The Year of The Rat 2020 is continuing to be a good year for sales of the Paisley Rats fabrics and smaller Paisley Rats fabrics. The design was created by Patrick Moriarty in 2015. He drew the whole design by hand on paper, scanned the artwork and then completed the design using Adobe Photoshop. He was inspired by the punk rock band The Stranglers who used a rat silhouette as their logo in the 1970’s. Their debut album was called “Rattus Norvegicus” (the common rat). At the age of 12 in 1977, this album was a big influence on Patrick Moriarty, not just the songs but the rat imagery on the album cover. Patrick was also inspired by his travels to India. He surrounded the rat silhouettes by an intricate paisley pattern. Paisley patterns originate in the Kashmir region of India. In this post Patrick provides information about his range of Paisley Rats fabrics.
Thanks to Dana in Oakland California who has bought a length of “Paisley Rats Mosaic” fabric. Check out the whole Paisley Rats Mosaic collection at Spoonflower printers. Designed by Patrick Moriarty. Dana chose to have the design printed on eco-canvas, which is made of 45% recycled polyester so it’s environmentally-friendly. Customers choose to have the rat design printed on a variety of fabrics including cotton, satin, chiffon, fleece and velvet.
On February 17th a customer bought a yard of the turquoise Paisley Rats fabric from Etsy Distribution. Patrick sells a lot of his fabrics through the Etsy shopping channel. The customer chose to have the design printed on Petal Signature Cotton, which is Spoonflower’s excellent basic cotton, which is probably their most popular base fabric for printing designs onto with their state-of-the-art digital fabric printing technology. I’m sure the customer will be making something exciting with the paisley rat fabric.
On February 20th a new customer bought a length of Paisley Rats Mosaic fabric. They chose one of the purple and black versions and ordered the design to be printed on 100% cotton. Check out the whole Paisley Rats Mosaic collection, which has different colours and scales to suit all your craft projects. The fabrics are perfect for quilting too.
On February 21st a customer bought a ‘fat quarter’ (quarter of a yard) of the turquoise version of the Paisley Rats design printed on cotton poplin. The customer bought the fabric online via Etsy Distribution. Designer Patrick Moriarty always listens to his customers because they often have excellent suggestions. A woman in US suggested making a turquoise version of the popular Paisley Rats fabric. She wanted it to make soft furnishing project for her young sons’ playroom. I created the turquoise version for her and she was extremely pleased with the fabric when it arrived at her home. The turquoise version has now become the most popular version of the design. It is in the top 30, most popular paisley pattern fabrics on the Spoonflower website.
On March 10th a customer bought a yard of the black and white version of the printed fabric. They ordered it from Amazon Distribution. Amazon sell several of Patrick Moriarty’s fabrics including his Paisley Rats fabrics.
On March 11th a customer bought a yard of the red and black version of the printed fabric. They ordered it from Spoonflower.
Spoonflower Printers print and distribute most of Patrick Moriarty’s fabrics including all the versions of his Paisley Rats fabrics. Here are links to the Paisley Rats collection and the Paisley Rats Mosaic collection.