25 September 2017


Vanessa !
Thank you so much to everyone who commented - there were some lovely responses and it was hard to choose. But good luck to Vanessa who can now join the Designing Your Way course from The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design.

KIDS DESIGN - next part 1

I have been browsing around in UK retailer Next to bring you all the latest patterns and placement prints spotted in childrenswear. Expect to see lots of unicorns and horses along with the new trend for wadded applique and black and white prints still going strong. Here is my round-up with part 2 tomorrow.

BLOC DESIGN SHOW - jane mosse

The Design Bloc show opens on Tomorrow in New York and one of those attending will be UK based studio Jane Mosse who will be showcasing new designs ideal for the bedding, kitchen, bath and wall covering markets. There will be 19 studios exhibiting at the show meaning it will have a huge variety of styles and prints. Anyone attending the show should make a beeline for Jane Mosse and she is also looking for new artists via the jobs board here.

DESIGN A PAIR OF SOCKS - competition!

Don't forget the Sock it To Me are annual Design a Sock contest is underway with a deadline this Saturday!!. P&P readers can submit their ideas for sock designs and win a $2000 prize and have their socks go into production. The deadline is 30th September so time is of the essence. All the details you need to know can be found at Sock it to Me on this page.

22 September 2017

CONTEST - free place on make it in design course

I am pleased to announce a new opportunity to win a free place on Module 1: Designing Your Way, an acclaimed e-course from The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design.
The course starts in just four days, but the team at Make it in Design thought it would be great to offer a last minute free place to one lucky reader of Print & Pattern.

Module 1 is a fabulous start for any aspiring surface pattern designer, or even experienced designers hoping to revamp their portfolio or find a new style. 

Here are some gorgeous examples of pattern from the most recent Module 1 class:

Ready to Join? Here’s How to Enter: 

Post a comment describing what kind of pattern you would be and why, and add in a sentence on why you should be picked for the giveaway! 

The winner will be selected at 9:00 AM GMT on Monday, September 25th on the first day of class and will be announced here on the blog! Whoever wins can then contact learn@makeitindesign.com to be set up on the course!

Good luck