“Paisley Rats” fabric

1 yard of “Paisley Rats” fabric was bought recently by a customer on the Etsy shopping website. They chose to have the rat pattern printed on Cypress Cotton Canvas, which is a suitable fabric for making table linen items such as runners and placemats.

“Paisley Rats” fabric black and white version

Here is a video of a “Paisley Rats” pillow cover. The fabric used to make the pillow cover was actually screenprinted by Patrick Moriarty in a community arts centre in Southend UK. Patrick scrunched the fabric before he fixed the ink with an iron. He did this because he wanted to create a grunge effect. A grunge effect is when a design looks slightly weathered or cracked.

“Paisley Rats” pillow cover

1 yard of Paisley Rats fabric was bought by a customer on eBay. They chose the red version printed on velvet. Velvet is an excellent choice of fabric for this design. It is ideal for making luxurious homeware items such as throw pillows or velvet curtains.

Paisley Rats fabric (red and black version)

Paisley Power customers buy rat-patterned cushions for their homes. Here are some photos that a customer posted online of the rat cushion in their home. They placed the cushion on a gorgeous brown leather vintage sofa. The red color of the cushion matches the 2 striped red cushions that were already on the sofa.

rat-patterned cushion

1 yard of Paisley Rats fabric was bought by a customer on the Amazon shopping website. They chose the turquoise version printed on plain cotton. The turquoise color is very vivid and was suggested by a woman in the US who wanted the rat fabric to be printed in turquoise so that she could make home decor items her son’s bedroom.

turquoise “Paisley Rats” printed fabric designed by Patrick Moriarty

The printed turquoise fabric is ideal for making eye-catching clothing such as 50’s style blouse, as seen in the next photo. The model looks very cool, with her hands on her hips in a very defiant way.

1950's style blouse made of turquoise "Paisley Rats" printed fabric
50’s style blouse made of turquoise “Paisley Rats” printed fabric

UK Designer Patrick Moriarty created the Paisley Rats design in 2014. The “Paisley Rats” fabric is probably one of the most popular rat-themed fabrics in the world. Lots of designers have copied the design or made designs very similar.

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I am a textile print designer and create unique designs for fashion, accessories, and home furnishing. I played Keyboards in bands until I was 35, then I retrained as a textile designer. I design fashion prints every day for major international retailers including Zara, Hugo Boss, H&M, and Gap. In 2014 I formed the brand Paisley Power to enable me to promote my designs to a worldwide audience. I enjoy introducing new designs to my collection, then receiving ideas, feedback, and suggestions from my friends and customers. The best part of being a designer is being inspired every day by cultures and environments and interpreting them into my own unique creations. In 2018 I developed a unique method of teaching printed textile design. I began teaching the course at METAL Art School, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK in September 2018. It was a big success with lots of students, who had no previous experience in textile design, producing professionally printed fabrics. In 2019 and 2022 I taught my design methods to a group of adults with learning difficulties. I also taught my techniques at a workshop organized by the Guild of Silk Painters, for their members in July 2019. Another strand of my business is providing a Photoshop design service to artists. My clients include Este MacLeod, Jennifer Orkin Lewis (August Wren), and Deborah Velasquez. They send me scans of their paintings and I adapt the artwork into repeating patterns so that they can be used for commercial projects including printed fabrics, wallpapers, puzzles, stationery, and home décor. In January 2019 I launched a new design called Paisley Prince Songbook. I originally created the design by drawing it on paper in 2018. It has been extremely popular as printed fabric with customers all over the world. The Prince-theme scarves, throw pillows, facemasks, bags, totes, and greeting cards have all been selling extremely well. Sales of the printed fabric with the Paisley Prince Songbook design have exceeded 1000 yards. The design has been very popular with Prince fans. The design has unique motifs symbolizing the songs of Prince Rogers Nelson, including purple rain, crying doves, paisley symbols, peace signs, guitars, and tambourines. In 2020 I created the design “Paisley Positivity”, which has been popular with customers as a printed fabric and as made-to-order home décor items, including luxurious bedding. In December 2020, "Paisley Power" and "paisleypower" became registered trademarks with the UK Intellectual Property Office. In 2022, 2 of my most popular designs (Paisley Prince Songbook and Paisley Elephants) will be displayed at the Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem, Israel. The designs will be part of a major exhibition about the paisley pattern.

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