Modern Contemporary Design

The surface pattern marketplace offers modern contemporary designs, with a twist totally unique ‘one of a kind’, designs that stand out. So, for instance our designs can be used for apparel, furniture upholstery, soft furnishings, gift wrap, stationary and packaging. Modern Designers Our highly creative designers are all Modern designers creating designs using inspiration from the […]

Adobe Illustrator Creating Patterns

Creating Patterns with Adobe Illustrator Get familiar with Adobe Illustrator working tool bar on the left hand side.By learning what each tool can do for you can make things so much easier. If you have the creative cloud membership, you get regular updates and you can now customise your tool bar. So you can set […]

Patchwork Fashion Spring Summer 2019

PATCHWORK FASHION Patchwork Fashion, Next Spring and Summer sees the ever popular patchwork make a come back into the high street. FUNKY This 1970’s funky style has been seen on recent Paris fashion week models seen wearing a mash up of patchwork fashion, tye dye and surf wear for the new Spring and Summer Collection […]

Winter Trends ~ Home Decor

Winter Trends There’s no getting away from winter trends. Weather you follow them or not, they are there running along side our everyday lives. Everything we desire for our homes are mainly designed by trend influencers, from choosing an new paint colour for the lounge, or changing the colour of a throw for your bed, […]

Trends and why do we follow them

Trends – what does it mean: Trend – is a general direction which something is developing or changing – an upward trend direction – in Fashion – Meanings: the tendency, movement, drift, swing, shift, course, current, run, direction, inclination, learning. Fashion – “the latest trends in modern dance” – fashion, vogue, style, mode, craze, mania, […]

Emerging Design Talent

Emerging Design Talent Here at the Surface Pattern Marketplace, we are all about supporting emerging design talent. When we started our marketplace in June of this year we wanted to create a platform that gave new designers the chance to be seen, a place where they can exhibit their collections, gain valuable experience and confidence […]

Art & Passion – Marina Popska

Marina Popska  love for art began way back when she was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria, the family of fourth generation textile and fashion designers. It all began with her Great–Grandfather who built up a jersey and jacquard factory in central Bulgaria. His daughter (Marina’s grandmother) became a famous tailor in the town. Marina’s mother, inherited her skills and is now a Professor –  Dr. Penka Dimitrova, who is a prestigious […]