Print Pattern Archive

Print Pattern Archive The Print Pattern Archive collection is an exceptional private collection of over 50,000 antique fabric swatches and wallpaper books spanning from the 1800's to the 1980's.

Clients include Alexander McQueen, M&S, architects, hotel groups and homes.

Clients include Alexander McQueen, M&S, architects, hotel groups and homes.

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It’s easy to keep looking up the mountain path as you keep climbing to the top. Today I’m stopping to admire the view an...
11/10/2021

It’s easy to keep looking up the mountain path as you keep climbing to the top. Today I’m stopping to admire the view and see how far I’ve climbed.🏔

I was gifted this archive nine years ago, as a thank you for my kindness 20 years ago! ❤️

I hit the ground running and build the business from zero up. ⬆️

On a personal level I battled through my ex husbands leukaemia at 40 being basically a single mum of 3 and a carer on just my income. I came out at 40. 🌈…then separation and divorce. I had skin cancer. I lost everything in a house fire. Had 4 house moves. Blended a family of 5 children 😅. Survived lockdown. Bought a house we’re renovating …..and so so much more. Phew!

The business has been my joy, passion and my refuge. So many times I would shut the studio door and forget about the crazy world outside! 😊

The business moved into The Monastery. It survived the pandemic, and blossomed into new areas like bespoke wallpaper and interiors.

Now a new venture begins as the business adds an online shop to buy repeat prints so I can reach new clients across the globe 🌏

Next year I will qualify as an interfaith minister (Rev. Chez as my friends call me! 😆) I’ve certainly earned my warrior stripes over the years, now it’s time to share my wisdom 😘

Everyday I’m grateful for this gift of a lifetime. Also for the lovely people I work with. Come rain or shine in life it’s always with me.

When I’m getting it wrong I’m learning. When I’m getting it right I’m thriving. 💪🏼

Life is quite a journey. A huge THANK YOU to the universe for mine. ✨💫✨🙏🏻

#gratitude #lifeisalearningcurve #entrepreneurmindset #remembertolookbacksometimes #newadventuresawait #printpatternarchive
#antiquetextilearchive
#tenacity

It’s easy to keep looking up the mountain path as you keep climbing to the top. Today I’m stopping to admire the view and see how far I’ve climbed.🏔

I was gifted this archive nine years ago, as a thank you for my kindness 20 years ago! ❤️

I hit the ground running and build the business from zero up. ⬆️

On a personal level I battled through my ex husbands leukaemia at 40 being basically a single mum of 3 and a carer on just my income. I came out at 40. 🌈…then separation and divorce. I had skin cancer. I lost everything in a house fire. Had 4 house moves. Blended a family of 5 children 😅. Survived lockdown. Bought a house we’re renovating …..and so so much more. Phew!

The business has been my joy, passion and my refuge. So many times I would shut the studio door and forget about the crazy world outside! 😊

The business moved into The Monastery. It survived the pandemic, and blossomed into new areas like bespoke wallpaper and interiors.

Now a new venture begins as the business adds an online shop to buy repeat prints so I can reach new clients across the globe 🌏

Next year I will qualify as an interfaith minister (Rev. Chez as my friends call me! 😆) I’ve certainly earned my warrior stripes over the years, now it’s time to share my wisdom 😘

Everyday I’m grateful for this gift of a lifetime. Also for the lovely people I work with. Come rain or shine in life it’s always with me.

When I’m getting it wrong I’m learning. When I’m getting it right I’m thriving. 💪🏼

Life is quite a journey. A huge THANK YOU to the universe for mine. ✨💫✨🙏🏻

#gratitude #lifeisalearningcurve #entrepreneurmindset #remembertolookbacksometimes #newadventuresawait #printpatternarchive
#antiquetextilearchive
#tenacity

The moment in my career when I realise I play #dressupdoll for a living 😆1 garment 4 different prints…which is your favo...
06/10/2021

The moment in my career when I realise I play #dressupdoll for a living 😆
1 garment 4 different prints…which is your favourite?
Does anyone remember paper cut dolls?? I knew age 4 I was destined for fashion. I used to spend HOURS putting different looks together 😵‍💫😍😆

#printpreviews #garmentdesign #printdesignerlife #antiquetextiles #printpatternarchive #floralvintage #dressupdoll #printobsessed

Taadaah! My wallpapers for the @covtelhotel I finally stayed a night on the way back from London and saw the hotel in al...
05/10/2021

Taadaah! My wallpapers for the @covtelhotel
I finally stayed a night on the way back from London and saw the hotel in all its retro #manmendecor glory.

