Steller reviews for new Prince artwork and products

Followers and admirers of the pop legend Prince have been waiting for an artwork that expresses the songs of their idol. In January 2019 the graphic artwork called “Paisley Prince Songbook” was launched. Designer Patrick Moriarty drew the design by hand in 2018. The responses from people who have bought the design have been unanimously positive. To launch the design, a competition was held on numerous social media platforms. People had to guess the names of the songs and albums referenced in the design. The design has at least 20 references to Prince’s songwriting. These include: purple raindrops to symbolize the song “Purple Rain”, lips to symbolize the song “Kiss”, a peace sign to represent the song “Sign O’ The Times”, a number 7 to represent the album title “7”, crying doves to represent the song “When Doves Cry” and paisley symbols to symbolize the song “Paisley Park”. Can you guess the rest?

Paisley Prince Song Book design created by Patrick Moriarty as a tribute to the songs of the pop legend Prince Rogers Nelson. The design has lots of layered motifs to symbolize the music of Prince. The main colours are purple, black and lilac.
Paisley Prince Song Book design created by Patrick Moriarty

Here are some reactions from customers who wrote online reviews of their Paisley Prince Songbook products:

Julia Luckett of Bristol UK who bought a hand-made chiffon scarf and a greeting card wrote this review: Your fabrics are really beautifully done. Received my order yesterday. I’m VERY pleased with it, Thanks Patrick. Hasta la Vista, I’ll be back looking on your website soon!!

Nita of Virginia US wrote: It is so nice to see someone creating affordable work, of the caliber Prince deserves.

Nadine of Georgia US bought a scarf and wrote this review: It’s magnificent! I’ll cherish it always!

Here is a photo of her wearing the Prince scarf.

Nadine of Georgia US wearing Paisley Prince Songbook chiffon scarf. She is also wearing her silver necklace with the Prince Love symbol.
Nadine of Georgia US wearing Paisley Prince Songbook chiffon scarf

Linda Eknoian of Massachusetts US wrote this review: Your designs are gorgeous and what a wonderful tribute to Prince!

Brigitte Dhoe of Belgium wrote: The Prince Paisley is really beautiful and powerful.

Shannon Twomey of California wrote: Beautiful art and designs – as a Prince fam – the art and designs are so inspiring! Spectacular quality and uniqueness. My next purchase will be a purple paisley pillow!! Treat yourself to Paisley power and it’s beautiful creations!! Thanks so much for the beautiful card!! I was so excited to receive it and the beautiful paisley material!

Paisley Prince Songbook cushion designed by Patrick Moriarty. The purple cushion has luxurious black rope piping sewn along the edges of the cushion to separate the fancy Prince artwork on the front and the bright purple cotton on the back.
Paisley Prince Songbook cushion designed by Patrick Moriarty

Gemma McNally of Staffordshire UK wrote: Hey Patrick, I just wanted to say your design is absolutely beautiful. Well done for designing something very unique for all us Prince fans. You will be inundated with requests for your work.

Sandi Vetter of Seattle, US bought 3 gift cards and wrote: Great design and great tribute to Prince!

Renee Nugent-Foster of Southend UK wrote: I have several of Patrick’s beautiful paisley prints. I have a bag, cushion and headscarf all in different designs, so when I received my Paisley Prince card I felt really lucky. The designs are fantastic and are versatile enough to be printed on different fabrics. I would urge you to invest in something a little different.

Designer Patrick Moriarty displaying his new Prince tribute birthday cards. They are so popular that Patrick recently arranged for a local professional printing company to print 500.
Designer Patrick Moriarty displaying his new Prince tribute birthday cards

If you decide you would like to buy a product that reminds you of the creative legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson, you should definitely check out the Paisley Power Shop where you can choose from a selection of expertly hand-made products all printed with the popular Paisley Prince Songbook artwork.

If you would like to make your own fashion garment, accessory or home décor item, you should visit the Paisley Power collection at Spoonflower. There you can order the design printed on a choice of 18 different base fabrics.

Popular Surface Pattern

My latest design, called Paisley Power Songbook, has received an excellent reaction from customers and clients around the world. More than 1600 professionals who work in the creative industries viewed or commented positively on my post about the design on Linkedin. Some new customers are buying every type of product I have made with the printed fabric. Since January I have launched the design as scarves, art posters, greeting cards, fabric samples and fabric by the yard.

Paisley Prince Songbook printed chiffon scarf
Paisley Prince Songbook printed chiffon scarf

I initially made a small batch of scarves and sold them all from my online shop PaisleyPowerShop at Etsy.com within a few days. I had to quickly order more chiffon so that my friend Zoe Marshall-Smith can make more. She is a sewing and dress-making tutor in Southend-on-Sea, my home town.

