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Rhianna Ellington

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Rhianna Ellington’s patterns adorn products ranging from pouches, to scarves, to clothing and phone cases. Her use of color adds a playfulness and sense of whimsy to each piece she creates. Often featuring botanicals, her work evokes an eternal summery feeling that makes me want to throw on one of her scarves in the midst of this wintery cold weather.

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Be sure to take a look at her instagram for more pattern playfulness, and her website here.

Post written by Bryna Shields.

Posted by Bryna Shields on 02/17/15 under pattern,textiles
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Pattern Designer Laura Slater

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Laura Slater is a pattern and textile designer based in West Yorkshire, where she runs her own studio. Her work is largely inspired by Danish design and is a superb combination of shape and texture which unite to create intriguing abstract interpretations of nature.

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Posted by Bryna Shields on 01/27/15 under abstract,pattern,textiles
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Dinara Mirtalipova

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The first time I came across Dinara Mirtalipova’s work, I spent a few days pouring over her website. Her command of patterns, her linework, the worlds she created in her paintings were so captivating, and I was instantly hooked. Her compositions are lush and whimsical. There is a beautiful tension in her pieces that is all at once energetic and quietly meditative.

In addition to children’s magazines such as Storytime and Girls’ World, Dinara’s work has appeared on sleeping bags and rugs for Land of Nod, her own line of dishtowels entitled Mirdinara Kitchen and a fabric collection for Windham Fabrics. She has also hand-painted beads, nesting dolls and clay eggs. Her work is inspired by folklore, fairytales, textiles, and songs her mother used to sing to her.

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Be sure to follow Dinara on Instagram where she shares process shots, projects and other little glimpses into her world. You can see the rest of her work on her website, too!

Written by Bryna Shields

Posted by Bryna Shields on 01/22/15 under artists,pattern,textiles
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Kendra Dandy

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Hi there! I’m so thrilled to be the newest contributor here – I hope we’ll become fast friends. I thought I’d tell you just a little bit about myself and then dive right in to my first artist. I’m Bryna – a freelance illustrator, photographer and yoga teacher based in Portland, Oregon. I have a particular love for surface design, and that’s what I’ll cover here on the blog. When I first decided to pursue illustration, I didn’t really know all the potential ways my artwork could be sold and used by other companies. Once I discovered the world of surface design, I felt like the possibilities were truly endless! We are lucky as illustrators, that our work has so many applications. I’m really looking forward to sharing with you some of the most exciting surface design work out there in hopes that it may inspire new dreams for your own work. If you have any comments or suggestions, I’d love to connect with you, so don’t be shy! Feel free to email, instagram or tweet me. Alright, enough about me, let’s dive into the wonderful world of surface design, shall we?

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It’s rare, but really exciting, to find an artist who is as prolific as she is passionate about creating patterns. Enter Kendra Dandy, illustrator and pattern designer. Her instagram feed boasts colorful patterns featuring fruit, makeup and girls in fancy hairdos with fun shades. Her distinctive patterns have appeared on lipstick packaging for Anthropologie, beautiful silk scarves, and tote bags for Baba Souk. Any surface she can paint on, she likely has (including a french fry box!). The way she layers patterns together makes her work instantly recognizable and memorable. I can’t wait to see what she’ll do next!

Take a look at her portfolio, and be sure to follow her instagram for more juicy patterns!

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Post written by Bryna Shields.

Posted by Bryna Shields on 01/16/15 under artists,packaging,pattern,textiles
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Artist :: Kimika Hara

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Kimika Hara << Illustration Friday

Kimika Hara << Illustration Friday

Kimika Hara << Illustration Friday

Kimika Hara << Illustration Friday

Kimika Hara is a fascinating artist living in Kyoto, Japan. I absolutely adore her hand-embroidered illustrations– the colors are amazing, the textures created by printed fabrics, stitches, and beads are simply lovely. What a wonderful technique! Unfortunately, I don’t speak Japanese, so I couldn’t find out much about her.

See more of her amazing work: Flickr | Website

Posted by Angie Brown on 06/27/13 under Angie,artists,creativity,embroidery,textiles
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Pretty patterns by Jenean Morrison

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Artist :: Jenean Morrison

Artist :: Jenean Morrison

Artist :: Jenean Morrison

Jenean is a Memphis-based artist and designer whose colorful and unique patterns grace stationery, wallpaper, fabrics, rugs, giftwrap, stationery and other surfaces and products. She licensees her work to companies including Fisher-Price, Sigg, C.R.Gibson, Gelaskins, Free Spirit Fabric and more. I love the organic shapes and bold color combinations that give her collections a distinct look!

 Take a look at her extensive and vibrant portfolio: Portfolio | Blog

Posted by Jeanine Henderson on 06/06/13 under artists,Jeanine,pattern,textiles
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absolutely exquisite handmade birds :: Abigail Brown

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The birds that Abigail makes are an absolute delight…

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Abigail spent large amounts of time as a child in the company of her grandma, an incredibly talented, hardworking seamstress, in a house strewn with loose threads and scraps of fabric. There is nothing more natural to her than to work with fabric, using it to give life to the little creatures that form in her mind.

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Abigail produces her birds entirely by hand, in her studio in London, England. They are crafted from both new and reused materials. Each piece is utterly unique, no two will ever be the same.  Have a look at her website

Posted by Alice Palace on 04/22/13 under Alice,art for sale,artists,embroidery,textiles
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Artist: Sarah Watts

Posted by Jeanine Henderson

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I’ve followed Sarah Watts’ lovely work for awhile, and she just keeps doing more amazing things all the time! Her work is a beautiful combination of line, color, and pattern. She started her career creating patterns and images for Carter’s baby clothing, then at International Greetings cranking out hundreds of images and patterns for stationery, gift bags and other giftables. She then left the corporate world, using all her experience to embark on her successful career as an independent illustrator. Her images and patterns grace book covers, textiles, stationery and paper goods, and much more.

Check out more of Sarah’s work here: Portfolio | Blog

Posted by Jeanine Henderson on 04/05/13 under artists,Jeanine,pattern,textiles
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Textile Illustrator :: Caroline Hwang

Textile Illustrator :: Caroline Hwang << Illustration Friday

Textile Illustrator :: Caroline Hwang << Illustration Friday

Textile Illustrator :: Caroline Hwang << Illustration Friday

Caroline Hwang grew up in Southern California where she earned her BFA with honors at Art Center College of Design. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She has taught at Maryland Institute College of Arts in addition to several guest lectures.

Her work is influenced by her grandmother’s crocheting and knitting, as well as crafts, quilting and music among other things.

See more of her textile illustrations: Website | Rep’s Site

Posted by Thomas James on 02/12/13 under artists,embroidery,textiles
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