Recent review of my Colouring Book

I received a lovely review recently for my colouring book: Love love love this book. The patterns are terrific, whether you’re looking for simplicity or something more complex, the designs in the book have it covered. I especially like the little snippets of info about the various patterns. I’ve kept this book for myself but […]

Amsterdam trade mission with DIT

This trip was fantastic! Not only were we superbly looked after by the DIT, but the organising of everything from ferry to hotels to restaurants ran so smoothly.   The British delegates, all 23 of us, had to each make a 60 second elevator pitch to a room full of Dutch buyers and retailers but […]

You’re all invited!

I’m delighted to announce my digital art exhibition is now on and running from 21st October to 27th December 2017 at The Piece Hall, Halifax. I will be selling my bespoke framed giclée printed digital art, A4 reprints (unframed), co-ordinating cushions and greeting cards. So, if you are in the area or visiting over the Christmas period […]

SS18 Home & Gift Trends from WGSN- Youth Tonic

Adults are inspired by teens, and teens are inspired by eras that they have never experienced, such as ’90s club culture. With so many generations living longer, there is a lot to choose from in vintage inspiration, and we will see eras blending in new ways. Customization by the youth will reflect these eras and […]

SS18 Home & Gift Trends from WGSN- Psychotropical

This trend is about an idealized viewpoint of the future: exotic, escapism and seeking out the sensual in our lives. Exotic, bright and printed, from high-definition digital nature prints to mixed prints of plant and animal hybrids–from peacock feathers to psychedelic camouflage. The use of recycled plastic, new bio-plastic and post-consumer waste–fabrics will be highly […]

SS18 Home & Gift Trends from WGSN-Kinship

This trend is a fusing of multicultural influences, a blend of cultural references from African batik, Moroccan tie-dye and American crafting like quilting. Think Hugge. This joyful, bright eclectic mix of styles gives warmth with the reds, coral, melon, ginger and sunshine yellow and depth with the rich deep blues, washed indigo and horizon blue. […]

SS18 Home & Gift Trends from WGSN

Over the next few weeks I will share with you the SS18 trends for Home and Gift from WGSN. The first is: Slow Futures This trend is about embracing slowness and looks to the past in order to imagine the future. Our lives are so busy now and we are looking to find a work […]

Tourist Information Centres

I’m pleased to now be selling my colouring book ‘Passion for Patterns’ in the Todmorden Tourist Information centre. Thank you Jacqui for supporting a local designer and the Watermark Fund.