She has also sewn the new printed cushions (= pillow in US) for me. I decided to add black piping to the edges of the cushion to frame the printed fabric design. The artwork I created for this design especially suits having a black ‘frame’ around it.

This Prince cushion was designed and made in Southend, Essex
This Prince cushion was designed and made in Southend, Essex

I launched the cushions today and the first one sold within a couple of hours. Luckily I had arranged for Zoe to make some more, which she gave me this morning so I have a supply in stock. Here is another photo so you can appreciate the black piping around the edge of the cushion and also the purple cotton back.

Prince-theme cushion with black piping. Part of the Paisley Power collection of home-ware.
Prince-theme cushion with black piping. Part of the Paisley Power collection of home-ware.

One of the most popular products using the Paisley Prince Songbook design are the gift cards. They can also be used as greetings cards or notelets. The are blank inside so you can write any message to any person, whatever the occasion.

gift cards designed and hand-made by Patrick Moriarty
gift cards designed and hand-made by Patrick Moriarty

I enjoy making the gift cards by hand in my studio. Sometimes I don’t always stick the artwork and the credit information on perfectly straight but I hope this slight imperfection adds to the hand-made nature of the product. The customer can hopefully appreciate that the cards are made individually by a human and not mass-produced by a machine.

Probably the most important item is the fabric. A few days ago, the owner of a bar in Spain asked me about the possibility of buying 6 yards of my fabric for upholstery in his bar. He also invited me to visit his bar as a guest. Hopefully when he has refurnished the bar with my Paisley Prince Songbook fabric, I will visit to celebrate with him.

 purple paisley pattern specifically designed with motifs relating to the singer Prince Rogers Nelson
purple paisley pattern specifically designed with motifs relating to the singer Prince Rogers Nelson

In January I created an online challenge for people to guess the names of the Prince-related songs and album titles in my design. There were entries from all over the world. Many of the entries were from people living in UK and US but some of the winners lived in Brazil, Belgium and Australia. All the winners were very excited when they found out they had won a prize. There are 20 songs and albums in the design, including: When Doves Cry, Purple Rain, Kiss, 7 and Sign O’ the Times.

Visit the Shops page on my website so that you can order the unique hand-made products or eye-catching fabric. Thank you!

Fit for a Prince

It was great to finally see the finished wax figure of the music legend Prince. It was a real privilege to be involved in the project. I was invited by Tony Webb, who masterfully created the whole wax representation of Prince, to supply one of my paisley pattern fabrics for the lining of the jacket.

Tony is an expert at making art creations in wax by hand. He trained at Madame Tussauds, London. His wax figures are frequently used in major film and TV blockbusters. Everyone who has seen the pics of the Prince wax figure have said that the resemblance to the singer is uncanny.
The superb costume for the Prince figure was made by Melissa Bowler. She is an expert at fashion designing, pattern cutting and sewing. On her Instagram page you can see a video of her showing the Prince jacket she made. In the video she folds back the jacket to reveal the printed paisley lining fabric that I created specially for this project.
I provided the satin fabric used for the lining of the jacket. Tony asked me if I had a suitable paisley fabric, which would be suitable for Prince. I knew my paisley textile design would be suitable if I recoloured it in shades of purple. I named this new version “Purple Paisley Prince“. Purple was the favourite colour of Prince, he named one of his most famous songs “Purple Rain”.

Prince also loved the paisley pattern. He name his recording studios “Paisley Park Studios” and his record label “Paisley Park Records“. One of his numerous hit singles was called “Paisley Park”.
Here is a close-up photo of the wax figure. You can see all the amazing details of his face that Tony Webb has meticulously formed from wax.

 If you visit the official website of Tony Webb Creative Services you will see lots of fantastic wax representations of celebrities including: Lady Gaga, Robert de Niro, Meryl Streep, Elvis Presley, Nicole Kidman and Bob Marley.
Here is the finished design that was used to print the lining fabric:

A few days ago, a new customer ordered 2 yards of the “Purple Paisley Prince” fabric from my online Spoonflower shop. Today a new customer bought 45 yards of the design printed on sport lycra.

Purple Paisley Prince satin designed by Patrick Moriarty

If you would like to order the fabric, visit my Paisley Power online fabric store. There are lots of other designs to choose from, including lots of unique paisley patterns. I originally draw all my designs by hand on paper. 
Make sure you visit the website portfolio of Tony Webb to see all his fantastic and hugely popular wax figures of famous celebrities.
Also visit the Instagram page of Melissa Bowler to see the amazing costumes she creates.

