23 June 2016

FABRICS - erin mcmorris

These colourful blooms are by Erin McMorris from her 'Noe' fabric collection with Free Sprint Fabrics. The bright graphic prints were inspired by a trip to San Francisco where she loved the city's crafty vintage style. The collection is available now from stockists including Fabricworm.

Erin's very latest collection for Free Spirit Fabrics is Noteworthy (below) which will be released in August. This range was inspired by traveling with a notebook on long flights staring out of airplane windows, where ploughed fields become linework patterns and ponds become dots.

FABRICS - juliana horner

Staying with Free Spirit Fabrics we have some highlights from a collection by their newest designer Juliana Horner. Juliana is the daughter of well known designer Anna Maria Horner and her first fabric collection for Free Spirit is called 'Fast Friends'. Juliana says the designs are a celebration of not one inspiration but of many, and they explore the inclusiveness and togetherness that is shared in the special bond between friends.

22 June 2016

FABRICS - new releases

I wanted to highlight a few fabric designs today that have caught my eye recently from different companies. The first were these bold new additions to Alexander Henry's popular Folklorico collection. stylised Mexican themed prints look fresh and colourful and can be seen online here.

Meanwhile these florals from the Hand Maker collection by Natalie Barnes of Beyond the Reef looked interesting at Windham Fabrics.

And for a bright fun fish design this is great one from Michael Miller's Pet's a Plenty collection.

DESIGNER - allyn howard

Allyn Howard is a a painter and illustrator based in Brooklyn. She is currently creating a series of designs suitable for licensing on home decor, fabrics, gift & stationery and some super cute painterly art for the children's market. Allyn moved to New York to study for an MA in Studio Art/Painting and began her career creating custom murals and painting sets for the film business. You can see lots more from her interesting portfolio online here.

DESIGNER - sara castro monteiro

These stylish new designs came in from Sara Castro Monteiro. Sara is a member of the P&P Designers for Hire Directory and wanted to share with us some of her latest work. Using simple but effective motifs she has created a selection of subtle prints that would fit a range of uses. You can keep up with all Sara's work at her website online here.