Fabulous Fabrics

If you’re looking for unique fabrics, check out the Paisley Power collection. In this blog post, 4 designs by Patrick Moriarty are featured. Here is the Paisley Africa design (greys and mustard version). You can order it as printed fabric or wallpaper.

the Paisley Africa design (greys and mustard version)

A metre of the Paisley Positivity fabric has been bought by a customer. They chose the small light-grey version printed on cotton. This version is subtle with a delicate paisley pattern that isn’t overpowering. There are many other trendy color combinations available for this design, that can be bought as printed fabrics, wallpapers, and made-to-order home decor items for your house or apartment.

the Paisley Positivity design (small light-grey version)

On 23rd September, a yard of Paisley Prince Songbook fabric was bought by Claudia Watsonville in California. She chose the very small-scale version of the design printed on cotton. The design has lots of graphic references to the songs of Prince; including Paisley Park, Kiss, When Doves Cry, and Purple Rain. Here is a photo of the Prince-themed fabric.

Paisley Prince Songbook fabric

The Paisley Rats design looks great printed on many different fabric types including cotton, chiffon, and velvet. Today a customer bought 3 metres of the red and black version printed on satin. Here is a photo of the design printed on cotton. The print quality is excellent because the image is very sharp.

Paisley Rats design (red and black version)

Today, a yard of Paisley Prince Songbook fabric was bought by Denise Johns in Maryland US. She chose the medium-scale version which is suitable for making funky fashion & eye-catching home decor items. Customers who buy the fabric also make fashion accessories including scarves, bags, and headbands. This fabric is printed with the popular Prince-themed textile design. The design has lots of illustrations of doves, lips, guitars, tambourines, sunglasses, eyes, peace signs, paisley symbols, and purple raindrops. All of these illustrations represent different songs, originally written and performed by the Minneapolis music legend Prince.

Medium-scale version of Prince-themed fabric design

Prince-themed scarves and snoods are popular

2 silk scarves printed with the Paisley Prince Songbook design have been bought by customers recently. Dean Taylor in Newcastle UK bought one and Valerie Perry in Surrey UK bought one. Keira Cryans previously bought one and reviewed it on Amazon “Absolutely amazing! Well designed & styled, shipping was quick”. Deborah in the UK also had  bought one and posted a review on the Amazon shopping website. She wrote, “Absolutely stunning scarf, beautiful colours and of course the Prince theme”.

Paisley Prince Songbook silk scarf

The silk scarves have a unique paisley design representing songs written by Prince. Here is a photo of Tasha Gilbey, who lives in Southend-on-Sea UK, wearing one of the silk scarves.

The Prince-themed silk scarves are designed, printed, and sewn in the UK. They are excellent gifts for Prince fans. They can be purchased from Amazon or from the Paisley Power Shop.

Hazel Roberts in Southend UK wears a Prince-themed silk scarf.

The Prince-themed snoods have received lots of complimentary reviews. They are made of stretchy fabric that allows the snood to be pulled over the mouth and nose so that it acts as a face-covering.

Paisley Prince Songbook snood worn by Tasha in Southend UK

Raymond in Hertfordshire bought one September 18th and reviewed it on eBay “Excellent item and very quick delivery, thank you”. He was obviously very happy with his purchase. Lots of other customers who have bought the Paisley Prince Songbook snoods have posted very positive reviews online.

Paisley Prince Songbook snood

The silkd scarves and the snoods have a purple paisley design that was created by designer Patrick Moriarty in 2018. Patrick drew lots of unique characters to represent songs by Prince. He drew crying doves to represent the song “When Doves Cry”. He drew a pair of lips to represent the Prince song “Kiss”. There are lots of purple raindrops in the design that Patrick drew. The purple raindrops represent the Prince song “Purple Rain”.

Selling Designs at Premier Vision textile fair in Paris

Textile fairs provide a great opportunity for designers to sell their designs to buyers from the fashion industry. There are alos buyers in attendance from home decor companies, who buy designs for printing on fabric for items for the home. I was excited to have my unique new designs at the largest textile fair in Europe, Premier Vision, in Paris. The show ran from September 21st to 23rd 2021. My agent was selling my exclusive new designs to fashion buyers from all over the world for their forthcoming fashion collections.

Here is another photo of one of the exhibition halls at Premier Vision. The textile fair is very large. Hundreds of designers are represented by agents and designs studios that empply designers on permanent contracts or on a freelance basis.

premiere vision textile fair paris

Success! my agent at Premier Vision textile fair sold 2 of my new designs to one of the biggest fashion retailers in the world. The retailer has stores in nearly 100 countries. I’ll be looking forward to finding out in the future the type of clothing that the fashion retialer will create with the textile designs that I created!

premier vision paris

Another opportunity for a designer to sell their designs is by selling them at craft fairs. Paisley Power‘s unique fashion accessories, fabrics and cushions will be available at several craft fairs in the UK this year. Details will be posted online. It’s a great opportunity for customers to see the quality of the products and the intricacy of the patterned fabrics.