I worked with Squid Inc whe designed the #hotelgotham as well as many other gorgeous spaces.

I’ve just finished the design for the Bristol hotel Gotham…this time with a legal theme as it’s in the old legal chambers on Park Str**t.

@redfernoliver selected an original mid century wallpaper that I tweaked & reproduced.

The geo was a collab with a designer who created the pattern inspired by the buildings architecture.

The third wallpaper is hidden in the hotel suit (it was booked when we arrived dammit!) I created it from old telegraph newsprint…looks gorgeous but you’ll have to take my word for it!
#bespokehotelsinteriors #bespokewallpaper #wallpaperarchives #uniquewalls #interiortrends #midcenturystyle #midcenturywallpaper

Hot off the press! This gorgeous print from ASOS using my archive prints.There’s nothing makes me happier than seeing my...
13/09/2021

Hot off the press! This gorgeous print from ASOS using my archive prints.

There’s nothing makes me happier than seeing my antique prints come to life as a beautiful garment.

The ASOS occasion team are so talented. They visited the archive a couple of weeks ago and it’s always such a pleasure to work with…tons of creativity and vision. Apparently The feeling’s mutual, they love working with me too 🥰

#asosoccasionwear #asosdesignteam #vintageprintdress #antiquedealersofinstagram #autumnfashion #antiquetextilearchive #dreamjob #talentedclients #bluefloraldress

Weekend escape to the lakes. Vistas, wild swimming & amazing food @kystyamble and my fave gallery cafe @heatoncooperstud...
12/09/2021

Weekend escape to the lakes. Vistas, wild swimming & amazing food @kystyamble and my fave gallery cafe @heatoncooperstudio
Of course the best bit is escaping with my gorgeous girl 🥰 our house is a mess with major building work at the moment so this was a much needed dust free break. Back to the hoover tonight 😳
We stayed at Howe foot lodge next to Wordsworth’s house….Absolute heaven 🥰
#ambleside #weekendescape #inspiringplaces #artandpoetry #meandering #lazydays #wellearnedbreak #kystyambleside #heatoncooper

👀 sneak peek of the bespoke velvet fabric I created for the upholstered bench seating @themonasterymcr All part of the H...
27/08/2021

👀 sneak peek of the bespoke velvet fabric I created for the upholstered bench seating @themonasterymcr

All part of the HUGE interiors project I’ve been working on there overhauling a whole Monastery…Singlehandedly creating magical spaces to get lost in. An interior designer with an archive up her sleeve 😘

This velvet has a giant botanical illustration print. I wanted a little bit Alice in Wonderland meets apothecary for the Sanctuary Cafe area. I really love the black satin piping 🖤🖤🖤

#bespokefabric #interiordesignerantiques #velvetlushiousness #themonasterymcr #thesanctuaryofpeaceandhealing #botanicalfabric #printpatternarchiveinteriors #aliceinwonderlandaesthetic #heritagestyle #interiordesignermanchester

Still one of my fave prints. Inspiration for #oliviavonhalle silk pyjamas absolute luxury!!Perfect for late summer eveni...
25/08/2021

Still one of my fave prints. Inspiration for #oliviavonhalle silk pyjamas absolute luxury!!

Perfect for late summer evenings now the sun sets earlier and I’m already far too excited about my autumn wardrobe 🙌🍂🍁

Does anyone else get a compulsion to buy nice stationery & start new projects about now?? Or is it just me?!

Lots of new projects starting in a few weeks. I’m excited to get out to score some vintage from my dealers wearing said wardrobe 👀😁

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer 🍹☀️🍸

#autumnfashion #transitionalflorals #aw2223 #printpatternarchive #vintagefloralcollections #dreamyflorals #oliviavonhallesilkpyjamas #slinkymalinky #lastsummerflingbeforeschool #stationeryaddict

This week I’m creating reproduction heritage wallpaper.This gorgeous wall behind me is full of amazing texture, crackle,...
24/06/2021