Talented Students

I enjoy teaching textile design to everyone who wants to create their own printed fabrics. Students attend my unique workshops in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. My workshops are titled Designing Printed Textiles and have been running continuously since September 2018. People with very different levels of experience are able to produce professional designs in each class. Beginners with no experience can produce amazing designs equally as beautiful as those produced by designers with years of experience in the fashion and textile industries.

Digital Textile design artwork by Dawn Jeakings at Metal Art School Southend, Essex.
Digital Textile design artwork by Dawn Jeakings at Metal Art School Southend, Essex.

It is very important to use hand-made artisan elements in a textile design. These give the finished fabric a human feel, which is not possible with fabrics made with designs that have been totally created digitally. Here is the painting that Dawn made to achieve her successful final design, which was printed on lightweight cotton twill.

Digital Textile design artwork by Dawn Jeakings at Metal Art School Southend
Digital Textile design artwork by Dawn Jeakings at Metal Art School Southend

Clare Rooney also created a fantastic design tonight. She started with a hand-painted acrylic abstract painting and then she created a paper collage. These two traditional techniques were combined using Mac computers to produce a eye-catching design that she will make into stylish bags when she receives her large free fabric sample.

beautiful design created by Clare Rooney at Designing Printed Textiles workshop Southend Essex
beautiful design created by Clare Rooney at Designing Printed Textiles workshop Southend Essex

Here is a scan of the hand-painted paper she used to make her superb design.

painting by Clare Rooney at the Designing Printed Textiles workshop held in Southend Essex every week.
painting by Clare Rooney at the Designing Printed Textiles workshop held in Southend Essex

The atmosphere in the workshops is very friendly but fast-paced. Several processes including: acrylic painting, paper collage and Adobe Photoshop are all essential to achieve these wonderful results. Dawn and Clare have agreed to post photos online of their own unique fabrics from Spoonflower when they arrive at their homes in the next 10-14 days. Spoonflower have been an excellent supporter of my workshops. They provide free large fabric samples (fat quarters, which are a quarter of a yard), free fabric sample packs and free postage.

students and tutor Patrick Moriarty at Metal Art School, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
students and tutor Patrick Moriarty at Metal Art School, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

If you are excited by the opportunity to create your own printed textiles, you should book a place now. New classes start in September 2019. You will be amazed at the professionalism of your fabric at the end of each workshop. Book now for the Designing Printed Textiles workshops taught by professional designer Patrick Moriarty.

Update: On 30th May 2019, Dawn Jeakings (centre manager of The Royals Shopping Centre, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK) wrote this complimentary review on Facebook: “Great workshop with Patrick at Paisley Power last night. I had so much fun playing with paint and cutting up paper. Believe me, anyone could do this, you really don’t need any artistic flare. Give it a go!”

Also On 30th May 2019, Clare Rooney (owner of LazyLadyBirds) wrote a very positive review of the workshop on Facebook: “It was so good. I’m so pleased I came and may be back!!!  Can’t wait to see the fabric. We’re spreading the word about the course already!! Thanks again.” Fantastic evening and learnt so much. Can’t wait to do it again. Thanks.

Clare Rooney also wrote on Instagram: “Fantastic evening and I learnt so much. Can’t wait to do it again. Thanks”.
 

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Great Reviews

When customers post complimentary reviews online, it’s a definite sign that your creativity has connected with your audience. In the last few days 3 customers have posted 5-star reviews of the Prince-theme products on the Etsy shopping website. The artwork and products are all designed by Patrick Moriarty.

Trevor in US bought a hand-made Paisley Prince Songbook zip bag. Here is his review, which he posted on 25th May 2019. He wrote “My mother is a big fan of paisley’s and Prince. She loves it!”

Trevor in US posted a very complimentary review of the zip bag he bought from the PaisleyPowerShop. He wrote: "My mother is a big fan of paisley’s and Prince. She loves it!"
Trevor in US posted a very complimentary review of the zip bag he bought from the PaisleyPowerShop

Here is a photo of the hand-made Prince-theme zip bag being held by Philippa Lee.

Hand-made Prince-theme zip bag being held by model Philippa Lee. The zip bags were designed by Patrick Moriarty, who was inspired by the songs of Prince Rogers Nelson
Philippa Lee holds a zip bag designed by Patrick Moriarty, which was inspired by the songs of Prince Rogers Nelson

A customer called Oty bought some of my Paisley Prince Songbook greeting cards. They can also be used as birthday cards. People often buy them to give to their friends and family who love the music of Prince. Oty posted an online review of the greeting cards on 17th May 2019. “Beautiful cards. Very PRINCEly – love the cards.. Thank U”

excellent review of Paisley Prince Songbook greeting cards from a happy customer. "Very Princely, love the cards, thank you".
excellent review of Paisley Prince Songbook greeting cards from a happy customer

Heather in UK bought a Paisley Prince Songbook tote bag. Each bag has a special pocket on the outside which is made of the Prince-theme fabric. Heather simply gave the tote bag 5 stars, which is the maximum award.

