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1. PAPERCHASE - part 1

More lovely Paperchase items today starting with this colourful pears design which is part of a pack of three exercise books. I also fell for the little dashes pattern which features in another multi pack and uses neons on dark navy. Also catching my eye were the various Cuckoo Clock products, especially as this has been a popular theme with designers recently. And at the bottom of this post

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2. PAPERCHASE - part 2

Paperchase always have a wide variety of notebooks in stock - with everything from embroidered felt covers (above) to more practical plastic covers (below). New arrivals include a selection of Animal exercise books - billy bear, freddy fox etc. and a stack of Scandinavian style birds. Scroll down to see a selection with many more online here.

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3. PAPERCHASE - dreamscape

It is Paperchase week here on Print & Pattern and there will be something for everyone as I'll be posting images taken at their AW14 press show and snapshots from in store. We begin with Dreamscape a full product line in delicate coral and pale lilac based around a woodland theme. The main print features cute characters mixed with linear plant drawings and their is a more grown up print in the

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4. PAPERCHASE - butterflies/dark romance

The second Paperchase collection today is Butterflies. Besides the cute and the colourful Paperchase always do a range of darker moodier prints or vintage flavoured collections and Butterflies fits this brief. Using a combination of delicate pastel pink and classic grey it features detailed butterfly drawings. This range is mainly in stationery and female gifts such as bags, umbrellas, and hot

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5. TEXTILES - villa nova : makela

Today's posts feature fresh design collections from Villa Nova. Nottingham based Villa Nova are part of The Romo Group and they design and produce an eclectic range of furnishing and upholstery fabrics as well as wallpapers. This September saw the launch of several new collections including the colourful 'Makela' with its bold, graphic prints comprising of standout florals, abstract geometrics

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6. TEXTILES - villa nova : avebury

The next collection from Villa Nova is 'Avebury' a unity of classic and modern style. Available in six colour groups, quince, charcoal, lime, petrol/Ink, coral and orchid it features geometric and organic patterned embroideries made with handcrafted elements. These include a screen printed tree motif with hand embroidered highlights, a classic trellis appliqué with hints of embroidery and a

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7. TEXTILES - scion

Fabric and wallpaper brand Scion were thrilled to see that the new John Lewis Christmas advert features two of their eye-catching Scion Living rugs: Kaleido and Yoki. The pattern designs were taken from their best-selling fabrics and made in conjunction with leading rug manufacturer Brink & Campman. This gave me the perfect excuse to check in to Scion and see what else was new since we last

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Are you an emerging designer ready to make it big in the surface pattern design world? This is an incredible opportunity to win a design scholarship worth over $1000 to help you on your way! Sponsored by Print & Pattern, the ABSPD Design Scholarship will provide you with access to over a year’s worth of top design courses, access to top trend site WGSN and a host of exciting promotional

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9. SCRAPBOOK - adrienne looman

Hall Pass is a new scrapbook collection designed by Adrienne Looman for Websters Pages. The school days inspired theme is perfect for scrapbooking events such as a first day at school. Patterns feature pencils, owls, florals, alphabets, and crosswords. Hall Pass was released last month and you can see the full collection online here. Below : Adrienne also has her own

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10. STATIONERY/CARDS - peggy oliver

Today's posts all feature designs from a new brand called Peggy Oliver. The brand has grown out of the Imprint design studio who are known for their card and wrap collections. The designs were created by two of Imprint's designers : Peggy and Oliver hence the name. I came across their designs this weekend in John Lewis and had to find out more. Their first collection was launched in 2014 and

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11. CHRISTMAS - peggy oliver

Peggy Oliver also have a modern and vibrant 'Holiday' collection featuring colourful paper cut style trees and snowflakes. Products include Christmas cards, gift bags, coasters and paper plates. As seen online here.

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12. STORE SNAPS - peggy oliver

And finally the snaps that alerted me to the Peggy Oliver brand. I first spotted them in John Lewis where they sit very nicely with John Lewis' own Copenhagen range. John Lewis are stocking a few of the Peggy Oliver products in their UK stores now.

