Find New Designers: Pin-hop on Saturday June 15!

Posted on Jun 13, 2013 in art, fabric, flowers, nature, pattern, textile, trends | 10 Comments


Hello! I would like to invite you to an exciting PIN-HOP! A what? Let me explain it to you!

Recently a group of designers got together and discussed how to keep the idea of a blog hop, but make it easier and quicker to find your favorite designers. The answer was, of course, a pin-hop on Pinterest! A big shout out to Tina Olsson of FYLLAYTA for herding cats organizing the artists!

On Saturday, June 15, close to 50 designers will ‘pin’ their best interpretations of 4 different themes (from an A/W 13-14 brief by to a unique board on Pinterest.
Once on the board, you will see one pattern per designer. If you like a particular pattern and want to see more designs by that artist, just click on their pattern and then link to their website/blog/portfolio. On Pinterest you can also leave comments, share, like, and save to your own favorites. Perfect for all visual artists! One of the many designers participating in this pin-hop is the super talented Sally Garner of Sarah Paris Style! Be sure to find her on the pin-hop.

The link to the Find New Designers Pin-Hop board which goes live on June 15, is (drumroll please):

I hope you can make it! For now, I present the Midnight Garden theme by Patternbank which inspired my collection of five patterns which follows.

midnight garden theme

And here are my designs below and possible uses for them. All patterns are available for sale or license. There are also limited products available in my Society6 shop.

midnightGarden-06-femiFord-hop midnightGarden-02-femiFord-hopmidnightGarden-04-femiFord-hop midnightGarden_apparel-femiFord


The Pin-hop Pinterest board is hosted by Find New Designers, a fast growing directory of independent professional print and pattern designers, found on the website (another great opportunity to find talented pattern designers). This pin hop is organized by Tina Olsson, who sells her designs under the name FYLLAYTA, at



  1. MaJoBV
    June 14, 2013

    Wow! GORGEOUS designs and mockups Femi! 🙂

    • Femi
      June 14, 2013

      Thanks Majo! I learned an important new trick during your ‘Reign Repeats’ Skillshare course! expand appearance!

  2. Miranda
    June 14, 2013

    Amazing, wonderfull designs and mockups and great post Femi!!!

  3. Anchobee
    June 14, 2013

    Wow such a lovely collection! Love it!

  4. Virginia
    June 14, 2013

    WOW WOW WOW!!!!

  5. Bethania Lima
    June 16, 2013

    Femi, I shouln´t be, because I know your work, but I am impressed. Love this collection so much. Love the technique of the first print, the variation of motifs, the great palette. And then each following pattern is such a great addition to the whole. The change of scale and layout also adds interest to the collection. Weren´t it enough, the mock ups are genious. In the end, I said to myself “I would buy it”, as if I were visiting a print show as a buyer, isn´t it funny? Well done, dear.

    • Femi
      June 17, 2013

      Oh, Bethania you have such a kind way with words! Thank you for taking the time to look and comment. The feedback is always helpful! I hope you are feeling better and back to making patterns very soon. XO- Femi

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