Heather in UK bought a Paisley Prince Songbook tote bag and gave it a 5-star review on Etsy, which is the maximum award.
Heather in UK awarded 5 stars (the maximum) to the Paisley Prince Songbook tote bag

The Paisley Prince Songbook design was drawn by hand in 2018 by professional designer Patrick Moriarty in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK. He launched the design to much critical acclaim in January 2019. Hundreds of products have been bought by Prince family and fans worldwide. Hundreds of yards of the printed fabric have been bought by people wanting to make their own clothes and home-wares. People are enjoying the design so much that they regularly post their own photos of the wonderful items they have made themselves or commissioned dressmakers and tailors to make for them.

The Paisley Prince Songbook fabric is available in a large version and a small version, depending on the type of item you are making. The large version is suitable for bedding and dresses, the small version is suitable for pocket squares and small bags.

Paisley Prince Songbook printed cotton. The apple and tangerine have been photographed with the fabric to give a sense of scale.
Paisley Prince Songbook printed cotton. The apple and tangerine have been photographed with the fabric to give a sense of scale.

The indication of a good product is if customers return to buy more items. Yesterday a customer in Ontario Canada bought a Paisley Prince Songbook chiffon scarf and matching cushion cover. She had previously bought a cushion cover, zip bag and greeting cards from the Prince-theme collection and she was so happy with them that she decided to buy more products.

500 Paisley Power sales at Etsy online

Due to the popularity of my unique Prince design and my Paisley Rats design, I have reached a total of 500 sales in my Etsy shop. My shop is called Paisley Power Shop and customers are confident buying my hand-made products because there are 108 excellent reviews posted online.

Sales of hand-made products and unique fabrics designed by Patrick Moriarty, have reached 500. The Paisley Prince Songbook zip bag is one of the popular products helping to reach this milestone of 500.
The milestone of 500 has been reached due to popular products such as the Prince zip bag.

The Paisley Prince Songbook zip bag is one of the popular products helping to reach this milestone of 500. Customers are very savvy these days and will buy products that have outstanding reviews and clear stylish product photos. I check every item carefully before it is dispatched. I want my customers to come back to my Etsy shop and buy more. In recent months I have been selling lots of fabric swatches at a low promotional price. People buy these fabric samples so that they can see how clearly my designs are printed, the accuracy of the colours and the quality of the fabric. This promotional campaign has been a great success with the customers returning to my Etsy shop or my Spoonflower shop to buy yards of digitally printed fabric.

surface pattern by designer Patrick Moriarty printed on cotton in 2019. The fabric is called Kona cotton Ultra and is available from Spoonflower printers
surface pattern by designer Patrick Moriarty printed on cotton in 2019.

The Prince design was only launched in 2019 and hundreds of items have been sent to lots of countries including US, UK, Japan, Australia, Belgium, France, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Sweden. Here is a photo taken by Naomi in Japan when her Paisley Power zip bag arrived at her home.

Naomi in Japan bought a Paisley Prince Songbook zip bag and card, which she photographed at her home in Fukuoka city, Japan.
Naomi in Japan bought a Paisley Prince Songbook zip bag and card which she photographed at her home in Japan

New products are constantly being added to the Etsy shop. I listen to my customers and if they request a unique new product and I think it is a good idea, I will make more so I can sell them to other people. A good idea should always be shared! Recently Niki Cornish requested a Paisley Rats tea towel. I sell a wide selection of Paisley Rats products in my shop by this was a new addition to my product range.

Paisley Rats tea towel requested by customer Niki Cornish.
Paisley Rats tea towel, launched in 2019

As soon as I listed the tea towels as a new product in my online shop, customers began to buy them. Alix in Belgium posted a very positive 5-star review on April 15th 2019 “the Perfect utensil for a rat lover woman”. She is obviously very fond of rats and maybe she has a pet rat.

My cushion collection is very popular. They are all made with my unique printed designs, all of which I drew by hand on paper originally. A customer recently bought a Paisley Cats cushion, which I sent to his home in Bloomsbury, London.

Paisley Cats printed cushion designed by Patrick Moriarty and sold online in the Paisley Power Shop at Etsy.
Paisley Cats printed cushion designed by Patrick Moriarty and sold online in the Paisley Power Shop at Etsy.

