Featured Designer: Diane Sullivan

Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Diane Sullivan’s path to surface design started with a formal education in clinical social work and a background as a potter for a number of years. Diane grew up in a…

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Featured Designer: Katie Punton

Friday, May 27, 2016
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The amazing work you see here is the creation of Katie Punton, currently in her final year at Leeds College of Art studying Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design. I…

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Featured Designer: Frances Ellen Shaw

Friday, May 20, 2016

Today we are delighted to welcome Frances Ellen Shaw as our featured designer of the week! Frances is a surface pattern designer who is soon to be graduating…

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Vivien Haley’s Elementa Collection

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Vivien Haley Hibiscus square and rectangle silk scarves

It is always such a joy to hear from designers we’ve featured in the past and see what new and wonderful things they are up to. Vivien Haley…

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Dari Design Studio

Friday, December 4, 2015
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What better way to wrap up the week than with these vibrant patterns by Dari Design Studio?! We are thrilled to welcome them to the blog and are…

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Jamie Kalvestran’s Native Pine Collection

Friday, July 17, 2015
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You may know Jamie Kalvestran as the ever-friendly voice of the Pattern Observer inbox and helpdesk, but she is also an accomplished product designer, published illustrator and even…

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Textile Printmaker and Artist Vivien Haley

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Today we are thrilled to share the work of Vivien Haley, an Australian Textile Printmaker and Artist who designed these wonderful nature-inspired motifs and subtle organic textures for…

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Featured Designer: Nathalia Machado

Friday, July 11, 2014
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Nathalia Machado is a Brazilian textile designer based in São Paulo and the creator of these vividly colorful, dreamlike patterns. I love Nathalia’s use of layering and mixed materials,…

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Interview: Cerebella Design

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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Cerebella Design is a new Vermont-based company that promotes science education through art in an approachable, stylish, and sustainable way. The company was founded by Ariele Faber and has just launched a…

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Found Pattern: Water over Rocks

Monday, July 18, 2011
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*images via: “Water Over Rock” by Gohomekiki, “Life Approximates Art” by Tom Benedict, “Water Bubbles Over Rocks” by Lars Christopher, “Water” by Simon Carrasco, “Water” by Jay Dodge,…

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