Featured Designer: Anne Marie Jackson

Friday, January 12, 2018

This week’s featured designer is Anne Marie Jackson, a British textile designer and trend forecaster working in Seattle. With 15 years of experience under her belt, Anne Marie has developed…

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Featured Designer: Sophia Frances

Friday, December 1, 2017

This week I have the pleasure of featuring the work of Sophia Frances, a London-based surface pattern designer. I love how Sophia pairs simple motifs with sophisticated, yet…

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Featured Designer: Jessica Wilde

Friday, November 24, 2017

This week’s featured designer is the talented Jessica Wilde. Jessica graduated from Birmingham City University in 2008 with a degree in Woven Textile Design and went on to…

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Featured Designer: Molly Fitzpatrick

Friday, November 17, 2017

Today I am proud to feature a Pattern Observer alumnus, Molly Fitzpatrick. I met Molly about five years ago in one of our marketing workshops. Since that time,…

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Featured Designer: Sable&Soul

Friday, November 3, 2017

I discovered Sable&Soul’s work on Instagram a month or so ago and instantly fell in love with the gorgeous textiles and emotive brand that Hayley McCrirrick & Bronagh…

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Featured Designer: Ana Sanfelippo

Friday, September 29, 2017

You’re going to want to grab a seat for this post. The work of Ana Sanfelippo is so swoon worthy that you might stumble a bit. Ana Sanfelippo…

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In Memory of Jane Lewis

Monday, September 18, 2017

On August 24, 2017 we lost Jane Lewis, one of the most talented and knowledgeable textile designers in the quilting industry. Jane had been battling lung cancer since…

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Featured Designer: Grace Noël

Friday, September 8, 2017

Spirit, life, whimsical, endearing. These are all words that came to mind as I reviewed Grace Noël’s work for this post. In 2012 Grace discovered the world of…

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Featured Designer: Laura Varsky

Friday, September 1, 2017

Today I am thrilled to feature the work of Laura Varsky, a pattern designer who lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I was immediately struck by the…

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Featured Designer: Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Friday, August 11, 2017

Since moving to Asheville, NC a few years ago, I have become increasingly interested in the art of woven and hand-dyed textiles. Fiber artists are able to turn…

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