24 May 2017

PAPERCHASE SS17 - shoal time

Whilst everyone is busy at Surtex I am taking a look at what patterns are in store at Paperchase for SS2017. Shoal Time is a fun new pattern design from Paper & Cloth that has been created for Paperchase. It features lots of stylised and colourful fish that use a mix of hand drawn stripes, dots and checks to add lots of interest. Shoal Time is a big new summer collection that features on over 50 products.


Next up from Paperchase we have the bold 'Cactus' range featuring mint and green mixed with bright red and purple. All the cacti have heavy outlines to give it a strong graphic look.

PAPERCHASE SS17 - city sights

And finally today we have a retro pattern which forms part of Paperchase's City Sights travel collection. World famous landmarks are illustrated in a 1950's style to evoke summer holidays of years gone by. These are mixed with more modern pieces featuring simple outline illustrations and handwritten fonts.

23 May 2017

DESIGNER - kim johnson

I am pleased to introduce another designer to the Designers for Hire Directory today. Kim Johnson is a Canadian/American designer based in South Carolina who has designed some beautiful fabric/print collections which are available for license. Kim also works on illustrations and currently has a selection of beautiful watercolours, as well as fine art pieces that feature bold abstracts and collages. Please visit Kim's website to get in touch and see more from her portfolio. 

PAPERCHASE - summer arrivals

With the hot weather in now in full swing here in the UK I thought I would look at the Summer arrivals in Paperchase - starting with Glamingo. This collection takes it's inspiration from the kitsch flamingo motifs and iconic 1950's tropical prints. You can find the prints on everything from beach bags to bunting, notebooks and pens to partyware. Also complimenting the range is the Cuban Fiesta range from Talking Tables available on paper plates, bunting, and napkins. You can see all the items in the Glamingo range online here.