Print and Pattern

FolioFocus Week 7 Round Up

Last week, our FolioFocus Classmates were given the task of creating illustrated recipes for They Draw and Cook - an online community which homes a massive collection of illustrated recipes from artists around the globe!

Designed by Debi Hudson

Designed by Debi Hudson

Our classmates used their knowledge of the 'food and kitchen' class theme to produce meal time pictures and recipe cards.

Bright and colourful illustrations of kitchen utensils and delicious food items were assembled to 'cook up' a world of inviting recipe ideas.Here is a selection of what they created.

Mmm, so tasty! If you happen to give any of these a try, be sure to let us know.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wraptious Student Designs now Available to Buy!

Cushions from our talented FolioFocus classmates are now available for purchase on the lush design community website, Wraptious - How exciting!

Abstract Marble Cushion By Elise Chevry

Abstract Marble Cushion By Elise Chevry


About the Art

Following a design brief from FolioFocus, classmates used their own perspective of 'Waves & Washes' to create these works of art.

Abstract, vibrant and playful colour palettes were the focus on week 4 - the classmates captured the surf and swell within their designs and created beautiful soft furnishings with some added charm.

Spruce Up Your Sofa

If you fancy getting hold of one of these gorgeous cushions; you're in luck. They're available for a limited time only, so be quick!

You can find the cushions on sale, exclusively for Wraptious here.

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to see more gorgeous inspiration and classmates' work!

FolioFocus Week 3 Roundup: Mum’s the word!

Last week our Spring 2018 FolioFocus classmates created amazing and adorable cards and gifting designs for Mother’s Day.

Soft & pretty Mother's Day Card Presentation By  Bénédicte B Barrett

Soft & pretty Mother's Day Card Presentation By Bénédicte B Barrett

FolioFocus: Student Gallery

Check out a preview of Week 3’s submissions below; visit the gallery to see more of the fantastic work they created:

Cute 'Llama Mama' Design By Lisa Norris

Each designer’s own perspective of Mother’s Day is diverse and distinct. Whether it's pretty florals or the cutest animals, these designs are just adorable!

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Wraptious x FolioFocus

During our September FolioFocus workshop, one of the live briefs was to create cushion designs for Wraptious with the theme of Natural World.

These simply gorgeous designs are now available to buy online (with free UK Delivery and Subsidised International Delivery) and boy do they look stunning! Check out the preview below.

You can support our designers and artists by snapping up one of these stylish cushions directly from Wraptious up until after Christmas. 

Merry Christmas everyone! 


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Good morning all. I have the pleasure of announcing the winner of a one-year subscription to the fantastically inspiring UPPERCASE magazine. UPPERCASE is a quarterly print magazine inspired by craft, design and illustration. A playful exploration of creativity, an affinity for vintage ephemera, and a love of handmade are some elements common in each issue. 


We love to see your progress and experiments along the way, so the winner for the Uppercase one-year free subscription was selected from those who engaged with the last FolioFocus workshop and shared their journey and fabulous designs.

Selected at random, the winner is.....

Susse Linton

Congratulations, I adore your playful yet sophisticated designs. Thank you for taking part and sharing your work with us all. We will be in touch via email with further details asap.

Thank you also to Janine Vangool, the Uppercase magazine's publisher, editor and designer for this wonderful prize. 

BLUEPRINT Preview Part 2: Surface Design and Print Trade Show May 2017

It's May and the print and surface pattern trade shows are coming up fast! Here we have some more luscious art in the second part of our Blueprint show preview. Enjoy! And best of luck to to everyone showing, we can't wait to meet you :) 

Emma Jayne Designs

Agency: Brenda Manley Designs


Kaz Lammie

Exhibiting at Blueprint Show 1 & 2  with Cinnamon Joe Studio 

Natalie Williamson Design

Blueprint Show2: 21st-23rd May, represented by Dot and Flow Design

Lucinda Kidney

Blueprint 18 - 20 May 2017

Exhibiting at Blueprint Show 1  with A Fresh Bunch

Olivia Gibbs

Exhibiting at Blueprint Show 1 & Show 2 with Cinnamon Joe Studio

Pencil Parade Art Collective

Blue Print Show #2, May 21-23

Betsy Siber, Brooke Glaser, Katherine Lenius, and Megan Dunagan

Rachel Schafer

Exhibiting at BluePrint May 21-23

Sareka Unique

Blueprint 21-23rd May

Kimberly K Carter

Blueprint Show 2: 21-23rd May

Cindy Willingham

Blueprint Show #2

Revel Designs

BLUEPRINT Preview Part 1: Surface Design & Print Trade Show, New York

Angel Gerardo

Blueprint May 18-20

with Brenda Manley Designs

Exhibiting at Blueprint 2
Zesti - Ine Beerten

Metka Hiti - Hiti Design represented by Dot&Flow

Exhebiting at Blueprint May 21-23

Nastja Holtfreter

Exhibiting at Blueprint Show 2: May 21-23

Dot and Flow Design

Exhibiting at Surtex, 21-23rd May

Designs from:

Natalie Williamson

Metka Hiti

Sareka Unique

Gabriella Buckingham

Hollie McManus


SURTEX Preview Part 2: Art Licensing Trade Show May 21-23

Shannon Hays Design & Illustration

Showing at Surtex

Show exhibiting at: Surtex Booth #2723

Emma McGowan

Surtex Booth #2723

Exhibiting with Four Corners Art Collective


Surtex Booth 2723


Kimberly Shrack: Manayunk Calligraphy

Exhibiting at Surte

Lisa Kirkbride
Showing with Finch & Foxglove Art Collective at Surtex

Leticia Plate

Surtex, NYC 2017 Booth 3235

Shannon McNab

Surtex Booth 3037

SURTEX Preview Part 1: Art Licensing Trade Show May 2017

Good Morning, as the countdown to Trade Show season continues, it's our pleasure to give you a taste of the eye candy that will be on display (and available for licensing and purchase) this May from our insanely talented design community! Two key shows: Blueprint and Surtex, will be running next month in New York City.

We're kicking off today with some designers showing at Surtex - enjoy! 


Agency: Brenda Manley Designs


Courtney Beth Keller

Surtex: booth 3026

Member of the Finch & Foxglove

Elizabeth Silver

Exhibiting at: Surtex (#2917) and Licensing Expo (#H94)
Represented by Jewel Branding

Finch & Foxglove members showing at Surtex booth 3026: 

  • Adriana Bergstrom
  • Bryony Clarkson
  • Courtney Beth Keller
  • Laurence Lavallée
  • Lisa Kirkbride
  • Natasa Kaiser
  • Sharon Montgomery

Angel Gerardo

Surtex May 21-23 with Brenda Manley Designs

Lizzie Clark Designs

Exhibiting at SURTEX

The Pattern Social: Jessica Hogarth and Jules McKeown

Exhibiting at Surtex

The Patterned Peacock

Exhibiting at Surtex