All you need to know about PaisleyPower.Com
This website provides information about: my unique paisley designs, how to buy/commission a design, Patrick Moriarty "the designer" including portfolio galleries of my fashion and furnishing designs, the history of the paisley symbol and paisley pattern and an online shop where you can buy beautiful hand-made products. I also provide specialist services including textile print design tuition. I currently teach 2 students who are designer/makers.
I currently produce designs on a freelance basis for Fusion CPH Studio in Copenhagen, which acts as my main agency. I am also undertaking ongoing commissions to produce paisley-related designs for 4 companies based in US, Canada and Central Asia. Recently I was commissioned to create 2 designs for a large US shoe company and then an independent fashion label in Copenhagen asked me to produce some ideas for black and white paisley scarves, 2 of which will soon be in production. I will be posting pics of the shoes and scarves as soon as I receive product photos from the clients. In June 2017 I was asked to provide fabric for MBM Bow Ties in Canada. They provide bow ties to the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and his family. I am also continually building and improving my own collection of paisley designs and products under my own label Paisley Power.
On 14th December 2015 I was filmed on a BBC1 television programme "Oxford Street Revealed" (series 3, episode 6). I was interviewed by the cameraman/director who asked me questions about my involvement in a craft fair that took place there (Oxford Street, London W1) in September 2015. I was selling my Paisley Power range of cushions and bags at the event. It was great to be filmed for the programme and the cameraman filmed me several times throughout the day. My bags and cushions were very visible in the programme with close-ups of my paisley rat patterned clap bags. Here is a link to the programme, which is only available in UK and also only available until 13 January 2016. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06sq80r
In May 2016 I was interviewed by Jamie Lowe, the assistant editor of WhereTraveler.com, one of the largest travel publications in the world. They publish 100 editions in 100 major cities across the globe. My interview regarding paisleys was published in the June 2016 edition. You can read more on my publicity page and my history of paisley page. The second picture in the left column is the start of the article. It shows a photo of beautiful printed silk fabric with a traditional paisley pattern from Kashmir, northern India. The start of my interview is also in the pic. You can read the whole interview on the WhereTraveler.com website page. The article has many interesting facts and illustrations about specialist textiles from their native countries.
Please visit my Etsy Shop called PaisleyPowerShop on my Etsy Shop page where a selection of products in a variety of fabrics and colours are available to buy. Sometimes the products are also in shops, art galleries and craft fairs, details available on my Stockists page. My products are all handmade. Apart from a few digitally printed products, 50% of the fabrics are screen-printed my me at an arts workshop called The Old Waterworks in Southend, Essex, UK. I have already sold several hundred cushions, hats, bags, aprons, bandanas and framed prints. Customers have given wonderful feedback and compliments regarding their satisfaction with the quality and delivery. Reviews can be read on the Etsy Shop page and on my Stockists page.
You can buy a selection of my designs on fabric from Spoonflower.com. You can have the designs printed on more than 20 different fabrics or as wallpaper or gift-wrap.
You can also interact with this website by email, blog, facebook, pinterest and twitter. It is always fascinating to see how paisleys are continually evolving and how designers interpret this timeless pattern and use it in unique ways.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding products, commissioning a design or tuition. To stay informed about new designs, developments and news, join the 'paisley power' facebook page or leave your email address via my Contact page to receive a monthly newsletter.
Power to the paisley!