Tag - Pattern Collections

Seamless Pattern Designs Cornucopia Collection

Introducing the Cornucopia Collection

The word cornucopia comes from two Latin words: Cornu, meaning horn, and Copia, abundance. How did a horn come to symbolize abundance? It comes from a Greek myth. Amalthea, the name of the goat which fed Zeus as a baby, broke off. In its breaking, it was endowed with the power to be filled with whatever the owner desired, usually fruit, flowers, or grain. This symbol of abundance is often associated with Thanksgiving. It speaks to the quantity of food...

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ICYMI: Lots of New Patterns in the Libraries

Fall has arrived, and it seems like everyone is putting the beach chairs away and getting back into the work groove. If it's been a while since you last looked through our pattern libraries, you're in for a treat. Over the past couple of months, we've added a lot of new patterns to both our licensable and proprietary libraries. Some additions were added as mini collections, while others were single designs. We currently have over 700 patterns to license and...

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Three patterns in the background with words reading Natura Collection.

Introducing The Natura Collection

Are you registered to view our proprietary library? If not, you might want to sign up today to view our new Natura Collection. In this collection, we want to bring the outdoors inside, particularly into healthcare interiors. There has been a lot of research into the physical and mental health benefits of nature. Today, interior designers purposefully design healthcare interiors to incorporate nature into their designs. In some cases, that means access to nature itself. Yet, where that isn’t possible, nature-inspired...

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Field of tulips in bloom with words on top that read The Netherlands Collection.

Introducing The Netherlands Collection

In the spring of 2022, I went on a creative trip to the Netherlands. While this was technically a vacation, life as a creative entrepreneur means that even my vacations usually influence my work. Planning for inspiration, I made sure to pack my new camera. Last year, I treated myself to a new camera so I could take better photos for Design Pool in between professional photo shoots. I’m still getting to know the camera, but how much better the...

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Photo of type ready for letterpress that reads Museum of Printing.

Moveable Type, a New Design Pool Collection

The Museum of Printing “is dedicated to preserving the history of the graphic arts, printing equipment, and printing craftsmanship.” I visited this museum this spring with Color Karma’s Shoshana Burgett and quickly realized I could have spent hours getting lost in this museum. Located in Haverhill, Massachusetts, this museum has small exhibits and extensive special collections. They have hundreds of examples of antique printing, typesetting, and bindery equipment. In addition, there are two libraries of books and documents about the history...

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Woman holder swatch of fabric with Design Pool's pattern Frequency.

Revisit The Cryptology Collection

At NeoCon 2021, Design Pool unveiled The Cryptology Collection. Even though it was our first time exhibiting at NeoCon, this collection made an impression. Two groups in the collection were named Interior Design Magazine HiP Award honorees and our Knowledge is Power group was a HiP Award winner. Metropolis Magazine named the Radio Waves group as one of their #MetropolisLikes products. Ahead of NeoCon 2022, we think it's a good time to revisit The Cryptology Collection Let's revisit The Cryptology Collection. The...

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Background of patterns with a purple overlay. Words read String Art, a new proprietary collection

String Art, a New Proprietary Collection

The Design Pool Proprietary Library continues to expand with more patterns and new designers, A few weeks ago we added the Swatch Collection, and this week we added String Art, In this collection, there are six different patterns, each with its own colorline. String Art Collection The String Art Collection was named after the genre of art created with string and thread that we see trending in contemporary art. This genre isn't new though. Back in the 19th century, Mary Everest...

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Embroidery hoop with Design Pool logo embroidered inside.

The Embroidery Stitches of Invisible Threads

We created the Invisible Threads collection out of an urge to bring embroidered textiles into interiors where they can’t usually be. It may sound strange that a type of fabric can’t be used in a room, but materials used in interiors need to pass different tests to be deemed serviceable in different kinds of interiors. For example, fabrics destined for fancy houses where no one actually sits on that living room couch don’t require high test results. However, fabrics destined...

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Our New Invisible Threads Collection

Our new Invisible Threads collection makes its debut at NeoCon 2022. However, Design Pool followers can get a peek at the collection early! The collection consists of ten original patterns, all designed by Kristen Dettoni. The collection was inspired by a Chinese proverb that reads, "An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle but it will never break." Kristen was thinking of this invisible thread in...

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Woman sitting on stool embroidering. Photo only shows her hands.

The Design Process Behind Invisible Threads

People who don’t work with textiles are usually surprised to learn that the inspiration for the computer was actually a loom. Invented in Lyon, France, by Joseph Marie Jacquard, the machine Jacquard developed used horizontally placed needles to sense the presence or absence of holes in a card. This told the loom whether to raise a warp thread or not. Jacquard exhibited his invention in 1801 at the Paris Industrial Exhibition and by 1812 there were 11,000 Jacquard machines...

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