there is a lot of lovely design to be seen in the new autumn winter catalogue from scrapbook company 'American crafts'. My favourite had to the new dear lizzy 'lucky charm' collection. Featuring hearts and arrows, horses, and hot air balloons it is described in the brochure as "an endearing assortment of charm bracelet icons". As seen online here.
and also from Dear Lizzy comes the delicate 'polka dot party' collection from which I have posted a few designs below...
and below the colourful Amy Tangerine collection featuring watercolours called 'yes please'.
if you are more of digital scrapbook person you may be interested in these downloadable designs from etsy shop POP - print on paper. Created by surface pattern designer Ciana based in Montreal, POP offers digital papers and clip arts with a personal and commercial license for small business.
April Cobb started Modern Yardage coming from a designer stand point and she wanted to give more designers the opportunity to get their work on fabric and to showcase it on a simple, well organized site. April and the Modern Yardage designers are thrilled to be one of just 6 finalists in the Martha Stewart contest 'American Made' It has been a month now since voting opened for over 2,000 nominees and it's been a lot of work to get the word out for such a small new business as theirs, but they have managed to make it to the finals. With voting about to end soon they are just hoping to get the support of the fabric and sewing community to have any chance of winning and allowing many, many more talented designers the opportunity to get their repeat designs on fabric. you can vote now online here.
After studying Textile Design at University Emma Hawman set up her own business and now works under the studio name Emma Frances Designs. She has recently started freelancing full time and is searching for agency representation as well as freelance projects and licensing deals. Emma already has some designs already licensed with the American company Kekacase and was also chosen to be part of Quincy Lampshades new range.