Can I order samples?

Essentially yes, in the poplin only though as it’s the only fabric I actually stock, the rest are ordered as print on demand. However, I’m unsure they will be that informative as the size would not really describe the design and I’m sure you all know the fabrics anyway. If you really feel you need them email me at with the fabrics you would like to see as well as a delivery address. A small charge may apply.

Are the patterns developed on a computer?

No, they are all hand drawn and painted in watercolour although the scale relative to the original artwork may change when printed onto fabric.

What fabrics do you print on?

I use 10 very different fabrics suitable for a range of uses. For further information see our fabric selection.

What is the smallest amount of fabric I can buy?

Only the Poplin cotton is available in fat quarters (50 x 70cm) you can buy just one or mix and match as many as you like across all the designs. The other 9 available fabrics can be bought at a minimum order of 1 meter.

Is delivery free?

All orders in the UK have free delivery. Elsewhere there are flat rates of £5 to the EU and £10 globally for orders under £50. For all orders over £50 delivery is free.

How long will it take for me to receive my order?

For poplin cotton fat quarters or poplin per meter within 7 days for the UK and 14 days globally. For print on demand fabrics within 12 days UK and 21 days globally.

If I don’t like the fabric can I return it?

Essentially yes. However, you will need to pay for the return delivery to receive a refund. See terms and conditions for further information.

Are these the only designs you have?

No there will be further collections released. Subscribe now to the e-newsletter at the bottom of the website for news and special pattern releases or follow me on Instagram, Facebook or both.

Are you interested in collaborations?

Potentially yes, I’m wide open to suggestions, if you have an idea feel free to email me at and I’ll get back as soon as I can.

Do you give talks about your work?

I am available certainly within the UK and where possible I’d be delighted to. I will respond to any enquiries if you email me at

Is it just fabric you work on?

Aside from the original paper artwork it is for now. Although the patterns could be used for wallpaper, tiling, carpets, or transposed to anything that will take a surface print.

Are you attending any trade shows with your fabrics?

Without doubt. Potentially The Festival of Quilts and the Knitting and Stitching show, so perhaps just UK based for now. If you have any further suggestions do let me know.

Patterns have always been a passion for British designer Matthew John, combining the endless possibilities geometry offers with his unique Ombré colour transition


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  1. Choose a pattern

    There are twelve designs in the Spring 2022 Launch Collection, find your favourite

  2. Choose a fabric

    There are ten fabrics available to suit a wide range of applications

  3. Choose a length

    Order any fabric by the meter or as a fat quarter in Poplin 100% Cotton

  4. Delivery

    UK delivery is free, worldwide orders £5-£10 and free for orders over £50

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