Cynthia Edwards graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Arts as a Printmaker. While living and working in Taiwan she began to practise her skills at woodblock printing. It was here where the idea to adorn things other than paper with her designs was born. She has always had a passion for fashion and art so the combination of printmaking and textile design was a natural evolution.


Cynthia now lives and works from her sunny studio in Muizenberg, Cape Town, with her partner and fur-child.

This studio is also used as the venue for her Textile Print workshops, where Cynthia is able to convey her knowledge and skills to enthusiastic followers keen to learn the basics of this art form.


Brand bio

Lichen & Leaf was launched at the beginning of 2015, specialising in hand printed fabrics and products. The brand started with simple items decorated with Cynthia’s experiments on fabric and has since developed many new ideas and products. Lichen & Leaf has a strong focus on slow fashion, small production pieces and craftmanship with the desire to honour the process behind production. All fabric and leather is block printed by Cynthia and she has gathered a group of women from around Cape Town who help her with assembly.


Look out for Lichen & Leaf’s new range of screen printed designs coming soon!

Follow Lichen & Leaf on their social handles:

Instagram: @lichenandleaf

Facebook: @lichenandleaf

Website: lichenandleaf.com