Friday, June 29, 2018

New Books

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I wouldn't be me if I didn't come home from a show without a couple of books, but I have only just realised how funny the combination of titles is. After two days at New Designers in the company of the wonderful team from Make it in Design and fellow students/alumni I can definitely say patterns are needed! 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

New Designers

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Fell in love with these pieces by @ievakeli at New Designers yesterday . Heading off now for another day of colour and beauty. I'm helping out on stand A6 with the lovely team from Make it in Design.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Off to New Designers

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Packing my overnight bag. So excited as I will be helping out on the Make It In Design stand tomorrow and Thursday afternoon at New Designers. Can't wait to see it all.

Severn Beach on a Hot Day

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Even the mud in the estuary looks better in the sunshine. Look at those amazing patterns of cracks. Loving this heatwave 🌞

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Gordano Textile Artists

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So pleased for our group Gordano Textile Artists for this blog nomination.  Pop over and see what we are up to at

Friday, June 01, 2018

On a roll

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This week as part of the course I am doing - design ideas for gift wrap.  These were worked up in Photoshop from a scan of a 'thread sandwich'.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

More Surface Pattern Designing

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More practice on designing as part of the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design course- this time a concept for a line of stationery.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Needing Inspiration

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Feeling a bit stuck in my patternmaking so I have set out to create a batch of textures that I can scan and use in my designs. Step one is some rubbings.