU."

"I am an illustrator and surface / textile artist, working from either Birmingham, in the UK, or on the road—wherever my travels may take me.

I enjoy creating expressive, colourful, and detailed work, and am inspired by nature; and the cultures - people and places - around me."


I've worked as a professional designer for over 10 years, since graduating from Central St Martins art college in London. I almost always create my first motifs and sketches with a pen and paper, before pulling it all together in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop on the computer.


At heart, I will always be a maker. I love to create: drawing, painting, knitting and sewing; and can't imagine a better feeling than making something new from one of my own fabric designs, using my beautiful new Bernina sewing machine.


I've set up DEDITU as a place to showcase my own signature designs (and handicrafts—I love hand-crafted things).

The name I chose for the label, DEDITU, is based on the first two letters of each of my initials, Deborah Diane Turner, and it's meaning in Latin is dedicated or addicted.


Good things take time, and so do my designs. My work is bold, yet full of surprising details: which is exactly what I want for the label. DEDITU products are full of details, made from beautiful quality materials, and aim to speak to someplace in the soul, rather than follow a trend.


DEDITU may be brand new, but, I'm proud to say that I made the shortlist for the Make it in Design 2017 scholarship award. My work was also recently featured on the Print & Pattern blog.


As well as producing designs for my own label, I also offer a wide selection of patterns and illustrations for license or sale through my design studio and design to commission. You can check out my portfolio to see some of my work, or take a look at my offering on patternbank.