10 ways to start a Surface Pattern Design Business

Surface Pattern Design I have a huge passion for Surface Pattern Design and have been totally mesmerized by the process for the last ten years. You can never stop learning, and your passion grows daily as you evolve into the truly creative person you strive to be. Here are my recommendations on how you can…

6 Tips on how to start your own Fashion Design Business

Start A Fashion Business Tip 1 – Find a studio It can be a room in your house or you may be lucky enough to have a studio where you already have space to build your new design business. If you are choosing a room in your house declutter everything in there you will not…

5 Tips to Become a Surface Pattern Designer

Passion 1 – Passion – If you have decided you would like to become a surface print designer, perhaps you found an article in a magazine, online or through a friend when you know it’s what you want to do, it will feel like a lightning bolt strikes you, you suddenly get a smile on…

Top Three Trending Face Masks – COVID 19

Face Masks have become mandatory on public transport in England from 15th June. Black Lives Matter Fines will be issued to those who flout the laws on the madatory regulations. Face masks are now easily accessible from small businesses in England to order on the internet, for instance on Etsy there are lots of handmade…

Sussex Face Masks

Stay Safe Buy Local – Sussex Face Masks Our sister company based in Sussex, England Hope Gap Designs, are hand-making Silk face masks for those of you that have been looking for a fashionable face mask or covering when traveling to work on perhaps public transport or in the Cities around the UK. Cotton Face…

Potato Printing with kids this Easter

What to do with your children during the COVID 19 lockdown – Potato Printing. Most of you will be found at a loss as to what to do with your children in these strange and testing times. Keeping Children Entertained During The COVID 19 Lockdown Potato Printing Find a suitable baking sized potatoes in your…

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Top five Trending Topics – COVID 19

When Staying At home With Children How to keep relaxed and de-stressed Covid 19 Self Isolation This is a very difficult time for you, your family, your loved ones and your friends. You have been advised by the Government to self-isolate, Stay off work, Don’t have mass gatherings Don’t use pubs and restaurants. Immunocompromised If…

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The Top 10 Fashion Designers 2020

London Fashion Week 14th-18th February 2020 LONDON FASHION WEEK IS THE FIRST OF THE FOUR GLOBAL FASHION WEEKS TO INVITE THE PUBLIC INTO ITS WORLD London Fashion Week February 2020 takes place twice a year in February and September, showcasing over 250 designers to a global audience of influential media and retailers. It is estimated…

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The Top Ten Textile Designers 2020

The Top 10 American  Textile Designers 1 – Marilyn Kern Textile Designs, Inc Marilyn Kern Is a New York established award-winning studio, as well as agent to printmakers in the U.S.A., United Kingdom, Italy, and Denmark. Marilyn and her team provide textile design and surface patterns and trend direction to some of the most influential manufacturers and…

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2020

Pantone has announced its Colour of the Year for 2020, revealing “Classic Blue“ – 19-4052-TCX as the “INSPIRING” shade to represent this year. Over the past decade, Pantone Institute has chosen a different colour as its Colour of the Year that the organisation believes is an example of their modern society. This marks the 7th…