About The Patternbase

The Patternbase is Chicago's leading pattern design studio. We specialize in developing unique, trend driven prints and patterns for the fashion, lifestyle, gift, and paper goods industries. Our digital pattern archive, founded in 2011, has developed an audience of of 95,000+ followers, and continues to grow daily.

"Textile design has been liberated and democratized by digital media. With new technology allowing for more precise manipulation and larger variation of materials and patterns, textile designers have found new ways to create ambitiously, experiment, and be inspired. At the same time, the rise of digital processes has led to a renewed appreciation of traditional craftsmanship and the handmade, and of the tactility and construction of textiles and surfaces. 

In The Pattern Base, Kristi O’Meara and Audrey Victoria Keiffer showcase more than 550 textile, surface, fashion, and print designs from over 150 designers working around the world. Part One is a sourcebook of these designs, organized by type of pattern: Geometric, Floral, Representational, Digital Abstract, Illustrative, and Fabric Swatches. Part Two presents profiles of thirteen artists, constituting the hottest up-and-comers in the field, including Lorenzo Nanni, whose delicate beadwork conjures the natural world’s flora and fauna; Anita Hirlekar, whose felt, velvet, and lace work create luscious variations of texture; and Kayla Mattes, mistress of kitsch aesthetics and material experimentations." (Thames & Hudson)

"Equal parts inspirational guide, reference title, and visual feast. . . . The book artfully showcases the creative work produced in textile today and serves as a solid resource for aspiring designers." (Publishers Weekly)

Product Details

Paperback: 368 pages. Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (June 16, 2015). Language: English. ISBN-10: 0500291799. ISBN-13: 978-0500291795. Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.3 x 9.7 inches.

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