Friday, 22 May 2015

Patterns in print

I have a couple of lovely bits of press to share a little belatedly. Firstly, I recently got a lovely feature and write-up in the gorgeous Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine.

Love Patchwork & Quilting Issue 19
Love Patchwork & Quilting Issue 19
Above is the full page feature and below is a lovely write-up, top left. Thank you Love Patchwork & Quilting!

Love Patchwork & Quilting Issue 19
I'm also really pleased to see 7 of my designs published in The Pattern Base book which came out this Spring published by Thames & Hudson.

The Pattern Base: Over 550 contemporary textile and surface designs

The Pattern Base: Over 550 contemporary textile and surface designs
Above are 4 of my designs on the left hand page, clockwise from top left.

The Pattern Base: Over 550 contemporary textile and surface designs
And 3 of my designs, including 'Stem Blocks,' are on the right hand page above, clockwise from bottom left.

Happy long weekend!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Showtime

I really enjoyed exhibiting at Top Drawer last week. It was tiring (especially with a little one!) but good. I chose to exhibit in the Gift section and it was a good choice for me I think, I got new stockists and a lot of interest which was great. My stand was 2 x 2 metres and it had to be designed around a rather large column in the new Olympia site. Building around it gave my stand a bit more depth and added interest I think, along with a nice cosy feel. You can see a snapshot of my stand below.

My stand at Top Drawer Spring/Summer 2015
After the show last week I was thrilled to be featured on Print & Pattern as part of a round-up of who was showing at Top Drawer and Home. Thanks very much to Marie Perkins for the lovely feature!


Image courtesy of Print & Pattern

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Top Drawer Spring/Summer 2015

Happy New Year! I'm excited to be exhibiting at Top Drawer for the first time on 11th-13th January. I'm busy getting my final preparations done before the show starts on Sunday. I will be showcasing my range of tea towels, cushions, greeting cards, notebooks and prints.


Image courtesy of Clarion Events
Come and see me on Stand P43 in the Gift section.
Hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Shop now open!

I am thrilled to say my products are now available to buy online at notonthehighstreet.com. These include linen cushions, tea towels, notebook sets and greetings cards, see below a selection of the products available.

Tea Towels by Zoe Attwell, photography by Tom Leighton
100% cotton tea towels, with playful, abstract designs and a lovely, fresh colour palette.

Greetings cards by Zoe Attwell, photography by Tom Leighton
Fun and colourful greetings cards in a wide range of designs.

Linen cushions by Zoe Attwell, photography by Tom Leighton
Beautiful 100% linen cushions with strong, graphic prints.

Notebook sets by Zoe Attwell, photography by Tom Leighton
100% recycled notebooks in a range of playful, abstract designs.

Please visit my shop here to view the full range of products for the first time online.
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, 5 September 2014

Country Homes & Interiors

I have another lovely press feature to share. I'm thrilled that some of my products are featured in the October issue of Country Homes & Interiors.

Country Homes & Interiors October 2014
Below is one of the spreads on Autumn trends featuring some of my linen cushion range: Stem blocks, Zig Zag and Bobbles Blue, as well as two tea towels out of my current range: Bowls and Dish Stacks Olive.

Country graphics spread featuring some of my cushions and tea towels on the right
I'm so pleased to have my products featured in this beautiful photo shoot. Thank you Country Homes & Interiors!

Check back soon for details of my new shop, coming soon!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Free download, a lovely interview and a new arrival!

Hello, it's been a while since I last posted, but I have a good excuse. Two days after my last post my beautiful baby boy was born and, needless to say, he has been keeping me pretty busy! We have had a lovely summer, making the most of the sunshine, and getting to know each other :-) 

In the meantime the lovely Homemaker magazine got in touch for an interview for their 'meet the maker' section, and as a result I have a really nice double-page feature in this month's edition. Thank you Homemaker! You can find out more about Homemaker magazine here. It's full of great ideas, inspiration and craft projects for your home, take a look!

My lovely double-page feature in Homemaker issue 22
You can also find my 'bunting' design featured in issue no. 3 of Mollie Makes Home, out now. Thank you Mollie Makes, I'm thrilled to be featured, and can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

As well as appearing in the magazine, my 'bunting' design is also available as a free wallpaper for your desktop, iPad and iPhone! Visit Mollie Makes to download your free wallpaper!

