05 December 2023

TEXTILES - pauline greuell

Designer Pauline Greuell first started printmaking and pattern designing seven years ago and told me she found inspiration from the P&P Blog. So today we take a break from Christmas design and look at a couple of submissions from my inbox. Pauline is from the Netherlands and is a self-taught print maker and pattern designer. She makes her patterns with a self-developed stencil printing technique (which she also teaches), Pauline hand prints fabrics in a slow process involving many layers of stencilled print. More information can be found on her website.

04 December 2023

CHRISTMAS 23 - marks and spencer

Reviewing 2023 Christmas designs continues today on P&P with a look at some highlights from Marks & Spencer.

29 November 2023

STORE SNAPS - textures

Here on P&P we normally look at the printed pattern, but of course not all designs are printed, some are woven, stitched or knitted. I've got together some of my recent finds while out in the high street. they've either inspired me for their motifs or for colour. We start with stylish homeware at Next.

Below : exquisite details on bags and knits from Monsoon.
Below :  love these sweater colours from Fatface
Below :  great colour - great texture spotted in Oliver Bonas.
And finally below : cushions in TK Maxx.