This Summer Is All About Turkish Patterns

With the recent heat wave of sorts this week (hello the three days of summer we’re lucky to get this year) all the rules about what to wear from the wardrobe have been thrown out the window. And while a walk around town will have you looking at many people who are just a bit too warm in shorts and vests tops that only get worn once or twice a year, you like us might have noticed some people with light scarves and very funky patterns on them. At first I thought it far eastern influence form around India and Bangladesh that we were seeing pop up in stores like Zara & New Look. But a little bit of research online in to the patterns themselves told us that it was actually the Middle East that was the underlying influence, specifically in Turkey. I thought today on the blog we’d take a look. Read more…

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Pocket Full of Pretty Green

The success story of Pretty Green is pretty impressive. Not many of us could have imagined that wild man and rock star Liam Gallagher had it in him to create a brand as big of this with most of us pinning the creative genius  to his brothers chest.

During the 90’s Gallagher was pretty much unstoppable and if Oasis were still together they would still be one of the biggest bands on the planet. Despite consistent rumours and a huge demand the quarrelling brothers are still to make up and tour. Read more…

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When Big Brands Try Patterns

You know we’re pattern obsessed here. Much of our time spent shopping in town involves staring at displays more than products. What we love more than anything else is when a shop decides to put some patterns in their branding that reflect what it is a company wants to be, and at the same time, look extremely cool. To highlight just exactly what we mean, we had a snoop around online to find some examples of brands using patterns in their material seamlessly. Read more…

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A Stitch In Time Saves…. Your Ear?

We love any and all kinds of patterns, especially anything paisley of course. So when you see paisley shaped (in this case an ear) and someone is going to stich it, you know we’re going to take a vested interest. Read more…

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Creating Your Own Patterns

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A problem that many people with a passion for design come up against is the lack of ability to do anything with the ideas. If you can’t stitch but have the best ideas it can be very difficult to convey them. This is why we would recommend learning. Read more…

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Looking for Paisley In Paisley

Hello there everyone. Yes it’s been a while since we had a post, but there’s no better excuse to blog on the paisley rather than talking about what we got up to over the Easter Weekend. Yes we went hunting for paisley in Paisley. And while it mightn’t have been the most eventful place to go looking for a lovely piece of perfectly designed fabric, we still had an amazing time in Glasgow. Read more…

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Christmas Jumper Madness

There is only one time in the year where we throw the rulebook out the window regarding our love of patterns and give in to temptation. Read more…

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Christmas Patterns That Hypnotise

Try and stare at any of these Christmas patterns for longer than just a few seconds and you’ll feel as though you’re trying to figure out a Magic Eye puzzle. Read more…

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Paisley Knitwear on the Slopes

With the cold temperatures of winter beginning to bite, long gone are our Hawaiian shorts and short sleeve shirts, having resigned those items to the back of the wardrobe for yet another year. Read more…

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Welsh Pears or American Pickles?

Paisley pattern is probably one of the most enduring design patterns ever produced, almost everyone in the western world has owned an item of clothing which has been printed or embroidered with the motif. Read more…