Paisley Power’s unique fashion accessories and cushions

Paisley Power products can also be bought from the Paisley Power Shop (online). Designer Patrick Moriarty owns the Paisley Power brand and makes all the decisions relating to the shop inventory and types of products available. He designs all the popular eye-catching fabrics of which the products are made.

Recent Fabric Sales

4 different Paisley Power fabrics were bought by customers in the last 2 days. Claudia Watsonville in California bought a yard of the Paisley Prince Songbook fabric.

Lisa Park bought the Paisley Positivity fabric (indigo blue tones version).

Other customers bought the Paisley Rats fabric (small black and white version)

Another customer bought the Paisley Positivity fabric (light grey version).

All the fabrics listed above are available from PaisleyPower at Spoonflower printers, except the Paisley Prince Songbook fabric, which can be ordered from my the Paisley Power Shop. https://paisleypower.squarespace.com/shop/p/paisley-prince-songbook-cotton

All the fabrics were designed by Patrick Moriarty. He originally drew the designs by hand in his design studio in Southend UK.

Paisley Textiles

Paisley fabrics are as popular as ever. Customers worldwide enjoy the intricate exicting patterns that are printed on fabric and used to make fashion clothing, accessories and homeware. Paisley Garden Grows is a design created in March 2021 by Patrick Moriarty. Here is a photo of the medium blue tones version printed on cotton.

Paisley Garden Grows (blue tones version) – a textile design created by Patrick Moriarty

A metre of Paisley Rats fabric has been bought by a customer. They chose the small black and silver-grey version. When this version is printed on synthetic fabrics the silver-grey rats look like silver, which makes them look very luxurious.

Paisley Rats design printed on cotton (small black and silver-grey version)

If you like white rats and pink paisley, this could be the fabric for you! Available to order online as printed textiles and wallpaper. Lots of other colours available. Black and white is the most popular colour combination (see pic above). Here is a photo of the Paisley Rats printed cotton (pink and white version).

Paisley Rats printed cotton (pink and white version).

Today, Lisa Park bought a sample of the Paisley Positivity design (the indigo blue tones version). She chose to have the design, which has created by Patrick Moriarty, printed on cotton. Many other colour versions available.

the Paisley Positivity design (the indigo blue tones version)

Here is another photo of the Paisley Positivity design printed on cotton. Customers can choose to have the design printed on a variety of fabrics, including satin, crepe de chine, velvet, linen, sport lycra, and denim.

the Paisley Positivity design printed on cotton

Prince-themed snood and fabric by the yard

On September 18th, a Paisley Prince Songbook snood was bought by Raymond in Hertfordshire. The snoods are designed specially to pull over your mouth and nose to act as a face-covering when required.

Prince-themed face-covering

The face-covering snoods are made with stretchy fabric that is printed with the popular Paisley Prince Songbook design. The purple paisley design is a graphic tribute to the songs of Prince.

Paisley Prince Songbook snood

On September 16th, Amy in Long Beach, California, bought a yard of Paisley Prince Songbook fabric. She chose the tiny-scale version of the design. It’s the smallest version of the design. The other sizes are large scale, medium scale, small scale, and very small scale.

tiny-scale version of the Prince-themed design printed on satin

Here is another photo of the tiny version of the “Paisley Prince Songbook” design printed on cotton. The design is a celebration of the songs of Prince.

tiny version of the “Paisley Prince Songbook” fabric

The Prince-themed fabric is ideal for making all kinds of eye-catching clothing. Customers in lots of countries buy the fabric to make home decor items. They also buy it to make fashion accessories.

Paisley Rats Fabrics

On September 12th, 2 yards of the “Paisley Rats” fabric was purchased by a customer online. They chose the medium-scale black and white version, which has black rat shapes and a black paisley pattern on a white background.

“Paisley Rats” fabric

Other colours are available including purple, red, green, and turquoise. Here is a video of the red and black version of the Paisley Rats design printed on chiffon. Designer Patrick Moriarty made scarves with the printed chiffon. They were displayed at the Beecroft Art Gallery in Southend UK and were also available to buy online. The chiffon is semi-translucent, which make the rat-patterned scarves light and luxurious.

the red and black version of the Paisley Rats design printed on chiffon

On September 13th, Ke Bernhard, a customer in Germany, bought a yard of the turquoise version of the Paisley Rats fabric. The rat shapes and the paisley pattern are black. The background of the design is vivid turquoise. Here is a photo of the turquoise and black version.

the turquoise version of the Paisley Rats fabric

On September 14th, a customer bought a quarter of a yard of the black and white version of the Paisley Rats fabric. The customer chose to have the design printed on cotton.

white rats on a black background with paisley patterns, printed on cotton

The Paisley Rats design was created by Patrick Moriarty in his design studio in Southend UK in 2014. Patrick chose Spoonflower printers to print the majority of his fabrics, including the Paisley Rats fabric collection.

