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An essential resource for any designer, crafter, artist, or historian, The Complete Pattern Dictionary is the most comprehensive, practical, and beautiful directory of patterns throughout history, covering all periods, styles, and cultures.
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Jacquard Loom

The Jacquard loom, invented by French weaver Joseph-Marie Jacquard in 1805, revolutionized the textile industry by simplifying the weaving process and creating intricate patterns with minimal human intervention. The loom combined advancements from previous inventors, including Bouchier’s needles and hooks, Falcon’s chain of cards, and Vancauson’s prism and lantern wheel mechanism. The loom’s impact on weaving technology and automation is significant, as it paved the way for further advancements in weaving technology and automation. Read More →

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Kvadrat, founded in 1968 in Denmark, is a global leader in high-quality, contemporary textiles. Emphasizing quality, craftsmanship, and collaboration with renowned designers, Kvadrat creates visually striking and durable fabrics suitable for various industries. The company is committed to sustainability, ethical manufacturing, and reducing environmental impact. Kvadrat’s textiles are versatile and adaptable, found in various industries like architecture, interior design, and fashion.Read More →

Nylon amber coloured material

Nylon, also known as polyamide, is commonly used in textiles, carpets, brushes, and a range of moulded items ranging from curtain tracks to engineering parts. Read More →

A sample of Bauhaus Fabric

Student fabric from the Bauhaus showcases creativity and talent, blending art and technology, with bold geometric patterns and playful abstract shapes. These fabrics make a statement and add Bauhaus-inspired style to any space.Read More →

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Candace Wheeler rose to prominence as the top late-nineteenth-century American textile designer by educating herself to match and eventually surpass the achievements of advanced European designers. She transitioned from needlework to fabric and interior design.Read More →

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Print-to-order textile studio. Annie Cooper, a Sydney-based designer, owns and operates Annie Coop, an Australian textile studio. Their extensive fabricRead More →

Evelyn Wyld carpet designer

Evelyn Wyld (1882 – 1972) was a British designer who was born in 1882. She studied at the Royal College of Music, London. Read More →

Scarf | Ethel Mairet | V&A

Ethel Mairet was a British weaver who lived in Ceylon and Chipping Campden. In 1918, she moved to Ditchling, Sussex, where she set up her workshop, Gospels. She sought a fresh educational approach to hand-weaving and was particularly knowledgeable about vegetable dyes. She was elected Royal Designer for Industry in 1938 and her weavings were included in the 1979-80 “Thirties’ exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London.Read More →

Snakeshead by William Morris

Morris used Indian silks and a red and black colour scheme to create Snakehead, featuring his favourite flower, the fritillary.Read More →

De Ploeg: Curtain Fabrics and Upholstry Fabrics. (n.d.). De Ploeg: curtain fabrics and upholstry fabrics. Retrieved March 18, 2023, from

De Ploeg has been making and designing high-end upholstery and curtain fabrics since 1923, gaining international recognition for its innovative designs and high-quality fabrics.Read More →

A sample of Honiton Lace

Honiton lace is a type of bobbin lace made in Honiton, Devon, in the United Kingdom. Its ornate motifs and complex patterns are created separately, before being sewn into a net ground. Common motifs include daisies, roses, shamrocks, ivy leaves, lilies, camellias, convolvulus, poppies, briony, antwerp diamonds, trefoils, ferns, and acorns.Read More →

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Benno Premsela (1920 – 1997) was a Dutch textile and exhibition designer. He studied interior design at the Nieuwe Kunstschool, Amsterdam. Read More →

Gunnel Nyman glassware

Nyman worked for all the great Finnish glass manufacturers of the 20th century: Riihimaki from 1932—47, Nuutajarvi-Notsjo from 1946—48, and Karhula from 1935—37 (and at littala from 1946—47). She designed for both production and studio glass.Read More →

Gertrud Preiswerk

Gertrud Preiswerk was a Swiss textile designer she was born in Basel. Between 1926 and 1930, she trained in-the weavingRead More →

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Katsuji Wakisaka is a Japanese textile designer. Between 1960 -1963 he studied textile design in Kyoto.Read More →

Rya Carpet Finnish Weaving Technique

Eva Brummer set up a studio in Helsinki in 1929 to revive the technique, which involves cutting the pile unevenly in order to create a thick relief effect. As rugs, the weavings became popular in the 1950s and were closely identified with the exuberant Scandinavian Modern style.Read More →

Rasch Brothers Wallpapers

After WWII, the company maintained its progressive edge with the sale of beautiful wallpapers by designers such as Lucienne Day, Salvador Dal, Shinkichi Tajiri, and Bruno Munari. The firm released their Zeitwande (Timewalls) wallpaper line in 1992, which featured designs by Ron Arad, Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini, Borek Spek, and Matteo Thun.Read More →