Spring Showers bring New Scarves & Fabric!

Happy Spring!  Who doesn’t love Spring and flowers and birds?!  I’m very excited to share these new scarves and fabrics that are finally available for you to enjoy! I had so much fun making them over the past year and look forward to sharing a more cohesive collection next year! Follow me on Instagram and please SUBSCRIBE to my newsletter […]

New Work: Early Bird Home Collection

Posted on Sep 13, 2017 in birds, flowers, home decor, products, textile | No Comments
New Work: Early Bird Home Collection

Here is my most recent collection that is now available for licensing on home décor products. Contact info@femiford.com if you are interested! All work is copyright Femi Ford Art & Design 2017. All images copyrighted and may not be used without permission. Do not copy. MIXED SUBSTRATES: METAL: FABRIC: GLASS: CERAMIC: WOOD:

Before & After: Chair Re-upholstered in Ikat Taupe Pattern

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in fabric, pattern, textile | No Comments
Before & After:  Chair Re-upholstered in Ikat Taupe Pattern

I’m so excited to share this project with you!  Back in December, a lovely woman contacted me  to ask whether I would re-color one of my existing patterns she found on Spoonflower.  She wanted to re-upholster a beautiful chair to co-ordinate with her new sofa and rug.  We worked together over email to iron out […]

Jasmine’s new hand-made dress

Posted on May 4, 2014 in craft, fabric, family, fashion, sewing, textile | 2 Comments
Jasmine’s new hand-made dress

I spent a good part of the afternoon attempting to create new clothes for my daughter’s Barbie and Princess dolls.  I finally came upon this great doll clothing tutorial site (scroll down for Barbie dresses).  I decided to use one of the fabrics I designed for Spoonflower.   The pattern was super easy to follow […]

Welcome to the Tropical Fusion Bloghop!

Posted on Jan 18, 2014 in art, fashion, pattern, textile | 30 Comments
Welcome to the Tropical Fusion Bloghop!

Hello! I’m Femi Ford, an artist in NY, USA. I love painting, printmaking, and creating patterns for textiles! PREVIOUS ARTIST:  Jennifer Rogers               NEXT ARTIST:  Tina Olssen of FYLLAYTA. BLOGHOP START:  Groovity Surface Design RADIANT RIO is the title I’ve given to my prints inspired by the Tropical Fusion theme and Pantone Color of the year, […]

Tropical Fusion Bloghop: Jan 18-21!

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in inspiration, nature, pattern, textile, trends | No Comments
Tropical Fusion Bloghop:  Jan 18-21!

On Jan 18-21, you are invited to a pattern bloghop featuring close to 50 designers inspired by the theme, “Tropical Fusion” AND the Pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid! Mary Tanana of Groovity Surface Design has graciously organized the bloghop and Lisa Rivas designed the fabulous logo.   So please, either come back here on […]

FIND NEW DESIGNERS: An online, global resource of 150+ surface pattern designers

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 in friends, inspiration, pattern, textile | One Comment
FIND NEW DESIGNERS: An online, global resource of 150+ surface pattern designers

Huge thanks must go out to founder, Gill Eggleston, for creating the FIND NEW DESIGNERS online surface pattern designer directory and Little White Book (Second Edition).   It’s an online, global resource of 150+ surface pattern designers.  You can find my work on page 56 of the Little White Book.   Grab a cup of coffee […]

September: School, Skillshare, Shows!

September:  School, Skillshare, Shows!

We are celebrating September with the three S’s here!  School, Skillshare, & Shows!   what?! 1. SCHOOL!  My kids are in pre-school at the SAME TIME which means I get a few precious hours per week of productivity to focus on my art & patterns!  hooray! 2. SKILLSHARE!  I signed up for a really great Skillshare […]

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

Posted on Jun 13, 2013 in art, fabric, flowers, nature, pattern, textile, trends | 10 Comments
Find New Designers:  Pin-hop on Saturday June 15!

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 […]

Sellable Sketch Collection featured on Pattern Observer

Posted on May 26, 2013 in art, ink, pattern, textile | No Comments
Sellable Sketch Collection featured on Pattern Observer

I recently took the Sellable Sketch workshop with Michelle Fifis of Pattern Observer.  She was kind enough to feature a few of my patterns from my ‘Stripes, Scales, Scallops, and Spots’ collection I developed during the course.   My collection benefited from Michelle’s technique of looking at past & present trends to determine what I wanted […]