Linea Germania Kinetic Collection

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Linea Germania, design by Mengly Hernandez.

Linea Germania is a signature line of scarves created by Mengly Germania Hernandez. “Mengly is a native New Yorker who brings a unique perspective to her textiles creating prints through…

Read More

Featured Designer: Megan Read

Friday, June 10, 2016
Megan Read, featured designer on Pattern Observer

Talent alert!! Megan Read completely wowed us with her whimsical illustrative patterns, and not just due to the painstaking detail found in her work (which alone is quite something to…

Read More

Featured Designer: Simone Evans

Friday, June 3, 2016

Simone Evans is a passionate artist and textile designer of many talents! As a Shibori-dyer she works with bold and beautiful colors, then constructs garments for women of…

Read More

Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: John Wylie

Friday, March 4, 2016

John Wylie is one of over 400 members who make up our talented Textile Design Lab community, and the quality and breadth of his work continually impresses and…

Read More

Featured Designer: Aïnhoa Landa Imaz

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Today’s featured designer is Textile Design Lab member Aïnhoa Landa Imaz, a surface/graphic and motion graphics designer who hand-paints beautiful silk scarves and kaftans under her brand name Amai. Read…

Read More

Hand-printed Fabrics by Soda + Stitch

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Jemma Bell is the founder of Soda + Stitch, which specializes in selling hand block printed fabrics by the meter and also offers the opportunity for customers to order…

Read More

Featured Designer: Diana Brambila

Friday, May 1, 2015

Today’s featured designer is Diana Brambila, originally from Mexico and now a Vancouver based digital pattern designer. “My degree is Industrial Designer but after 5 years that includes, move…

Read More

History of Surface Design: Katagami & Katazome

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
PO - katagami katazome1

Series on the history of surface design by Julie Gibbons.   Katagami is the traditional Japanese art of paper stencils, and katazome is its complement – the traditional art…

Read More

Featured Textile Designer: Sara Plantefève-Castryck

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Sara Plantefève-Castryck2

I had such a hard time choosing images for this post because Sara Plantefève-Castryck’s work is just so cool…there were too many good ones to pick from!! You…

Read More

P&B Textiles Collections

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

P&B Textiles partners with some amazing guest designers to bring their quilting fabric collections to life, and always puts out an array of beautiful styles ranging from traditional to…

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.