This week I’m creating reproduction heritage wallpaper.
This gorgeous wall behind me is full of amazing texture, crackle, chalky paint pigments and patina. My ninja skill is to capture all that heritage beauty and keep all that history without making it into a flat lifeless wallpaper.
Imagine what these walls have seen??!!
I really honour this process and take so much time to study every detail before I capture it digitally.
Once it’s heritage and history has landed in my computer it’s up to me to recreate and enhance those glorious analogue marks and narratives into a wallpaper.
Then it’s captured forever and it’s applications are endless from large scale contemporary statement walls to traditional settings.
#lovemyjob❤ #heritagewallpaper #reproductionheritagewalls #wallswithpatina #bespokewallpaper #bespokeheritagebuilding #heritagestyle #heritageinteriors
#wallpaperdesigner

Today we’re talking vintage feed sacks. What are they & why are they so cute?! If you want to find out what they’re all ...
26/05/2021

Today we’re talking vintage feed sacks. What are they & why are they so cute?! If you want to find out what they’re all about you can head to our All Things Print magazine on the website 👀our guest blogger Charlie Walker tells us all about it with a good helping of eye candy!

#vintagefeedsack #antiquetextilearchive #retroprints #printpatternarchive #printdesigner #printstudio #allthingsprintmagazine #textileheritage

New statement Venice print for @suzannahlondon as featured on this gorgeous dress 😍.I love the scale and the gorgeous sk...
11/05/2021

New statement Venice print for @suzannahlondon as featured on this gorgeous dress 😍.
I love the scale and the gorgeous sketchy line depicting a vintage Venitian str**t scene complete with gondolas.
It started life as a 1950’s wallpaper from the archive. I reinterpreted it and created a repeat design.
I love seeing the final piece and how the designer interprets the design into the garment 🖤.
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#vintageprintdesign #suzannahlondon #veniceprint #venicedress #printpatternarchive #consciouscreator #timelessdesign #timelessdesignneverdates

I had to share my new love..my slinky velvet bomber from eBay!!I’m not really a labels girl but I love tactile luxuries ...
06/05/2021

I had to share my new love..my slinky velvet bomber from eBay!!

I’m not really a labels girl but I love tactile luxuries like velvet and cashmere because they feel amazing 🥰
I’m very planet conscious so I buy mostly second hand which is easy when I’m out sourcing for archive pieces 👀 (ahem, and myself, I’m a sucker for vintage print!)
Don’t you just love a bargain?! 🖤

#fashionhacks #vintagejacket #japaneseprint #slinkybomber #consciousconsumer #luckyfind

I had to share my new love..my slinky velvet bomber from eBay!!

I’m not really a labels girl but I love tactile luxuries like velvet and cashmere because they feel amazing 🥰
I’m very planet conscious so I buy mostly second hand which is easy when I’m out sourcing for archive pieces 👀 (ahem, and myself, I’m a sucker for vintage print!)
Don’t you just love a bargain?! 🖤

#fashionhacks #vintagejacket #japaneseprint #slinkybomber #consciousconsumer #luckyfind

A fresh new design for @fabricgodmother 🖤 made into a gorgeous dress by the very talented @raccoontail This was original...
05/05/2021

A fresh new design for @fabricgodmother 🖤 made into a gorgeous dress by the very talented @raccoontail This was originally an antique 1930’s silk swatch from my #antiquetextilearchive it has tree foliage and gorgeous full moons. It looks like a soft camo but r**t classy!

#homemadedress #slowfashion #imadeitmyself #fabricgodmother #printpatternarchive #fullmoonfabric #racoontail #vintagefabricforsale #homemadefashion #weekendprojects

I’m so excited! We have a moving date to move into our new house ⭐️🏡 I’m even more excited because it’s a PROJECT!! With...
27/03/2021

I’m so excited! We have a moving date to move into our new house ⭐️🏡
I’m even more excited because it’s a PROJECT!! With OUTHOUSES! Why am I more excited about creating a garden den to live in than the actual house? 🤷‍♀️
For those who don’t know I am obsessed with plants snd my house is JUNGLIST MASSIVE! Even though I have masses to do I decided to repot lots of my house trees (big job). Now I’m excited about filling the new house with even more plants like this cute one here from @happy_houseplants ❤️🌿🌴🌱.
#houseplantobsession #junglistmassive #cantwaittomove #newhouseproject🏡 #spiritualgardener #gardeninteriorstyle #interiorlandscaping #plantsmakepeoplehappy #botanicalinteriors #printpatternarchive #antiquetextilearchive

