Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Surtex & Licensing Expo 2018

I've been extremely busy over the last few months creating brand new designs for my portfolio. My agents Jewel Branding & Licensing will once again be at Surtex (NYC) Booth 2627 from May 20 - 22 to show you all of my latest creations. 

You can also catch them at Licensing Expo (Las Vegas) Booth H94 from May 22 -24. 

My portfolio is full of warm and appealing patterns, illustrations and typography, with many on trend motifs of the moment interpreted in my ‘grown-up whimsical’ style. Designs are suitable across a broad range of product categories, so if you are visiting either of the shows please stop by and take a look.

Themes include Holidays (Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s, Mother’s Day); florals; coastal; farmhouse; animals; global prints; inspirational art; travel prints and much more! 

I am looking for licensing partners across many different categories including, but not limited to, stationery, home textiles, homeware, gift, bedding, bathroom, wall art, craft products, home decor, wallpaper and table top.  

Perfect for creating a warm and happy home, the Vicky Yorke Designs brand is already available across a large selection of products including stationery, homeware, fabric, gift, kitchenware, technology cases and personalised product, with more collections due to launch later in the year. 

You can view my brand book here for more information.

Contact beth@jewelbranding.com to arrange appointments for the shows or to view my portfolio via the Jewel Branding secure website. Alternatively, you can email me at vickyyorkedesigns@yahoo.co.uk to request a PDF of my portfolio via WeTransfer. 

Thursday, 26 April 2018

New Collection - Camelot Fabrics!

I’m so excited to share with you that my second fabric collection for Camelot Fabrics has launched on their website. ‘Village Life’ is a particularly special collection for me because it’s inspired by my home in semi-rural Worcestershire, UK. 

Prints include bold floral blooms from the village allotment...

... while patterns featuring hens, cockerels, pigs and runner ducks are all inspired by the farm that is a five minute walk from my home ( - I love those runner ducks so much!) 

Typography patterns aim to reflect the community spirit of the village and even feature the clock at the village centre. 

Camelot Fabrics say: 
"Let the sun shine in! Vicky Yorke’s sophomore collection is about as charming as it gets with sunny yellow flowers, roosters, geese and pigs. The show-stopper: an edge-to-edge “I love my garden” border print."

The designs are all in a super-pretty (and very on trend!) grey and yellow colourway making this perfect fabric for all your farmhouse projects. 'Village Life'  will be in stores October 2018. (Ask your local fabric store to pre-order it now!) 

I’m also delighted to announce that Camelot will be taking 'Village Life' and my first collection, 'From London With Love' to Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon from May 18-20, so if you are heading to the show please stop by and take a look! 

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Spring Fair 2018 - Part 2

I had such an exciting time at Spring Fair! In addition to all the lovely products on display over on the Vicky Yorke Designs for Melamaster stand, it was also great to see my existing 'Sand Dunes' home, gift and stationery collection for Widdop & Co displayed beautifully over in hall 4.

The Widdop stand is always one of the most extravagant at Spring Fair, with my collection on display within a little house ( - complete with smoking Chimney!) that they had built within the overall stand design! It was in a great location and it was really gratifying to see so many buyers stopping to admire the display!

The only problem was that with so many buyers milling about and with harsh NEC lighting, it was quite difficult to get good photos... I haven't really done justice to how lovely the products are, but I have posted the best ones for you here. Existing products in the collection include tea light holders; oil burners; a clock; storage boxes; memory boxes; a key box; photo frames; wall plaques and wall art; lanterns; notebooks; a planner; tea pot; mugs and coasters.

There were even some new product additions with beautiful vases in two different sizes and pillar candles with my designs printed onto the wax, all available for the first time. Retailers can place orders for these with Widdop now and these items will be in stores later in the year.

Vicky Yorke Designs for Widdop is available in independent gift shops and homeware stores throughout the UK. If your local store isn't currently stocking the line you can ask them to place an order by contacting Widdop. 

Friday, 9 February 2018

Spring Fair 2018 - Part 1

Following the successful launch of a selection of my products at Autumn Fair, I was delighted to have even more products featured across two stands at Spring Fair this year. Spring Fair is the UK's number one trade fair for home and gift products, showcasing the the best products and product launches from over 2,500 exhibitors. It's basically the place to be and be seen for UK home and gift retail and attracts the most influential UK retail buyers!

I was honoured therefore that my licensing partner Melamaster devoted an ENTIRE STAND to promoting my products! It was absolutely huge and it was such a delight to see the stand area filled with all the bright and vibrant colours of my mix and match collections. With 4 collections on display, the stand was divided into 4 areas and the products were displayed on lovely whitewashed pallets and crates to really help the colours to pop! 

On show were products including trays, pot stands, chop boards, place mats, coasters and tea bag tidies featuring a selection of floral and farm designs from my 'Village Life' collection...

Geometric designs from 'Geometrico'...

... coastal inspired designs from my 'Jewels Of The Sea' collection...

 ... and a small selection of products from my Christmas 'Winter Floral' range (- just about visible on the right of the shot below).

To find out more about all these designs click here, or shop the collection here.