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 […]
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 […]
My gallery exhibition as part of the Yorkshire Christmas Cracker Exhibition at The Piece Hall is now up and running and it has been a promising start. Here’s a little picture taken on my first day:
The lovely gem of a craft shop in the heart of Hebden Bridge is the latest stockist of my adult colouring book. It’s a perfect location as Jinny, the owner sells just about every colouring pen and pencil imaginable, so you can literally buy everything here and start colouring immediately.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.