Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The Little White Book of Surface Pattern Designers

Gill Eccleston is the surface pattern designer behind the marvelous new online 'Little White Book of Surface Pattern Designers' designed to bring the industry a handy little guide of where to find fantastic prints and patterns! Gill has now extended this project in to a blog and forum and has kindly asked me to become a guest author! I'll be posting on the blog very soon which you can find here-  FindNewDesigners

Flicking through the book myself I found loads of insoiring prints from the featured designers, here are a few of my favourites-

                                             Gill Ecclestone of Pattern addict

                                                              Finch Five


                                                              Femi Ford

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Designer of the Month: Amy Butler

Its so cold and snowy that I'm needing a fix of something cheerful and sunny to get me through the day, which has come in the form of Amy Butler and her fabulous fabrics!. If you are not familiar with Amy Butler you have probably seen her fabrics without realizing it in the likes of John Lewis or any independent fabric store, as one of her most well known clients is Rowan fabrics. She has also produced a wallpaper collection for Graham and Brown, a collection of handbags for Kalencom and a stationery range for Chronicle to name a just a few of her projects. She also supplies sewing patterns to highstreet stores and has her own range of books, there is no stopping this designer!  

I often find that using flat colour in a program like Illustrator can make designs look a little lifeless, but Amy really shows how it can be used successfully to produce designs that are full of life and character. Take a look at her full collection  here. 

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Mathew Williamson New Products

As some of you may know I am a huge fan of Mathew Williamson and the Butterfly Home range he has produced in collaboration with Debenhams. I was delighted to see in store there are now lots of exciting new products for the new season, I want them all! 

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Pattern Picks: Liberty

As I may have mentioned before, Liberty is my favourite store in the wold! Here are some of their lovely stationery lines which include some new illustration styles as well as their signature ditsy florals. See the full range here - Liberty Sationery.