Passionate about Paisleys

The Hibiscus Paisley design is soon to be published in an academic book for designers and design students. The version that the author of the book chose to be included in the book is the indigo version.

I’m very excited to have 3 of my designs in the 2nd edition of The Fundamentals of Printed Textile Design, written by Alex Russell and published by Bloomsbury. Alex Russell wrote online in 2021, “It’s a pleasure to be able to feature your amazing Paisley Power designs in the book”. You can pre-order the book now from a variety of booksellers.

Here is another bestselling version of the “Hibiscus Paisley” design. This is the pink, coral and lime-colored version. It looks very pretty, printed on fabric. I have sold lots of handmade throw pillows, made with this version of the Hibiscus Paisley design.

A customer bought a quarter yard of the Paisley Positivity fabric (the large blue-grey on white version). They chose to have the design printed on cotton. It’s a popular design for fashion, accessories, and home decor.

Paisley Positivity fabric (the large blue-grey on white version) designed by Patrick Moriarty

The fabric is printed by Spoonflower. Designer Patrick Moriarty chooses Spoonflower to print most of his fabrics. The print quality is always superb, as you can see from the following photo of the printed fabric. You cna clearly see the accuracy of the printing because there is no blurring of the sharp details of the design. The blue-grey colour of the paisley pattern is printed exactly as Patrick intended.

Paisley Positivity fabric (the large blue-grey on white version)

Diary of a Designer – Part 197 – by Patrick Moriarty

It’s always great for an independent designer when a customer buys several yards of a particular fabric from your own designer fabric collection. On September 7th 2021, 8 yards of the Paisley Positivity fabric were bought by a customer. They chose the small blue-grey on white version printed on linen-cotton canvas (There is also a large version). I imagine they will be making lots of home decor items: table linen for the dining room or soft furnishings for the lounge or bedroom.

the Paisley Positivity fabric (blue grey on white version).

Here is a video of the Paisley Positivity fabric (blue grey on white version).

video of the Paisley Positivity fabric (blue grey on white version).

Paisley-patterned fabrics are in big demand in 2021. The paisley pattern never seems to go out of fashion. I am glad that there are so many unique paisley designs in the Paisley Power collection. They can be ordered online as printed fabrics, wallpaper, and made-to-order home decor items. Here is a video to a throw pillow made with the Paisley Elephants fabric, which I designed.

a throw pillow made with the Paisley Elephants fabric

I’m ordering samples of lightweight cotton twill and organic cotton sateen for Eric in West Hollywood US. Eric will be making a stylish suit with the “Neon Rings” fabric to attend Prince events. Spoonflower, the digital fabric printing company, recommended the two fabrics as the most suitable fabrics for making a men’s suit. Eric requested that the suit be quite lightweight as he will be dancing in it in nightclubs and at parties.

“Neon Rings” fabric designed by textile designer Patrick Moriarty

It was satisfying to finish designing a brochure for Southend University Hospital and receive the message “Thank you so much” from one of the chief organisers. I provided graphic design services to update a 12-page brochure. I was asked to add new information to the brochure because the event was rescheduled from 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. Also I had to add portrait photos of the organisers and delegates and also add their biographies.

Diary of a Designer – Part 195 – by Patrick Moriarty

I’ve been busy recently working for 3 of my talented clients: the illustrator/designer Jennifer Orkin Lewis, the artist/designer Este MacLeod, and the artist/designer Deborah Velasquez. The Photoshop services that I provide for them, enable their art to be licensed to companies for a wide range of commercial uses including homeware, fashion, fashion accessories, quilting fabrics, stationery, wallpaper, puzzles & games.

the illustrator/designer Jennifer Orkin Lewis, the artist/designer Este MacLeod, and the artist/designer Deborah Velasquez

When I am adapting their artwork, I use Adobe Photoshop software on my MacBook Pro. I use the clone tool so that I can make the finished design look as similar as possible to the original paintings. I also use the brush tool, selection tools, warp tool, and eraser. On September 13th, I finished a series of designs for Jennifer. She wrote “Thank you so much Pat! They look really amazing”.

Thank you to designer Holly Zeleny in Lakewood Colorado USA. Today, she reviewed my Psychedelic Lava Lamp textile design. She wrote, “Lovely! Funky and Fun!”The design was created using a paper cut-out technique.It’s available in 3 different scales/sizes as fabric and wallpaper.

psychedelic artwork and paper collage, both designed by Patrick Moriarty

here’s a photo of the design printed on cotton.

Psychedelic Lava Lamp design printed on cotton

Here is an image of the design on its own.

Psychedelic Lava Lamp textile design
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