17 September 2021

SCRAPBOOK - maggie holmes

For our Friday Eye Candy feature we have designs from the upcoming new Scrapbook collection by Maggie Holmes. Featuring papers, stickers, cards and embellishments the new range for Crate Paper is called 'Market Square'. Designed to capture all of the charm of a local street market motifs include florals, vegetables, vintage cameras, pretty buildings and prize winning farm animals. Launching later this month Market Square can be found in some stores on pre-order and will be widely available very soon.

16 September 2021

FABRIC - bethan janine / dashwood

One of the best Autumn design collections I've seen so far is 'Wild' by Bethan Janine for Dashwood Studio. This upcoming new season collection features fabulous woodland creatures in a colour palette that is just right for the cooler weather ahead.

FABRIC - new art gallery fabrics

Staying with fabrics we also have a showcase from Art Gallery Fabrics featuring some of their upcoming collections. The first prints are from Wild Forgotten by Bonnie Christine which launches this month.

And also coming in November from Art Gallery Fabrics : Flight Path by Jessica Swift

And launching in December 2021 is the very pretty Shine On by Sharon Holland.

15 September 2021

DESIGNER - rachael king

Rachael King is a Surface and Graphic Designer from Australia who has been making, creating, drawing and painting ever since she was a child. Rachael says she sees the world in pattern and colour and is especially excited by the way they can be brought into our everyday lives. Her other life long passion for textiles drove Rachael to pursue an education in Graphic Design and she has also completed Modules 2 and 3 of the Art and Business of Surface Design. She is  represented my Nerida Hansen Print and Textiles and has shown her work at Surtex in New York in 2017 and 2018.

Rachael King has also put together a book called 'Pattern Pulse' which features 100 Australian designers. She has curated a terrific selection of designers and below are artworks by just a few of them.