On Jan 12th A new enquirer Gail Warnick asked if I had the popular “Paisley Rats” design in green and white. There wasn’t a green version but there is now! She replied “thank you very much”. She’ll be ordering a few yards when I have checked the test swatch from Spoonflower fabric printers. There are more than 50 versions of the Paisley Rats design available to buy as printed fabric or wallpaper. The different versions have a vibrant range of colour combinations and a wide range of sizes from large-scale for wallpaper/bedding to small-scale for making little bags and fabric toys.
On Jan 6th Debbie Smith bought a Paisley Prince Songbook t-shirts from the Rage On website. On Dec 3rd another customer bought one too. The popular purple paisley design by Patrick Moriarty is also available as a hoodie, bikini, sweatshirt, dress, leggings, duvet and many more products.
These eye-catching purple and black t-shirts are music-themed with guitars and tambourines. The unique motifs in the design represent the songs of the music legend Prince Rogers Nelson. Check out Patrick’s “Paisley Power” collection of fashion and home decor items available to purchase at Rage On. The collection includes the Paisley Prince Songbook items.
You can also buy fabric by the yard printed with the Prince-themed paisley design. Lots of customers worldwide have made their own dresses, skirts, poncho’s, headbands, scarves, leggings and catsuits. The happy customers posted lots of pics of themselves wearing their unique fashion creations.
It was great to be asked to create a unique paisley pattern for Vintage Duck Brand (US) in 2015. Sean Woods, the owner, asked me to add the small ducks (the brand logo) to the design in 2018. Can you find them in the picture below? Sean is planning to launch a collection of t-shirts printed with the paisley pattern in 2020.
On Jan 8th 2 more Paisley Prince Songbook products were bought. Marlene Rehberg is a very loyal Paisley Power customer who lives in Ontario Canada. She’s bought a Prince-themed t-shirt and a matching duvet cover. Both items printed with the Paisley Prince Songbook design. Marlene originally wanted to buy some Paisley Prince Songbook wallpaper from Spoonflower printers, to wallpaper one wall in her bedroom. She decided it would be easier to buy a duvet cover instead of buying wallpaper. I think she has made a great decision to suit her home. The duvet can be bought by clicking HERE. Here are the specs for the duvet: Plush, lightweight fleece microfiber provides a soft, cuddly feel and superior warmth. Comforter easily inserts with snaps into duvet and drapes evenly over bed . The dimensions of each size are as follow: Twin: 68″ X 88″, Queen: 88″ X 88″, King: 104″ X 88″.
On Jan 9th, Catherine on the Isle of Wight bought a Paisley Prince Songbook greeting card. This card is the ideal card for people who enjoy the music of Prince Rogers Nelson as it has music-related motifs that symbolize Prince’s songs. The card is blank inside so you can write your own personal message for birthdays, special occasions, Valentine’s Day and every other important event in your life.
On Jan 10th I received an inquiry about the History of Paisley page of my website PaisleyPower.com. The student from Italy used my new “Online Chat” facility, which is accessible on each page of my website. The student wanted to know the sources of reference for my article so I provided them with a list of reference books, TV programmes and website links. I also said that I had visited important exhibitions where I had gained valuable information about the history of the paisley pattern. One of the exhibitions I attended was the excellent “Fabric of India” exhibition in 2015 at the V&A museum London. This exhibition had lots of fascinating exhibits including historic Indian textiles with paisley patterns. The student replied a few hours later and said “thanks , it was useful”. I am glad I helped the student with their academic research.
Lori Wallis Design has bought a yard of the Palm Leaves Tropical fabric (white/black version) designed by Patrick Moriarty. She chose to have the design printed on a base fabric called Organic Sweet Pea Gauze. In February 2019 an interior designer in Chicago bought 38 yards of this white/black version of the Palm Leaves design. He chose to have the design printed on Linen Cotton Canvas. The fabric is eye-catching and dynamic with the palm leaves intertwining to form a harmonious seamless repeat pattern. The design is also available in lots of other colour combinations. Take a look at the whole collection of tropical designs created by Patrick Moriarty and available to order from the Spoonflower website.
Here is a photo of a text swatch of the printed fabric.
Here are some photos of Paisley Power hand-made products made with the Palm Leaves design.
Here is a photo of the green, blue and white version of the Palm Leaves fabric that was used to make the bucket hat. You can order the fabric by the yard from Spoonflower printers.