Other products that helped me reach 500 sales include: bandanas, aprons, scarves, bedding, cards and art prints. If you haven’t already tried Paisley Power, you can be assured that 108 positive customer reviews is a very positive endorsement from the general public around the world.



Thank you for using my Prince fabric!

Designers and makers around the world are using my Paisley Prince Songbook fabric to make fashion garments and accessories. Sam Mercer in Northern Ireland has used my unique fabric to make her stylish bags and headscarves.

handbag by Sam Mercer made with Paisley Prince Songbook fabric designed by Patrick Moriarty
handbag by Sam Mercer made with Paisley Prince Songbook fabric designed by Patrick Moriarty

Here is the headscarf she has made. The shape of the scarf is inspired by those worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1950’s.

headscarf by Sam Mercer made with Paisley Prince Songbook fabric designed by Patrick Moriarty
headscarf by Sam Mercer made with Paisley Prince Songbook fabric designed by Patrick Moriarty

Donna in Las Vegas wanted a special dress to celebrate the life of Prince Rogers Nelson and his passing 3 years ago today. She ordered 4 yards of the Paisley Prince Songbook design printed on cotton and asked a dressmaker in Las Vegas to make it.

Donna McCormick wearing Paisley Prince Songbook dress in Las Vegas and celebrating the life and music of of Prince.
Donna McCormick wearing Paisley Prince Songbook dress in Las Vegas

Donna’s beautiful collared dress received many compliments on Facebook.

Nadine in Georgia wanted to look unique and special for her trip to Minneapolis for the 3rd anniversary Prince celebrations. She bought several yards of my Prince fabric. With some of the fabric she added panels to a denim jacket.

Paisley Prince Songbook jacket made by Nadine in Georgia US. She added a big panel of the purple Prince cotton to the denim.
Paisley Prince Songbook jacket made by Nadine in Georgia US

Here is a gorgeous dress she made. The black fringing on the dress gives it a glamorous look. The fringing helps to frame the unique Prince textile design.

Paisley Prince Songbook poncho dress made by Nadine in Georgia US
Paisley Prince Songbook poncho dress made by Nadine in Georgia US
Nadine wearing Paisley Prince Songbook poncho dress in Minneapolis in April 2019 for Celebration 2019
Nadine wearing Paisley Prince Songbook poncho dress in Minneapolis in April 2019 for Celebration 2019

Monica in Adirondacks, New York State is making a tote bag with a selection of paisley pattern fabrics that she has spent a long time specifically choosing to compliment each other.

Monica has specifically chosen these 3 fabrics including the Paisley Prince Songbook cotton to make a special tote bag.
Monica has specifically chosen these 3 fabrics including the Paisley Prince Songbook cotton.

you can follow her progress by taking a look at her WordPress site. She is making the tote bag as part of a 30-minute challenge. I can’t wait to see her finished bag. I will also be making a bag soon using some of my Prince fabrics. I have enrolled on a course at my local fabric supply shop, which also hosts sewing classes above the shop. I’m looking forward to it as a new way of introducing a new product to the Paisley Power fashion accessory collection. The bag I’m learning to make will be a denim patch bag using a mixture of denim scraps and also cut offs from my own Prince fabrics.

If you want to make your own items with my Prince fabric you can now order it from anywhere in the world and have it delivered with FREE SHIPPING!

1 yard of Paisley Prince Songbook printed fabric designed by Patrick Moriarty for his brand Paisley Power
1 yard of Paisley Prince Songbook printed fabric designed by Patrick Moriarty for his brand Paisley Power

In the last 48 hours, 3 new customers have each ordered a yard of the printed cotton. The customers live in Michigan, Washington state and Wales, UK. Here is another photo of the fabric printed on high quality cotton. The 3 customers will be receiving exactly the same type of cotton with the popular design printed on it.

surface pattern design with doves, guitars and purple rain, printed on cotton fabric in 2019. Created by Patrick Moriarty in 2018 on paper before being printed on fabric.
surface pattern design with doves, guitars and purple rain, printed on cotton fabric in 2019

If you need some more suggestions of what to make with the purple Prince theme fabric, take a look in the Paisley Power Shop at Etsy and see the fashion accessories and home decor items that will hopefully inspire you.

