This glorious book arrived in my postbox this week! Written by Laurie Wisbrun, it has interviews with designers (like Ink&Spindle and Skinny LaMinx), tutorials, loads of inspiring photos, and sane and sensible advice on everything you ever wanted to know about fabric. (The tutorials on digital design have screenshots - genius!) It's available from Amazon UK and also from Kalahari. It'll be out in the US next year.
Of course I'm over the moon to see my fabric in it!
I wrote a few tutorials on block printing for the book, too:
And the next day the Winter issue of Stitch magazine arrived, with some of my ribbon in it:
I've also managed to come up with an easy set-up for photographing cushions, so I can finally put them in my shop. I tried loads of shots with chairs and flowers and all kinds of props, until at last I remembered that most basic rule of editing, designing, and everything else, really: if it's complicated, leave it out.
A big piece of white foam-core so we can pretend I don't have orange floors, a piece of white card to reflect light, augmented by card covered in tinfoil, a washing rack to hold it all up, and of course a tripod. (The Schnauzer and the guitar pedals are completely optional.)