The Pattern Base

The Pattern Base

Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs

  1. Kristi O'Meara
  2. Edited by Audrey Victoria Keiffer
  • ISBN 9780500291795
  • 24.60 x 17.30 cm
  • Paperback
  • 368pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2015
‘This purely visual treat of a book, featuring textile, surface and print designs from around the world, will appease lovers of colour, texture and print’ – Country & Town House
‘… a practical encyclopedia … a beautiful publication … inspiring in its own way’– Irish Examiner

The Pattern Base presents textile and surface design by some of the most exciting up-and-coming designers worldwide and points to the way ahead for this vibrant field, showcasing over 550 designs organized thematically – a visual feast!

The Pattern Base
The Pattern Base

The future possibilities of print, pattern and clothing are endless and this book leads the way into that future – it is a wonderful sourcebook for all students, professionals and enthusiasts of textile and fashion design.

The Pattern Base includes illustrative, abstract, geometric, floral, representational and digital designs; and knitted, woven, hand-dyed and digitally printed fabrics, all drawn from the author’s online archive and blog, which she co-founded with Audrey Victoria Keiffer.

In tandem with the rise of exciting new technologies is a renewed appreciation of traditional craftsmanship and the handmade; of the tactility and construction of fabrics of all kinds. Illustrated biographies profile thirteen of the most significant textiles designers working today, who share new ways to communicate, experiment and become inspired.

Kristi O’Meara is a designer, illustrator and co-founder of, an online archive and blog dedicated to profiling the latest, most exciting work in textile and surface design around the world.

This title is also available as an eBook for Kindle, iBooks and Kobo