Prince Patterned Fashion and Accessories

Everyone loves making their own clothes and bags. If you are a follower or admirer of Prince Rogers Nelson’s music, there is now a printed fabric available to satisfy your needs. It is called Paisley Prince Songbook and was created by designer Patrick Moriarty in Southend-on-Sea in 2018. Vera in Wichita Kansas US bought 3 yards of the fabric. She contacted dressmaker Tina Lopez in Massachusetts who was excited to make a full skirt with the special Prince theme cotton.

fashionable skirt made by Tina Lopez with Paisley Prince Songbook printed cotton designed by Patrick Moriarty. Photo by the owner Vera Delux.
fashionable skirt made by Tina Lopez with Paisley Prince Songbook printed cotton designed by Patrick Moriarty

Vera posted the pic on Instagram and wrote: I am thrilled with my skirt💜💜💜
Fabric by the wonderful @paisleypowerpat and skirt by the fabulous @tattedlopez 💜💜💜
My plan is to wear it to the #purpleparty @waveict in June and hopefully to the #princefromminneapolis exhibit at @mopopseattle.

Paisley Prince Songbook fabric designed by Patrick Moriarty and printed on cotton. Vera bought 3 yards for a fabulous skirt to be made. Photo posted on Instagram by Vera in Kansas.
Paisley Prince Songbook fabric designed by Patrick Moriarty and printed on cotton. Vera bought 3 yards for a fabulous skirt to be made. Photo posted on Instagram by Vera in Kansas.

Vera is looking forward to wearing the skirt to lots of Prince events in the future, including a Prince party in Kansas and hopefully the “Prince From Minneapolis” exhibition at the The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle.

Stylish bespoke purple skirt made of Paisley Prince Songbook printed cotton and owned by Vera Delux
Stylish bespoke purple skirt made of Paisley Prince Songbook printed cotton and owned by Vera Delux

Alicia Wilson in US ordered some of the popular Prince fabric and made her own special handbag. She used the small version of the Paisley Prince Songbook design to make the fancy pocket and the handles. Here is a photo she took of her bag, which she posted on Facebook.

Alicia Wilson bag made with Paisley Prince Songbook fabric designed by Patrick Moriarty. Photo taken by Alicia in US
Alicia Wilson bag made with Paisley Prince Songbook fabric designed by Patrick Moriarty

She had her name “Alicia” embroidered in purple on the front of the bag.

Lots more people have made their own clothes and garments with the Prince fabric. The design reminds them of Prince’s songs. It includes lots of references to his songs and his craft as a song-writer and musician. There are guitars and tambourines included in the design so that everyone, even if they are not specifically a Prince fan they will enjoy the unique motifs that Patrick has created.

If you are invited to an 80’s theme party, the Prince fabric is ideal to make yourself a special outfit or costume. Prince Rogers Nelson was the most successful singer, performer and songwriter of the 80’s! Elton John was apparently equally as successful as Prince. They share the No.1 position!

You can be No.1 wherever you go, if you wear the Prince fabric to a party, exhibition or even the supermarket!

Paisley Prince Songbook zip bags

I decided to create some small bags with my “Paisley Prince Songbook” printed fabric. The reaction has been phenomenal with customers in UK, US and Japan. The feedback on social media has been very encouraging. Here are some of the comments that Prince admirers and followers have said about the zip bags on Facebook: Gigi wrote “I love this! can’t wait for mine to arrive”, Amanda wrote “These are gorgeous!!!”, Tameir wrote “Beautiful!” and Kimberley wrote “Love it!”.

pouch bag with Paisley Prince Songbook printed cotton. The fabric was originally hand-drawn by Patrick Moriarty on paper in 2018.
pouch bag with Paisley Prince Songbook printed cotton

The customers who have bought the bags in UK are from the counties of Essex, Devon, Cheshire and Surrey. The customers who have bought the bags in US are from the states of Michigan, Minneapolis and California. The customer in Japan is from the city of Fukuoka.

Prince Rogers Nelson fashion accessory bag, hand-made in Southend-on-Sea Essex UK
Prince Rogers Nelson fashion accessory bag, hand-made in Southend-on-Sea Essex UK

I am grateful to two friends who helped me produce this popular product. Zoe sews many of my products including the Prince collection of chiffon scarves, pillow (cushion) covers, and tote bags. A customer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin asked me to make her a bespoke poncho with my Prince chiffon. Zoe was able to create a wonderful poncho for the customer. The ponchos will be on sale soon from the Paisley Power Shop at Etsy along with all my other popular prince products. Jo is very good at coloring and she helps to recolor my designs to ensure that they look very contemporary, stylish and eye-catching. It was very important when I created the Prince fabric to ensure the correct shades of purple and lilac were used in the design. Jo noticed that Prince not only liked purple, lilac and black but he had a fondness for turquoise. Jo included small highlight areas of turquoise in my Paisley Prince Songbook design.

