"The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs" Now Available for Pre-Order!

Chicago, October 28, 2014

We are excited to announce that after three years of hard work and anticipation, our book, The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs, is complete and is scheduled to be released by Thames & Hudson Publishing in June 2015, and is now available for pre-order HERE! Thank you all so much for your donations and patience throughout the entirety of this process. Once the books have been released, I will be contacting everyone who's pre-ordered a book to obtain your current addresses.

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A strikingly beautiful sourcebook of inspiration from the founder of one of the most influential textile and fabric design websites

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, designer and creative director of the Chicago-based design studioThe Patternbase, showcases 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 fifteen 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. 697 illustrations”

Below, please enjoy looking over a preview of the book's contents:

"The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs" by Kristi O'Meara

"The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs" by Kristi O'Meara - Title Page

"The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs" by Kristi O'Meara - Chapter on Geometric Designs

"The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs" by Kristi O'Meara - Chapter on Floral Designs

"The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs" by Kristi O'Meara - Chapter on Illustrative Designs

"The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs" by Kristi O'Meara - Chapter on Representational Designs

"The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs" by Kristi O'Meara - Chapter on Digital Designs

"The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs" by Kristi O'Meara - Chapter on Abstract Designs

"The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs" by Kristi O'Meara - Chapter on Fabric Swatches and Woven Designs

"The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs" by Kristi O'Meara - From Anita Hirlekar's Featured Artist Spread

"The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs" by Kristi O'Meara - Kick Starter Donors List

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Founders Kristi O’Meara and Audrey Victoria Keiffer, are available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings, please send all inquiries tothepatternbase@gmail.com.