My Pattern and Print
Very happy to announce I am one of 3 runners up in the Tigerprint Male Fashion Icons & Symbols!
“Gorgeous pattern design here and so clever with the bow tie element used. We particularly loved the use of textures in all of Patternandco’s designs. Great work!”
Finished my handmade stitched postcard for The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap and it’s now winging its way to Canada!
Below is my journey or discovery from idea to finished piece starting with the inspiration.
As I was thinking about Tigerprints latest competition Male Fashion Icons I always had in my head the idea of a tie or bow tie as a classic symbol of men’s design and when I saw Paul Smiths Spring/Summer 2013 collection the idea was made, a classic necktie with a smart casual design inspired by the 1950s preppie look. It’s a fashionable look with a timeless appeal.
Amongst my many post it notes and doodles in my sketch book is a little wish, a dream if you like, to one day be published in a book! That little post it note took one step further today to being realised thanks to Kristi O’Meara Founder of Patternbase.
Kristi is creating a book called PATTERNBASE: A Collection of Contemporary Textile + Surface Design and a few of my designs are to be included.
(insert happy dance and a billion smiley faces here) words can’t say how happy!
Photo by Laura Berger
And I am in good company….Congratulations also to my fellow classmates Miranda Mol, Chickaprint, Faye Brown, Femi Ford, Mel Smith Designs, Majo.bv and there is many more but as I haven’t seen a facebook update or blog post I thought I would keep quiet in case they want to shout the news out first themselves. Group hug!!
Say hello to You, me and Three, the little elephant family. Perfect nursery collection from bedding and co ordinating fabrics to printed keepsake cards and farmed art. Read more…
Excited to be starting a new venture with the fantastic Envelop.
Envelop is is an online print-on-demand platform where illustrators can create, promote and sell high quality cotton items to textile lovers worldwide.
I found their site a few weeks ago and after carefully reading their terms and conditions I thought it sounded like a great way to get my designs out there and on a few products. I really liked the idea that you have to approved first and once you are given the go ahead each design you submit goes through another review to make sure the design conforms to their guidelines, technically and content-wise.
Summer is a missing, I think it may have just decided to take the year off, but in between the rain and clouds I did manage to snap a few moments of the elusive sunshine!