26 August 2020

P&P ANNUAL SUMMER BREAK : back sept 14th

Thanks so much to everyone for reading the Print & Pattern blog during this the most unusual Spring/Summer we've ever known. I'll be away for a few weeks from today but will be back with lots more lovely design on September 14th as we go into the new Autumn season. You can email bowiestyle@hotmail.co.uk if you want to be featured when P&P returns. Hope to see you soon!

25 August 2020

NEW FABRICS - rachael taylor

Yesterday we featured the new online design course from Rachael Taylor. Rachael puts in a huge amount of effort into Make it in Design sharing her knowledge and building communities for designers. So I thought it would be lovely to make my last P&P post before the Summer break about her latest design news. Last week it was announced that many of the Rachael Taylor's Studio prints are now available on fabric in their Fashion Formula shop.
They were so thrilled to get them launched as they have had so many enquiries come into the studio on where to buy Rachael's gorgeous designs. The fabrics can be used for upholstery craft or furnishings projects, clothing, face masks and more.

VIRTUAL SHOW - selvedge : the fabric of your life

The first Selvedge World Fair , created by independent magazine Selvedge, takes place online, 3 – 5 September 2020. The three-day virtual event, a celebration of cloth, culture and creativity, will present the work of 100 artisans, bringing together varied - and in some cases endangered - textile traditions from 60 countries. It is the only event on the arts calendar dedicated to championing the skills of textile makers. Visitors will be able to buy handmade fabric, fashion and homewares from across the globe, take part in online workshops from master craftspeople, join international talks and be together as a community for a live quiz. All the details are online here.

24 August 2020


+ calling all designer and creatives

Make it in Design is the world’s leading online school for surface pattern design, textile design and print with whom Print and Pattern offer an annual scholarship for a free place on all four modules plus a host of other bonus goodies.
Make it in Design provide a rich source of design ideas and inspiration, demonstrations, resources, creative exercises, opportunities, practical advice, interviews, contacts, and lots of encouragement to help nurture new talent and support established surface pattern designers to succeed in this exciting industry.
The Make it in Design school online courses have helped establish the careers of many new and exciting designers.
Students have gone on to launch their own design studios and product lines, win national awards, be featured in design books and on leading blogs and have been signed for exciting licensing deals.
Today we have a showcase of beautiful work created in class by the very talented students from The Ultimate Portfolio Builder who took the course in February 2020.

The Ultimate Portfolio Builder is an advanced seven-week online professional surface pattern design course, consisting of an intense five-week class followed by two weeks of design reviews.
This LIVE* powerful course will give you all the tools and advice you need to grow your body of commercially viable work, refine and strengthen your professional design portfolio and give you the fast-track to trade show success.
The next round of The Ultimate Portfolio Builder will commence September 14, 2020 if you’re ready to expand your design portfolio!


Below are some examples of coursework from designers who took the Ultimate Portfolio Builder course in February 2020. Starting with this beautiful and versatile set of co-ordinating prints by Hilary Glynn.

Below : Geometric collection from Winnie Dougall

Below : Sophisticated Birds, ideal for wallpaper from Bia Andrade

 Below : Bright and bold flowers from Ginger Deverell

Below : Graphic florals from Claire Wall.

Below :  Fruity designs from Jacqueline Gutierrez

Below : We go 'Into the Blue' with Rashmi Rao

And finally below proving you can make pattern from everyday objects Amna Kiran.

21 August 2020

STATIONERY - back to school tesco

Tesco Back to School
Our Friday eye candy today comes also comes from Tesco but this time it is some new Back to School stationery. Colour your world is a  colourful collection featuring cool typography, hearts, and rainbows across everything from notebooks to pencil cases.
Colourful rainbow pencil case Tesco

Back to School

Not stricktly seen in the Back to School department but it is a lovely stationery range so I couldn't resist this leopard range of stationery from Tesco....
Leopard designs