The Brise Soleil Collection by Skinny laMinx

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Skinny laMinx Cushions

We’ve been Skinny laMinx fans for quite some time, so it was a real treat to hear from owner and head designer Heather Moore with news of the latest collection, Brise Soleil. Read on…

Read More

Surtex Preview: Kevin Brackley

Friday, April 22, 2016

To kick off this year’s Surtex features we are featuring the work of surface pattern and graphic designer (and Textile Design Lab member!) Kevin Brackley, who will be exhibiting at…

Read More

Found Patterns: Origami

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

As pattern designers we often look to two-dimensional patterns and designs for inspiration, often ignoring the potential inspiration in those three-dimensional works of art around us. In today’s…

Read More

The Savannah Hayes Inaugural Collection

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Savannah Hayes on Pattern Observer

All photos by Janelle Bendycki   Savannah Hayes is a textile designer based in Pittsburgh, PA. She recently launched her first collection of products, which include fabric by the yard,…

Read More

Featured Designer: Amelia Graham

Friday, November 27, 2015

It’s always exciting to see what past featured designers have been up to, and we are delighted to welcome back London-based textile designer Amelia Graham (first featured on Pattern Observer here a…

Read More

History of Surface Design: Athos Bulcão

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
PO - bulcao1

 Series on the history of surface design by Julie Gibbons.    I discovered Athos Bulcão (1918-2008) quite by chance, when I was pinning something of his on Pinterest (I…

Read More

Featured Designer: Jiah Harrison of Elephant & Rose

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Jiah Harrison is a textile artist and the designer/ maker behind Elephant & Rose. She recently launched a new product line focusing on a small range of scarves, cards,…

Read More

From the Textile Design Lab: Complex Geometrics Design Tutorial

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-06-28 at 8.16.20 AM

As part of our online learning community, the Textile Design Lab, we share pattern design tutorials to introduce new techniques and concepts and help give our students an edge…

Read More

Featured Designer: Carolina Abarca

Friday, June 26, 2015
Damask-coral copy

Carolina’s “Ethnic Spring” collection    Carolina Abarca is a former research scientist, originally from Chile and now leaving near Barcelona with her husband and two children. She describes her…

Read More

Featured Designer: Ildikó Valicsek

Friday, November 28, 2014

It is such a treat to share “overlap,” a fascinating project from today’s featured designer, Ildikó Valicsek. “Overlap is a layered pattern system, 5 basic layers which can generate more…

Read More

Follow Us

About Us

At Pattern Observer we strive to help you grow your textile design business through our informative articles, interviews, tutorials, workshops and private design community, The Textile Design Lab.