'Bunting' by Zoe Attwell
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, 9 May 2014

UPPERCASE Surface Pattern Design Guide Download

So, UPPERCASE issue 21 is now on sale, I've got my copy and I have to say it's gorgeous! Janine Vangool has made a digital edition of the special Surface Pattern Design Guide available to download for free, which you can get here.

Here's a sneak peek inside...!

The lovely striking cover by Jan Avellana. Image courtesy of UPPERCASE magazine

An insight into Surtex, plus my designs featured centre right! Image courtesy of UPPERCASE magazine

Lovely patterns everywhere. Image courtesy of UPPERCASE magazine

Top tips from Marie Perkins of Print & Pattern. Image courtesy of UPPERCASE magazine

More gorgeous designs. Image courtesy of UPPERCASE magazine

I love these vases by dahlhausart Image courtesy of UPPERCASE magazine 

'An Abecedary of Pattern and Decoration.' Image courtesy of UPPERCASE magazine
These last two spreads aren't in the downloadable Surface Pattern Design Guide but I just had to include them anyway, a little peek into what you'll get if you buy Issue 21.

I'm thrilled to be in this magazine full of such beautiful patterns and inspiration, do try and get your hands on a copy! And be sure to get your free guide! Here are my featured designs as part of my range of tea towels.

'Kitchen Shelves,' 'Dishes Olive' and 'City From Above' Tea Towels by Zoe Attwell. Photos by Tom Leighton
Happy reading!

Monday, 31 March 2014

Picture Perfect

I recently had a photo shoot done of my new product range and am really pleased with the results, so I just wanted to share a few pics here. They were shot by Tom Leighton, it was a real pleasure working with him, and you can see more of his work here.

Linen cushions by Zoe Attwell, photography by Tom Leighton
First up, a selection of my linen cushion range (9 designs available)

Greeting cards by Zoe Attwell, photography by Tom Leighton
Birthday greeting cards (20 designs available)

Notebooks by Zoe Attwell, photography by Tom Leighton
100% recycled notebook sets (10 sets of designs available)

Tea Towels by Zoe Attwell, photography by Tom Leighton
A sample of my tea towel range (9 designs available)

'Kitchen Shelves' Tea Towel by Zoe Attwell, photography by Tom Leighton
And finally, my Kitchen Shelves tea towel design.

You can see more on my newly updated website, and I will very shortly be designing some new catalogues featuring the whole range. If you are interested in stocking any of my products, and would like more information, please email me at zoe@zoeattwell.com

Friday, 14 March 2014

UPPERCASE Magazine Surface Pattern Design Guide

I am a big fan of UPPERCASE, a quarterly Canadian magazine published, edited and designed by Janine Vangool. If you've not heard of it, it's a really beautifully designed publication full of inspiring design content. Each new issue I get is a real treat I read cover to cover, can you tell how much I like it yet? ;-)

So, when I saw that Janine Vangool was doing a callout for submissions for a Surface Pattern Design Guide which will be included in the upcoming Issue 21 of UPPERCASE I had to send some of my designs in. I was thrilled to get an email from Janine last week telling me my work had been selected for inclusion in the guide. I just know it's going to look amazing, here's a peek at the covers...

The UPPERCASE cover, illustrated by Molly Hatch, and the Surface pattern Design Guide cover,
illustrated by Jan Avellana
And here's a little video describing what will be included in the guide, which will also be distributed at Surtex this May, and Janine's top tips on how to stand out in the world of Surface Pattern Design.


Issue 21 will be out in April, you can subscribe here with the discount code 'USPDG2014 for an extra $15 off, and it's also available from these stockists.

I can't wait to get my copy, and to share which of my designs were selected. Thanks Janine!

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Show and Tell

Time seems to have flown since I launched my first range of products at Home in January. I had a great show and really enjoyed exhibiting for the first time. I had a lot of interest and happily my product range was really well received. Along with gaining new stockists I made lots of interesting contacts which I'm hoping could lead to exciting things. All in all I think it was a really successful show and I'm very glad I did it.

I exhibited in the Homegrown section where the stands measure a generous 3 x 3 metres, so there was a lot of room to play with when designing my stand. Below you can see the end result (apologies for the quality of the pic).

My stand at Home London 2014
At the show it was lovely to meet and chat with Katie Treggiden, the founder of the brilliant Confessions of A Design Geek, which was named as one of the best design blogs by The Sunday Times this week. I was very pleased to be interviewed by Katie for a feature, and you can read it and find out a little more about me and my design process by clicking here. Thanks Katie!

Image courtesy of Katie Treggiden/Confessions of a Design Geek