Virginia Johnson Textiles


I recently discovered the effortlessly charming work of Canadian textile designer emulate.



I love her  take on ‘market bags’ adorned with big yellow bananas and sophisticated merino wool scarves etched with a pattern of restless green frogs – and simple shift dresses featuring oversized portraits of women wearing frogs… She also produces illustrative prints and iPhone covers in all her designs. You can buy them all here.




Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

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