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13. NEW PRODUCTS - starling store

For today's Friday eye candy I have looked to online shop Starling Store. New lines include notebooks, tea towels, lampshades and a tote bag from Atelier LZC, Art prints (above & below) by Kitty McCall and kitchenware from the brilliant Darling Clementine. See these new arrivals and more online at Starling Store.

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14. ILLUSTRATION - pintachan

More fun designs just because its Friday with a selection from Pablo Rueda or ‘Pintachan‘ as he calls himself, an illustrator based in in Northern Spain. Pablo collects children's illustration books and loves vintage sci-fi. His clients have included Anorak Magazine, 1973, and Jamie Oliver. Open for commissions you will Pablo online here at Pintachan.

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15. PACKAGING - talking tables

I really like this packaging design by Talking Tables for their latest 'Table Trivia' range of quiz games. Simple pared down graphics and bright colours give them a fresh modern look. They really caught my eye on display in Waterstones this week and they are also available to buy online at John Lewis. DESIGN COMPETITION Talking Tables are also running a card design competition to

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16. FABRICS - miriam bos

Today's posts all feature forthcoming collections from Birch Fabrics, starting with this wonderful range of prints by Miriam Bos. Called Wild Land, after the grassy plains of North America  its a Native American inspired collection with painted horses and teepees. There are eight patterns available in different colours which can be seen online here.

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17. FABRICS - teagan white

Acorn Trail is the new textile collection from Birch Fabrics by Teagan White, and is a follow up to her Fort Firefly collection and picks up again with some of its characters and motifs. The forest themed designs can be found on poplin, canvas, knit, and voile and there is even a cut and sew panel so you can make your own character softies. See more of the range online here at Birch Fabrics.

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18. FABRICS - emily isabella

The final new release from Birch Fabrics is Homestead by Emily Isabella which will be released in 2015. This is a sweet retro style collection inspired by the concept of 'Home on the range' with farm animals, crops, plants and clouds in the sky. As seen online at Birch Fabrics.

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19. XMAS - ellen giggenbach

I think this is my first christmas post of 2014, But now we are into November it is time to start thinking of festive design and these paper ornaments from Ellen Giggenbach are super stylish. They are sold as downloads for you to print at home yourself and would be great for anyone who likes paper craft or making decorations. The designs come in packs of three different designs and can be

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20. CHRISTMAS FABRIC - amy king

More Christmas designs today - this time in the shape of a lovely new print collection by Amy King. They were created for Amy's popular Spoonflower shop and be found as fabrics online here. Amy is originally from London but currently works as a freelance designer in New York specialising mainly in children's design.

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21. CARDS - marks & spencer

Before we get more into Christmas design this month I thought I would post some of the lovely birthday and everyday cards spotted Marks & Spencer's recently. M&S are usually on trend with their cards, like this neon design above. Here are few snapshots from my local branch.

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I am rounding off today's posts with some more store snaps as there has been a lot of work to do on the new freelance designers directory. Hopefully I'll be able to post more features tomorrow and normal service will be resumed. The first few snaps here are a new country style kitchen range spotted in Homebase with fresh green florals and owls. And snapped in a local stationers

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23. FABRICS - dashwood stuido

Fly Away is a new Dashwood Studio collection designed by Phyllida Coroneo. The whimsical prints are inspired by wildflower meadows and swaying grasses with a colour palette of cornflower blue, grey, lime green and mint. Phyllida designed Dashwood's first ever collection 'Enchanted Forest' which launched the company and for her second collection she really thought about how people might use the

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24. FABRICS - dashwood studio pt.2

The second Autumn release from Dashwood Studio is Cuckoos Calling by Bethan Janine. Bethan wanted to design something bright and colourful for her second Dashwood collection and was inspired by a cuckoo clock her grandmother had brought from Switzerland. For the flowers Bethan used sketches she had made whilst on holiday in Sweden. Cuckooos Calling is in fabric stores now and can be seen online

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25. ILLUSTRATION - girls who draw

Marine Life is the latest book from "Girls Who Draw" an all girl group of illustrators from around the UK. The limited edition publication features the work of twelve different members of the collective on 24 individual postcards all produced around the theme of the sea and seashore. All of the illustrators involved in Girls Who Draw work independently and design, make and sell their own range

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