30 August 2016

NEW SEASON - donna wilson aw16

We have a real treat on P&P today with tons of new product from Donna Wilson. There are lots of fab new designs for Autumn/Winter 2016 including these fun bamboo plates featuring a fox, cat, and bear. Donna Wilson is known for her sense of humour, knitting and love of craft. Her quirky woolly creations are stocked in top stores such as Heals and John Lewis. Fond childhood memories in the countryside influence this collection with creatures and birds represented on products such as cashmere cushions and greetings cards. Look out also for cheeky faces on tea towels, mini baby blankets, winter hats and scarves and curious knitted circus characters. Some of the new lines are already available along with lots more other Donna Wilson delights online here.

29 August 2016


UPPERCASE magazine are currently running two great opportunities for designers. The first is to appear in their UPPERCASE Surface Pattern Design Guide Second Edition (Jan/Feb/March 2017) that will feature the best in established and up-and-coming surface pattern designers. The second is to win a licensing contract with Windham Fabrics!. The deadline is September 12th so please visit this page at UPPERCASE to find details of both of these exciting opportunities.

26 August 2016


A very kind reader brought something urgent to my attention today. Someone has created an instagram account for Print & Pattern that is not by me. They are posting pictures from this blog but not crediting any of the artists. Something I would never do. I would urge anyone following this account just because they believe it to be officially by the Print & Pattern Blog to unfollow it now, and if you see your own work on there add a credit and complain in the comments. Here is the link - but just confirm this account is nothing at all to do with me or the P&P Blog which does not currently have an instagram account.

PAPERCHASE - gift wrap

We have finally reached the end of our marathon Paperchase review. The only thing we haven't covered is Christmas - but I will save that for later as we are still enjoying the hot sun. For this final day we start with a look at some of the current designs and new arrivals in gift wrap at Paperchase.