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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Featured Designer: Erica Cizek

Friday, October 20, 2017

We are wrapping up this week’s focus on florals. Today I’d like to feature the work of Erica Cizek, a talented pattern designer and illustrator. Erica has a…

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Pattern Observer Flash Sale!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Okay, I’ll admit that I’m biased about it, but I truly love textile design and helping freelancers succeed. Creating the courses that help aspiring designers has been a…

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Upcoming Event: Home Decor Intensive

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The home decor industry consists of companies that design products for the consumer’s home environment. These companies create products such as bedding, curtains, kitchen towels, shower curtains, rugs,…

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Found Patterns: Glaciers

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Images via: (clockwise from top)  “Mendenhall Glacier – Juneau, Alaska” by Robert Raines (cropped from original),  “Perito Moreno” by Rachel Hobday (cropped from original),  “Portage Glacier” by Antti T. Nissinen,  “Hubbard Glacier Alaska” by Bernard Spragg. NZ (cropped from original),  “Glacier Cave,…

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How to Create Movies and Slideshows to Improve Your Marketing

Thursday, May 14, 2015

One simple and fun way to create more engagement and increase brand awareness for your surface design business is to go beyond the basic static image and bring…

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Enter to win a spot in the next UGTR Workshop! (Submissions closed)

Monday, October 7, 2013

From time to time we hear from students inquiring about Pattern Observer scholarships. Well get excited everyone…because we are thrilled to be offering a FREE spot in the…

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Pattern Observer on Elle Decor

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I was recently asked to participate in Elle Decor’s monthly Trend Alert and it was a blast! Each month they focus on one trend in the home decor…

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A New Addition!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hello there! Some of you may have noticed that I took a rare break from Pattern Observer last week. Well, I am delighted to announce that it was…

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Street Patterns: Retro Garden Party

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Retro garden party street patterns

* post by Victoria Snape, images via: (Top-Right) Little Brooklyn Vintage, (Middle-Right) Vonlenska Vintage, (Bottom-Right) Sally Jane vintage,  (Bottom-Left) Bolted vintage and Court and spark UK

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