30 April 2012

NEW COLLECTION - kate clarke

i had the honour of featuring kate clarke's beautiful designs in my last book 'print & pattern 2', and so i was delighted to see kate now has a wonderful collection of new products on sale. with her label 'kate clarke london' she will be exhibiting for the first time at the pulse show in london this june, within their launchpad section. here are just some of her lovely designs on trays, tea towels, and mugs. kate is open to commissions and is currently looking for stockists so if you think these would look great in your shop check out her website here.

SURTEX 2012 - flyers

some more surtex flyers have arrived. look out for maia ferrell in booth 417 yuyu will be in booth 231 represented by jane mosse designs.
and claire scott at booth 113 - represented by roy & jane evans.

NEW WORK - jessica hogarth

we last looked at the work of jessica hogarth back in 2010 when she was just about to graduate from leeds college of art. just under two years on and jessica has a fabric collection released with PB textiles and recently launched her debut collection at the 'british craft trade fair'. jessica’s designs begin as illustrations in black pen on paper before they are digitally scanned and enhanced with subtle colour schemes. she is passionate about her subject matter which is typically the yorkshire coast and robin hoods bay. you can find more on jessica's latest work online here.

VINTAGE - ricobel etsy shop

belgian based company ricobel have just opened a new etsy shop selling a mix of marvellous vintage wallpapers and cute japanese fabrics. here are my pick the retro wallpaper patterns currently in stock.

SALE - rag & bone bindery

the rag and bone bindery, who specialise in handmaking fabric covered books and albums, are having a sale with all items discounted at least 25% off. 'the spring trunk show' also features exclusive limited editions on journals, baby books, and photo albums. fabrics used include suzy ultman's 'critter community' owls, and caleb gray's robots. it runs until midnight tonight US time.

26 April 2012

KIDS DESIGN - showler & showler

showler and showler have added a new illustrated alphabet print to their online collection. with fun graphics and bold colours they wanted to design a print that gives you lots to talk about with little ones whilst learning the ABC. all of their prints are designed to fit standard off the shelf frames such as those from ikea and habitat to make framing easier. find it online here.

SURTEX 2012 - leigh hannan

leigh hannan is a first time exhibitor at surtex, in booth 466. leigh will be displaying new papier mache & upcycled home decor items, as well as designs suitable for fabric, tabletop, paper products, and more!

SURTEX 2012 - vita mechachonis

vita mechachonis will be enjoying her 6th year at surtex, but the first one in her own booth (booth #355). vita will be showing her newest collections including talking vegetables, robots, christmas, halloween, everyday, and so much more. she is hoping to expand her licensing into bedding, home decor, tabletop and toys, as well as continue in stationery, paper goods and fabric.