Repeat Downbeat: Pinks and Blacks

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

This week’s Repeat Downbeat features some of my favorite inspirational finds from our #patternobserver Instagram feed. I was really drawn to the color contrast between the tranquil, sensitive…

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Repeat Downbeat: Winter Warmth

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happy New Year! I am so excited to kick off our first Repeat Downbeat of the New Year and share some of the most inspiring finds in our…

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Repeat Downbeat: Holiday Guide Part Two

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

For this week’s Repeat Downbeat we’re excited to present the second part of our holiday gift guide. Kels O’Sullivan is an artist living in Encounter Bay, South Australia…

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Repeat Downbeat: Holiday Gifts Part One

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Over the new two weeks we are excited to feature some of the beautiful printed products that are posted in our #patternobserver Instagram feed. We hope that you…

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Repeat Downbeat: 2018 Calendars

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

I love this time of year. Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas season is in full swing, and the new year is quickly approaching. So much is happening, including…

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Repeat Downbeat: Circle Patterns

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

This week’s Repeat Downbeat post is all about unique interpretations of one of the most popular motifs…the circle. The circle patterns we are featuring today are not your…

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Repeat Downbeat: Celebrating Fall

Thursday, November 16, 2017

I confess, I am sooo excited to dive into the holiday season, but I am trying my best to live in the moment and enjoy this downtime before…

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The Repeat Downbeat: Fabric Yardage

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

This week’s Repeat Downbeat is inspired by the final product that so many of us textile and surface pattern designer’s spend hours envisioning—fabric yardage. As we design our…

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The Repeat Downbeat: Creative Process

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

One of the best ways to grow as a designer is to continually sketch, experiment with new design processes, and have fun with your work. Finalized patterns are…

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The Repeat Downbeat

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

For this week’s Repeat Downbeat I have collected a group of patterns, paintings, prints, and fabrics that I found to be especially inspiring. I did try to discover…

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