Diane Itter was an American fibre artist working in the early 1970’s creating small-scale works from fine, vividly coloured threads. Inspired by historical textiles from Peru, Japan and Africa, her work took on a very different approach to other fibre artists of the time, who were producing large scale hangings and woven sculptures using natural, undyed fibres and unevenly tied knots. Studying at the University of Pittsburg, she was encouraged by the artist William Itter (her future husband) to experiment with hand-tied knots rather than loom-woven fabrics. A game changer of her time, Itter led to the next wave of experimental fibre artists such as Lia Cook and Helena Hernmarck. Sadly she died in 1989 at just age 43 but her beautiful work can still be seen in museum collections around the world.

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Patternbank are loving Zak Ové’s celebration of African and Trinidadian culture, where he pays tribute to both spiritual and artistic African identity. Born in London he now lives and works in both London and Trinidad. Zak works in sculpture, film, painting and photography, often collaging antique and found materials, where he is interested in reinterpreting lost culture and mythology. We particular love these wonderful collaged works, a carnival of decoration and pattern! Check out his Instagram page here for more inspiring work.

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This is our essential Vision 1–5: Collection Spring/Summer 2018 Print and Pattern Trend Report Bundle containing all 5 of our popular bitesize SS18 Vision Print Reports.

BUY VISION 1–5: SPRING/SUMMER 2018 COLLECTION

Across all 5 reports you get:

  • 15 print trend stories containing 15 mood pages

  • 30 print direction and 30 colour usage pages

  • Over 100 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 300 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

  • Incredible value 5 x PDF bundle


Vision 1: SS18 Print Trend Themes
Living Garden / Abstract Thread / Bloom in Detail

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As it’s Valentine’s Day we thought we’d highlight some of our rose and heart designs that sum up the day. Head over to our online design studio to check out more of our rose and romantic referenced florals – Patternbank online studio – Roses. Featured designs:- Digital Rose by SHK Design, Liquified Rose Repeat by Suzanne Newman,  Red Roses in Green by Jaqueline Laux, Rose Garden by Susi Jianya Catwalk: Dolce & Gabbana, House of Holland & Tory Burch via Vogue & Imaxtree.

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David McLeod’s work experiments with colour, form and texture in a truly modern way, pushing the boundaries to produce surreal, organic animations and compositions of curious, abstract shapes. His series “Colourflow” can be viewed on Vimeo as hypnotic displays of moving particles, not unlike a Starling Murmuration: where they form a fantastic acrobatic mass before roosting. Another playful side to his work are his typography explorations into different hair characteristics through a bad pun. Originally from Australia, he now lives and works in New York City, go check out more of his recent work on Instagram where you can find visual inspiration interspersed by wonderful natural images.

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If you couldn’t make it to PV this year, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Enter discount code ‘PREMIUM15’ at our Online Textile Design Studio to receive a 15% discount. Valid until 28 February 2017.

The future of buying and selling textile designs is online so we’re showing our latest exclusive collection online. Come on over to our virtual stand to browse more than 33,000 designs and buy the finest on-trend, exclusive hand picked designs from the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio. Our designs are painstakingly categorised, tagged and sorted into seasonal trend themes to save you time and money.

Patternbank will not not be exhibiting at PV, but our trend team will be there taking in what’s hot and new in preparation for our popular Premiere Vision Trend Report which will be available to buy shortly after the show.

Featured design – Blue Tropical Foliage With Flowers by Katerina Gri

Gary Graham eclectic layered collection took references from old historic textiles. Patternbank loved the exquisite detail of the dramatic embroideries and dark gothic autumnal prints.

See Gary Graham’s full collection on Vogue.com

Watch out for our Fall 2017 Catwalk Print Trend Report to inspire you in all your new seasonal developments – live in March. Check out our Spring/Summer 2017 Catwalk report here.