Featured Designer: Jocelyn Proust

Monday, May 15, 2017

Surtex kicks off in just under a week, and Jocelyn Proust will be exhibiting there for the second time alongside her Four Corners Art Collective colleagues, Beth Schneider, Pippa Shaw and Emma…

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Featured Designer: April Mawhinney

Friday, November 20, 2015

Aren’t these nature-inspired patterns by April Mawhinney just the prettiest? You can plainly see the care and attention to detail that goes into her design process yet there is also a…

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Bettyjoy Design Studio

Friday, October 23, 2015

Bettyjoy Design Studio founder Lucia Wilkinson has a passion for the outdoors and nature and it sure comes through in her patterns! Her specialty is “designs for children and young at…

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Street Patterns: Oriental Birds

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Oriental birds street patterns

*post by Victoria Snape, images via: (Top row right) Cheeky Leopard, (Bottom row left) Talented apple

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Children’s Trend: Simple Flights

Monday, December 10, 2012

*post by Claire Carey, images via: (Clockwise) Mini & Maximus, Anthropologie, Love Mae, How to Kiss a Frog, Moi, Wassupbrothers, Soft Gallery, No Added Sugar, Dandy Star Running through the grass on a windy day, arms stretched out-wide…

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Featured Designer: Emily Kiddy

Friday, October 26, 2012

It’s Friday and what a week this has been! Chelsea and I have been busy putting the final touches on the new Pattern Observer course Building Your Textile…

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Found Patterns: Tropical Birds

Monday, July 30, 2012
Tropical Birds

* images via: “Macaw Wing Feathers” by PuppiesAreProzac, “lattice-tailed trogon” by Matt MacGillvray, “Jurong Bird Park, Singapore” by Michael Gwyther-Jones, “Flamingo Feathers I” by Holly Kuchera, “Untitled” by…

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Less Is More at Lyn Devon Fall ’12

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

* images via style.com I love the effortless lady-like styling in this collection from Lyn Devon. Simplistic, but beautiful prints and wovens perfectly accent the sleek garments. This…

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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Fall ’12

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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*images via style.com Hello there fellow Pattern Observers! I am diggin’ this Fall collection from Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, which was inspired by the rugged landscape of Iceland. The…

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Street Patterns: Birds of a Feather

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
bird street pattern post

* post by Victoria Snape

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