24 May 2016

FABRICS - susan driscoll for dashwood

Today we have the latest fabric designs from one of my favourite artists : Susan Driscoll (aka The Print Tree). Susan has once again created a wonderful collection for Dashwood Studio called 'Cotton Candy'. There are seven different prints in the range including sharp geometrics and stylised flowers which are all in a stunning palette that is typical of Susan's bold style. The fabrics are in stores now.






WALL ART - carolyn gavin

Another artist I hugely admire is Carolyn Gavin who has recently created beautiful new floral prints for her Etsy shop. Carolyn is a designer with Lilla Rogers Studio and has her own stationery business Ecojot. I was thrilled to bits to receive two prints from Carolyn which will take pride of place in my home once they are framed up. To see more of Carolyn's art prints check out Etsy and to follow her amazing artworks find her on Instagram here.




ETSY - fran wood design

Fran Wood has produced a new range of designs, which she has turned into screen prints, greeting cards and a tea towel. These designs all include simple animal illustrations and patterns influenced by 1970s textile and graphic motifs. The range is called 'Nouveau Animals', as Fran had noticed a strong influence of Art Nouveau during the period - some of which can be seen in her work. All Fran's Nouveau Animal designs started out as sketches and ideas. Once happy with a sketch, image or pattern, she cut them out of paper, scanned them into her computer to finalise them in Photoshop. Fran then exposed the images to the silk screen and with the exception of the Nouveau Fish tea towel (which she had professionally screen printed), Fran hand-pulled all the screen prints herself at home in her small London flat. The whole collection can be viewed or purchased in her Etsy shop here.




23 May 2016

KIDS DESIGN - boots mini club

I have some more children's designs to post today with a look at the latest summer prints at Boots. These patterns and placement prints are all from their Mini Club childrenswear collection and feature sunny holiday style designs such as bright fish, nautical boats, and colourful flowers. I especially loved the geometric fish (above & below) and for unique ideas I could not recall having seen a design featuring rowing boat oars before.