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1. FABRICS - art gallery : playing pop

Art Gallery Fabrics have listed some of their forthcoming collections for 2015, and showcased them at the Quilt Fair this week. One of those that really appealed to me was Playing Pop. This lively collection was designed in house by the AGF Studio and features two different colour groups. Here's how AGF describe the collection "Bits and pieces of upbeat sounds get illustrated on the same page

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2. FABRICS - sarah campbell

Legendary designer Sarah Campbell has created a fabric collection called ‘Melodies’, produced with the US company Michael Miller. It features super colourful, painterly birds, leaves, florals, spots, dots, and geos. The collection features ten pattern designs in two colour groups will be available for shipping at the end of June.

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3. FABRICS - lewis & irene

For today's Friday eye candy we are taking at look at some of the lovely fabric prints available from UK company Lewis & Irene. Some of the designs are available right now, and others are due for release over the coming months.

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4. HOME DECOR - habitat day

Today is 'Habitat Day' when this top UK design store store offers 25% off everything online and in stores. So i thought it would be a great excuse for us to look at some of their latest Spring Summer 2015 prints and patterns. I especially fell for these stylised birds on their 'Pennie' cushion and tote bag (above) and the simple semi circles and subtle colours of their 'Odeon' design on a

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5. SUMMER PREVIEW - marks & spencer

Talking of geometrics this is a sneak preview of new products coming to Marks & Spencer this summer. The watercolour geometrics in delicate colours will feature on storage tins and mugs. They should be available online and in some stores soon.

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6. TEXTILES - sunny todd prints

Sunny Todd Prints are excited to launch their new collection of beautiful, hand printed cushions, featuring of six of their favourite patterns: Floral, Zig Zag, Diamond, Crosshatch, Feather and Spots & Dots. The cushion panels are hand printed onto the highest quality cotton fabric using environmentally friendly, water based inks in their signature 'offset' manner, which adds energy and almost

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7. PAPERCHASE - peg doll

More lovely Paperchase designs today as I pick out some of what's new for Summer 2015. I loved this highly original design called 'Peg Doll' which features lots of clothes peg dollies dressed in various prints. A mixed stripe design and red polka dots are used as complimentary prints.

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8. PAPERCHASE - mercato

Mercato is a fun summery range from Paperchase which features on stationery and kitchenware. Colourful sketchy fruits all tossed into a single print are mixed with a more subtle design featuring this summer's hot motif the pineapple.

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9. PAPERCHASE - happy veggies

Paperchase always do some great kawaii style character prints and this season they have 'Happy Veggies'. Smiley faced mushrooms, carrots, strawberries etc are set against tablecloth checks and simple grids. Look out for lunch boxes, tea towels etc that might even encourage little ones to eat their veg.

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10. PAPERCHASE - just in case

And finally from Paperchase we have a juvenile travel range called 'Just in Case' that centres around a cute travelling bear. Also included in this collection is a really striking geometric fish range which would appeal to any holidaymaker. This range and all the others shown over the last two days can be found online here.

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11. PAPERCHASE - fiestival

With all the Surtex news in recent weeks it has been a while before I could report on what has been coming in to Paperchase recently. One of the latest ranges to arrive is 'Fiestaval' a colourful collection that has been inspired by Mexican festivals. There are motifs inspired by Mexico's 'Papel Picado' with it's folk art designs created with perforated paper. It also includes another Mexican

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12. PAPERCHASE - jilly birds

The next new arrival at Paperchase is  Jilly Birds or Birdhouses. This sweet range features motifs made from paper collage and sometimes laid over wood or gingham. It's available on products such as photo albums. umbrellas, party plates and napkins and mid year diaries. See more online at Paperchase.

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13. PAPERCHASE - wild life

And finally from Paperchase we have 'Wild  Life' a travel inspired collection featuring painterly tropical prints and vintage postcards mixed with contemporary geometrics. All available now at Paperchase.

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14. WALLPAPER - MissPrint

With the Surtex show now in full swing it's worth noting that other shows are taking place at New York's Javits Center at the same time. One of those is ICFF, a leading international interior design event, where UK company MissPrint are launching two new wallpaper designs. 'Foxglove' and 'Woods' are from their forthcoming 2015 collection, which will be available, later in the year. The two new

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15. SURTEX 2015 - barb chotiner

This is the very last day of Surtex promo posts as the show is now open and in full swing. Our  final artist is Barb Chotiner who will be making her Surtex debut and showing work with her agents Astound.us Barb is inspired by cities, details in nature, and Scandinavian design. Her designs often start as simple doodles and end up featuring numerous organised layers on the computer. If you are

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16. SURTEX 2015 - marta berk

Surtex - the world's best known show for selling and licensing surface designs opens in New York tomorrow, I still had a few last minute flyers come in to P&P so decided to post on a Saturday in order to get them up in time for the show. Surtex runs from May 17th - 19th and you will find Marta Berk who is exhibiting for the first time in booth 260.

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17. SURTEX 2015 - adrienne vita

Adrienne Vita will be showing beautiful new designs in booth 222 with the Cultivate Art Collective. Adrienne's work is often filled with mysticism in the form of unique animals, unusual environments, and unexpected portraits. she likes all things mysterious, unseen and metaphysical. Her favorite mediums and tools to use watercolor, acrylic, ink, pencil, brush, paper, and wood.

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18. SURTEX 2015 - linda solovic

Linda Solovic will be at Surtex this year through her rep, Sheila Meehan of the Meehan Design Group in booth 422. Linda is excited about the show and about her new work. Here are some samples of what she will be showing at Surtex from tomorrow.

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19. SURTEX 2015 - bright art licensing

Bright Art Licensing will be at Surtex this weekend with their fabulous variety of artists, illustrators, and design styles. Showing in booth 533 Bright is a dedicated art licensing agency supplying artwork to the gift, merchandise and greeting industry. We have a selection of flyers and folio examples from various Bright artists starting with Gladys Baccala. In a break from the normal I will

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20. SURTEX 2015 - lylove

If I was a buyer heading to Surtex one studio I would not want to miss is The Lylove Studio in booth 722. I love their bold and colourful style.

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21. SURTEX 2015 - jennifer wambach

Jennifer Wambach is a licensed artist, illustrator and designer; and a graduate of Make Art that Sells, and ABPSD. Jennifer absolutely love, love, loves that she gets to draw every day, which is all she has wanted to do since since was three years old. Jennifer has won seven Spoonflower Fabric of the Week contests, one of which resulted in her winning design being licensed by Timeless

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22. SURTEX 2015 - claudia owen

Claudia Owen will be exhibiting at Surtex for the very first time this year, Her work will be represented by Cultivate Art Agency in Booth 222. Claudia has been working super hard getting designs ready for the most important show of the year and is excited to be taking part.

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23. SURTEX 2015 - may leong

May Leong is a surface pattern designer living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. May loves to create fresh, fun and whimsical designs as well as beautiful patterns for stationery & gifts, textiles, home and wall décor market. She is debuting at Surtex New York this year and will be represented by Cultivate Art Collective in booth 222 and will be showcasing lots of great new designs for licensing.

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24. SURTEX 2015 - wundergarden

Another studio who will be making their Surtex debut tomorrow is Wundergarden  a boutique illustration agency founded in Germany in 2014 by Maria Bogade. They represent artists such as Johanna Fritz and Miriam Bos and cater to a variety of markets. See them in booth 261.

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25. SURTEX 2015 - kathryn cole

Kathryn Cole will be showing her portfolio at Surtex with Cultivate Art Collective at booth 222 for the first time. Kathryn is available for freelance commissions and licensing work and can be contacted through her website.

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