Prince zip bag photographed in front of a vase of pretty white flowers.
Prince zip bag photographed in front of a vase of pretty white flowers.

The small Prince bags are multi-functional. They can be used to store many different items. One customer in Minneapolis described it as a makeup bag. Another customer called it simply a zip bag. A woman in California requested “3 Prince pouch bags”. However you want to describe the bags, I am very happy to design them, manufacture them and sell them. Each bag is made individually. I cut every piece of fabric and Zoe sews them meticulously. I am an independent designer and I am proud of the personal effort and care that goes into the creation of each little Prince bag.

zip bag with motifs symbolizing the songs of Prince Rogers Nelson. Each bag has a purple zip and bright purple lining.
zip bag with motifs symbolizing the songs of Prince Rogers Nelson. Each bag has a purple zip and bright purple lining.

The bags are made of 100% cotton. The printed outer-fabric on the front and back is cotton twill, which is a sturdy attractive fabric with a bias weave structure. Each bag has an authentic Paisley Power hem-tag sewn into the side of the zip bag.

The bags are ideal for gifts, especially for birthdays and Christmas. They are small, flat and light which means that they are very easy to ship worldwide at very low cost. Whoever receives a Paisley Prince Song book zip bag will be very appreciative and will cherish it forever.

If you like the fabric and would like to order it by the yard, visit my Paisley Power online fabric store. Thanks you!


Designs for Bespoke Tailor

Raffaele De Filippo is an Italian bespoke tailor who owns De Filippo Uomo tailors in the Koblenz old town, Germany. He has created a striped suit. The suit has a Paisley Hibiscus lining fabric that I designed. The printed lining design was 1 of 6 designs I was commissioned to create for Bernstein and Banleys, which were launched in 2018.

Hibiscus-Paisley-lining-fabric-by-Patrick-Moriarty-in-bespoke-striped-suit-jacket created by Raffaele De Filippo
Hibiscus-Paisley-lining-fabric-by-Patrick-Moriarty-in-bespoke-striped-suit-jacket created by Raffaele De Filippo

Bernstein and Banleys asked me to make a floral paisley pattern so I drew some unique new paisley symbols and combined them with some new photos of Hibiscus flowers that I photographed at my mother’s house in Southend-on-Sea, Essex,UK. The directors at Bernstein and Banleys had previously seen my design called “Hibiscus Paisley”, which they liked very much but they wanted me to make a new design exclusively for them. Here it is!

the-lining-company-fabric design which is a floral-paisley-pattern designed-by-Patrick-Moriarty
the-lining-company-fabric design which is a floral-paisley-pattern designed-by-Patrick-Moriarty

Raffaele De Filippo has become the master tailor of Koblenz Germany and surrounding regions. His suits have a reputation for unique style and excellence in construction and design. Here you can see him modeling his striped suit, which has the Paisley Hibiscus fabric as the lining.

Raffaele-De-Filippo-italian-tailor-Koblenz-Germany
Raffaele-De-Filippo-italian-tailor-Koblenz-Germany

Here is another photo of the suit jacket. You can see the wonderful combination of fabrics. Raffaele has a natural skill in mixing in different patterns to create a complete eye-catching look.

Hibiscus-Paisley-printed-lining-fabric-designed-by-Patrick-Moriarty-in-striped-suit-jacket-by-De-Filippo-tailors-
Hibiscus-Paisley-printed-lining-fabric-designed-by-Patrick-Moriarty-in-striped-suit-jacket-by-De-Filippo-tailors

If you need a suit that will make you stand out in a crowd, contact Raffaele De Filippo for a bespoke suit. Make sure you ask him for a Bernstein and Banleys lining fabric designed by Patrick Moriarty. Thank you! Danke Schoen! Grazie Mille!

A small bag with lots of style

Plastic is very unfashionable at the moment but the paisley pattern is extremely fashionable. Designer Patrick Moriarty has launched a new 100% cotton Prince pouch bag as part of his Paisley Power fashion accessory collection. The new bag has been made with the popular Paisley Prince Songbook printed fabric.

Paisley Prince Songbook zip bag for cosmetics, pens, travel items and accessories
Paisley Prince Songbook zip bag for cosmetics, pens, travel items and accessories

The bag is made of lightweight cotton twill on the outside and bright purple cotton on the inside.

purple cotton lining is sewn inside the Prince Rogers Nelson theme bag.
purple cotton lining is sewn inside the Prince Rogers Nelson theme bag.

The bag was launched in April 2019 and has already been bought by UK customers in Devon and Essex. A customer in Japan has bought one today. In US, a customer in Michigan and two customers in Minneapolis have bought the bags.

