17 August 2012


its time for the annual print & pattern summer break. i'll be back on monday september 10th ready for the new season and hope you can join me back here then. in the meantime if you need to find a designer or some inspirational eye candy dont forget to check the P+P archives.

NEW WORK - mel smith

freelance designer mel smith sent me some examples of her latest design work. mel has been busy creating designs for her etsy & folksy shops, society 6, and wallpapered. she also recently completed the design course 'the art & business of surface pattern design' and is keen to take on more commissions, so if you like the look of mel's designs find her online here.

VINTAGE - cushions

clare nicolson has a a new range of vintage cushions available in her shop. all the cushions are made from a specially selected range of vintage fabrics. starting from just £18.00, there are lots of fabrics and colours to choose from.i also enjoyed browsing through all the vintage cushion designs (below) by linda høgås of plonka on the norwegian shopping website epla.

16 August 2012

GRADUATE - louisa heyworth

louisa heyworth graduated in june with a BA hons textile design degree from the university of leeds. louisa creates digital prints for fashion but feels her designs are very flexible and could be used for almost anything. she hand illustrates all of her motifs with ink or fine liner to maintain her loose style, and loves colour which is a main focus in her work. louisa exhibited at new designers in london this summer and hopes to start an internship at larolina york in sydney this month. see more from louisa here.

FABRICS - cheyanne sammons

cheyanne sammons has been a textile designer in the fashion industry for over 6 years, but has now decided to venture out on her own. cheyanne loves quirky vintage prints and interesting color combinations. she has also started selling some of her designs on spoonflower and you can see her shop online here.

FABRICS - greta songe

designer greta songe has teamed up with marcus fabrics. these designs are a part of their recently launched studio 37 fabric collection for modern quilting. marcus fabrics have been typically a company known for their reproduction fabrics. so, this more modern take is a newer venture that greta is thrilled to be a part of.

15 August 2012

E-COURSE - graduate designs

these are the latest designs of from some of the recent graduates on rachael taylor's e-course 'the art & business of surface pattern design'. all the students have recently finished module 2 of the pattern e-course, and if you fancy having a go the next next full series of the e-course begins on august 27th. the first selection of work is from 'tiffany design studio'. below : a lovely floral collection by elizabeth olwen. below : from simi gauba who won her place on the course with a print & pattern scholarship below : 'fifties fun' a design collection by zoe attwell. below : atomic by rebecca greenwood of littletree design.below : nails by esther cox.below : doodle owls by julie lalonde of clementine digitals. below : patch pets by jazmine bradley.below : the 'reminiscence' collection by sylvia tay. and finally below : 'speak out' by bob wolf.