Lucky No 8 Winners

We recently informed you that the Rachael Taylor Studio is celebrating 8 successful and happy years! Read Rachael’s amazing journey and message of thanks here.

Inspired by this celebration, we devised a fun competition for all to play along with and we were overwhelmed with all of the amazon entries we received. As we are celebrating 8 AMAZING years we have selected 8 LUCKY WINNERS who each win a FREE place on any track at this year’s Summer School.



  • Make a list of ALL the things you love or are grateful for in your life right now.
  • Select 8 of those things at random and use them to design a gorgeous unique pattern! (e.g. the Make it in Design team chose: sunshine, coffee, friends, travel, music, flowers, dogs and pencils – see the pattern we each created above!)




Anne-Margreet Niemeijer
Studio name: “Blue Dew Design”

The pattern shows what I love:

– old Amsterdam houses (we call them ‘grachtenpanden’)
– begin 20th century cars
– fruit (especially) strawberries and cherries)
– the smell and look of wood
– drawing with a pencil on paper
– drinking thea (a lot :))
– singing birds
– growing plants and flowers




Catherine Worsley


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Dawn Gonzales

These are eight things I am grateful right now:

1. Books, I love to read.
2. Typewriter, I love to write.
3. Twin sister, she’s my best friend
4. All desserts!
5. My 12 year old bulldog, Cookie Blanca.
6. Coffee, duh
7. Music, my dad plays the guitar beautifully
8. The clear skies in my desert home of Tucson, AZ.




Maria Bourdette


Marina Oliveira

For my unique pattern design with 8 things I picked that loved the most: dogs, cats, dragonflies, birds, pears, coffee, lemons, and off course flowers. I had a blast creating this pattern.

Nicola Moore

Nicola Moore | 

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(Cocktails, Family, Sewing, Making, Gardens, Curly Wurly’s, Books, Music)




Patricia Hooning

Instagram | Facebook |  Twitter | LinkedIn

These are the things that make me grateful at this very moment: be free in a blue sky (or water sometimes) on my bike, at my skates, or in my flip flops, enjoying a cocktail surrounded by singing birds and fish (with a little imagination), enjoying the cherry’s (for the moment they are so tasteful), and of course with my beloved ones or just enjoying life by myself… don’t forget to take some pictures now and then!  :-)


Lucky number 8. Veronica Joslyn


Veronica Joslyn | Facebook

Make it in Design Summer School

Fill your summer with inspiration and creativity, by joining the Make it in Design Summer School this August. There are three tracks – BeginnerIntermediate and Advanced. Please feel free to sign up for one or more options, and use this opportunity to stretch yourself, connect with other designers, experience working to a brief, grow your portfolio and even get your work published!

Back by popular demand, Summer School offers exciting creative briefs inspired by 2017 trend reports from the fabulous top trend forecasting websites Patternbank and WGSN, awesome bonus materials, fun tasks, great prizes and lots of surprises!

Check out our top 10 reasons to sign up today!

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