Youtube video filmed by designer Patrick Moriarty of the new Prince bags he designed

Each bag has a purple zip which coordinates perfectly with the purple lining and purple shades in the paisley pattern.

A purple zip is an essential component of the Prince theme bag made in Southend Essex UK. The strong secure zip ensures that everything contained in the bag is safe and secure.
A purple zip is an essential component of the Prince theme bag made in Southend Essex UK.

The bags will soon be on display at the largest art gallery in Essex. The gallery is called the Beecroft Art Gallery in Southend, Essex, UK. Patrick Moriarty has a permanent display there with a large selection of his Paisley Power collection including scarves, cushions, clasp bags, tote bags and zip bags.

Patrick Moriarty display of home decor items and fashion accessories at the Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend, Essex, UK
Patrick Moriarty display of home decor items and fashion accessories at the Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend, Essex, UK

The Prince zip bags are ideal for gifts at any time of year, especially birthdays and Christmas. If you have a partner, family member, friend or work colleague who loves the music of Prince Rogers Nelson, then the small bags are ideal. They cost £14 ($18) and are shipped from UK worldwide at low cost. You can order them from the Paisley Power Shop at Etsy.

Paisley Prince Songbook zip bags designed by Patrick Moriarty. They are expertly made by a professional sewing instructor.
Paisley Prince Songbook zip bags designed by Patrick Moriarty

All Paisley Power products have a money-back guarantee. There are more than 100 excellent reviews posted on the Etsy website, which compliment all the products designed by Patrick Moriarty. Frequently customers return to buy more products. Several customers in 2019 have spent more than $150 each, on items made with the Paisley Prince Songbook fabric.

Every Paisley Power product has an authentic PaisleyPower.com woven grey hem-tag label

Every bag has the official PaisleyPower.com hem-tag label. This assures customers that the product they are buying is authentic and has been made in Southend-on-Sea. If you are intending to buy a stylish multi-functional bag this year, make sure it is the Prince theme bag designed by Patrick Moriarty. It’s causing a sensation!


Vive La France!

I am grateful to the kindness of a designer in Toulouse France called Mirey. She was accidentally sent my Prince fabric by the digital printing company in Germany, so she tracked me down on the Etsy website and sent it to me in the good spirit of our European neighbours. Take a look at her excellent online shop called Mirey Paris.

French postage stamp that was used to send fabric to Patrick Moriarty in UK from Toulouse in France. The stamp has an image of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
French postage stamp with Eiffel Tower image

The yard of Paisley Prince Songbook fabric, that Mirey sent to me, was printed on cotton twill. I ordered it so that I can make small makeup bags, requested by a Prince admirer called Gigi in Minneapolis. In the next photo you can see that I have cut the fabric into rectangles so that I can sew the bags.

Paisley Prince Songbook fabric with matching purple zips to make makeup bags for a customer in Minneapolis.
Paisley Prince Songbook fabric with matching purple zips to make makeup bags for a customer in Minneapolis.

The design is very popular with customers all over the world, ordering it by the yard. This morning a customer ordered 2 yards printed on satin and this afternoon I received an inquiry  from Canada. The Canadian wanted to order the Paisley Prince Songbook fabric (large version) by the yard to make cushion covers. I directed them to the Paisley Power page of the Spoonflower website where they could order my fabric. They were grateful for my advice and replied “thank you so much. I love this fabric and will look into getting it from the US supplier. I really appreciate your assistance. Have a wonderful afternoon!”

Mirey, who sent the fabric to UK wrote on a note "your work is beautiful".
Note that Mirey included in the parcel, which says “your work is beautiful”.

I am looking forward to making the makeup bags and sending them to Prince admirers in US, France, Canada, Australia, Belgium and throughout the UK. I hope Gigi in Minneapolis will be happy with her one. The bags will be available from the PaisleyPowerShop at Etsy in the next few days. They are very carefully hand-made. A lot of time and attention to detail is involved in making them. This ensures customers are very happy with their purchases. This is confirmed by the 99 excellent reviews of Paisley Power products. The reviews were posted online by satisfied customers from many countries.

Purple cotton and zips which will be sewn together with the Prince fabric to make makeup bags.
Purple cotton and zips which will be sewn together with the Prince fabric to make makeup bags.

I drew the design in 2018 and it is now available in 2 sizes: large and small. I named the design Paisley Prince Songbook because the design represents the songs of the music legend Prince Rogers Nelson. No-one has created a design like this before. It is unique. Some artists and designers have created stylish designs with Prince’s face but no-one has created a paisley pattern with symbols that represent his different songs. You can order my Prince fabrics from the “Paisley For Prince” collection at Spoonflower.