About The Patternbase
Founded in 2011, The Patternbase began as a curated Tumblr digital archive focused on the study of textile and surface design. In 2014, the digital archive grew into a studio where in-house designers Audrey Victoria Keiffer and Kristi O'Meara create hand-painted and sewn homewares and apparel items, design innovative digital patterns, offer services and collect and sell vintage apparel and textiles. The studio also offers a curated selection of exciting artist made apparel, wearable art, prints, homewares and other accessories.
"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)
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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