Do you have a painting or artwork you would like to see as a repeating pattern? I provide Photoshop services to several artists, which enables their art to be printed as fabric & wallpaper. Here is “Hearts” by artist Este MacLeod, with my adapted pattern on the right. I always use a half-drop layout when I create Este’s repeating patterns. Half-drop technique is a traditional method of designing, mainly for wallpapers. The new surface pattern design is suitable for textiles and other applications. Este will have a collection of quilting fabrics coming out later this year (2020).
Este asked me to make a repeating pattern from her original acrylic painting called Lindia’s Kitchen. The painting is off several items on a table. These include fruit and a milk jug, but the main object on the table is a vase of fowers. Este wanted an allover pattern made from just the flowers in the vase. It was quite a challenge but the final result is effective. Este said “the new on is fab! I really like it”. Now the finished design is suitable for fabrics, quilting, fashion, wallpaper, wrapping paper and upholstery.
Patrick has adapted more than 70 of Este’s fabulous paintings into half-drop repeat patterns. He makes a digital file of each design using Adobe Photoshop, which Este can sell or license to major retailers. Este MacLeod and Patrick Moriarty will be continuing their art and design collaboration into 2020 and hopefully beyond!
Here are some more examples of Este’s paintings, which Patrick adapted into half-drop repeat patterns.
Here are a few photos of the paisley print I designed, which was bought by Cooper Street, an Australian womenswear fashion brand. The midi-dress made with the print is modeled by Laura Knowles (aka “Champagne Taste”) a style ambassador from Gold Coast, Queensland. Some of the many compliments on her Instagram page include: “what a beautiful dress”, “So pretty, love the dress”, “Stunning! Love these colours”.
The beautiful dress has pleats and is made of semi-translucent polyester, which gives the dress a floaty look.
On Dec 18th, a sample of one of my printed fabrics was bought by an “artist in residence” at one of New York’s major museums. I’m fascinated to see how the renowned artist uses my fabric in the finished exhibit. When the work is finished, I will visit the museum in New York to see my contribution to the completed artistic creation.
On January 19th a Paisley Rats cushion was bought from the Paisley Power Ebay shop by a new customer called Alan, who lives in Newcastle UK. He’s a fan of the 1970’s punk rock band The Stranglers. The band used a rat silhouette as their first logo. My favourite band too!
Alan has chosen the cushion made with the black rats on a white background. There is also a version with white rats on a black background, which is one of the most popular Paisley Power products of all time.
Each cushion has an official Paisley Power hemtag which is woven. The official tags verify to customers that the product they have bought is genuine and has been hand-made in Southend-on-Sea, UK.
Thanks to Scott, Jessica and Sandra. They are Australian customers who have bought Paisley Prince Songbook mugs from the Zazzle website. The printed mugs have a unique paisley design representing the songs of Prince Rogers Nelson. In the photo below is a tasty donut to enjoy with a lovely cup of coffee in your unique Prince-themed mug.
On January 20th, a new customer bought a Paisley Rats t-shirt from the Paisley Power shop at the Zazzle shopping website. A variety of t-shirt styles, sizes and other stylish garments are available, all with Paisley Power’s unique designs. If you click on this link to visit the listing for the t-shirt on the Zazzle website, you can watch a video of the male model below modeling the t-shirt.