21 January 2019

FABRICS - wild by leah duncan for cloud9

I really loved seeing these bold new designs from Leah Duncan from her new 'Wild' collection for Cloud9 Fabrics. The fun patterns feature playful big cats, stylised birds, flowers and foliage and have a joyful feel that makes it seem as though Leah must have had a great time designing them too. There are ten different prints available on cotton and some will also be released on barkcloth. Shipping for Wild starts this month so expect it in stores soon.

FABRICS - monaluna : festival

Talking of fresh new fabric designs Festival by Monaluna Fabrics is due for release in April 2019. The handpainted designs feature tropical jungles, exotic birds, painted elephants and colourful tassels. As seen online here at Monaluna.

18 January 2019

STORE SNAPS - the consortium

With all the talk about shopping independent and loosing our high streets I thought I would highlight a store in Winchester, Hampshire. The Consortium sells retro and vintage furniture alongside lots of , homewares, wall art, design accessories, greetings cards and fashion. Here are some snapshots I took on a visit last week, and if you are ever in Winchester do look them up at 39 Jewry Street. They also sell some items online here.

17 January 2019

DESIGNER FOR HIRE - megan carter

The Designers for Hire Directory has a new entry this week as we welcome Megan Carter. Megan began exploring her love of creating patterns two years ago whilst balancing her part time job as a greetings card designer at UK Greetings and looking after her two children. Since then, she has built a bold, stylised collection of designs which are unique to her love of drawing flowers and her attraction to vintage textiles and paraphernalia. In contrast to her graphic patterns, Megan has an illustrative, looser  handwriting where she focuses on animals, flowers, pattern and characters which have been more of a focus in her greetings card concepts. After eighteen years of experience of working as an in-house designer both for Hallmark Cards and Uk Greetings, Megan is now starting 2019 in a new direction, dedicating her career to working as a free-lance designer. She is open to new projects and collaborations and is excited to apply her designs to any new product areas. If you are an art or studio director, agent, buyer or manufacturer who is interested in working with Megan please contact her through her website, where you can also view further collections of patterns in her lookbook, or through her instagram account