I’m so excited! We have a moving date to move into our new house ⭐️🏡
I’m even more excited because it’s a PROJECT!! With OUTHOUSES! Why am I more excited about creating a garden den to live in than the actual house? 🤷‍♀️
For those who don’t know I am obsessed with plants snd my house is JUNGLIST MASSIVE! Even though I have masses to do I decided to repot lots of my house trees (big job). Now I’m excited about filling the new house with even more plants like this cute one here from @happy_houseplants ❤️🌿🌴🌱.
#houseplantobsession #junglistmassive #cantwaittomove #newhouseproject🏡 #spiritualgardener #gardeninteriorstyle #interiorlandscaping #plantsmakepeoplehappy #botanicalinteriors #printpatternarchive #antiquetextilearchive

This is the ⭐️FABULOUS⭐️ reworked 1930’s vintage print I created for @fabricgodmother One of my archive dress prints fro...
25/03/2021

This is the ⭐️FABULOUS⭐️ reworked 1930’s vintage print I created for @fabricgodmother
One of my archive dress prints from 1930 digitised for 2021 and still looking stunning though 90 years old?!
You can buy her dress fabrics by the metre and create vintage fabulousness with her cool patterns. I’m more of a fabric hoarder than a maker...ahem 😉 Though in my dream life where I float around in my own fashions in my vogue lifestyle house (minus the mess of 5 kids 😂).
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#vintagedressfabric #vintageprint #homemadedress #slowfashionmovement #timelessdesign #antiquetextiles #vintageprintdesigner #antiquedealersofinstagram #antiquetextilearchive #printpatternarchive #fabricgodmother

This is the ⭐️FABULOUS⭐️ reworked 1930’s vintage print I created for @fabricgodmother
One of my archive dress prints from 1930 digitised for 2021 and still looking stunning though 90 years old?!
You can buy her dress fabrics by the metre and create vintage fabulousness with her cool patterns. I’m more of a fabric hoarder than a maker...ahem 😉 Though in my dream life where I float around in my own fashions in my vogue lifestyle house (minus the mess of 5 kids 😂).
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#vintagedressfabric #vintageprint #homemadedress #slowfashionmovement #timelessdesign #antiquetextiles #vintageprintdesigner #antiquedealersofinstagram #antiquetextilearchive #printpatternarchive #fabricgodmother

Happy Monday! Well it is for me because my double decker red nails match my antique textiles 🎉😍It’s the little things th...
22/03/2021

Happy Monday! Well it is for me because my double decker red nails match my antique textiles 🎉😍
It’s the little things that make me happy!
Anybody else having a happy Monday morning moment?
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#happymondayeveryone #rednails♥️ #mondaymorningglam #colourpopnails #doubledeckerred #printpatternarchive #antiquetextilescollections #colourinspiration #antiqueinteriorstyle

Happy Monday! Well it is for me because my double decker red nails match my antique textiles 🎉😍
It’s the little things that make me happy!
Anybody else having a happy Monday morning moment?
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#happymondayeveryone #rednails♥️ #mondaymorningglam #colourpopnails #doubledeckerred #printpatternarchive #antiquetextilescollections #colourinspiration #antiqueinteriorstyle

Zimmerman showcased these gorgeous Art Noveau florals on the catwalk 📷What’s not to love about romantic florals 😍 a defi...
12/03/2021

Zimmerman showcased these gorgeous Art Noveau florals on the catwalk 📷
What’s not to love about romantic florals 😍 a definite trend for SS21 🖤
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#ss21trends #zimmermanndress #printpatternarchive #artnouveauprints #printdesign #antiquetextilescollections #antiqueprintsonloan

Heritage to haute couture 🖤 More of our gorgeous antique prints making it into exclusive collections. Olivia von Halle m...
10/03/2021

Heritage to haute couture 🖤 More of our gorgeous antique prints making it into exclusive collections.

Olivia von Halle make the slinkiest silk pjs, and luxe collections. I always look forward to their shoots and this one is pattern heaven!

Next pic is the print up close and if you flick to the last pic you can see the original antique textile. French C19th floral, worked up into the colour pop ground it looks really contemporary.
I love how historical prints are a never ending source of inspiration. 🖤
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#heritagetohautecouture #antiquetextiles #oliviavonhalle #workingtextilearchive #printdesign #printstudio #printpatternarchive #printandpattern

One of our prints in ASOS, now a gorgeous embroidery on this slinky dress. 🖤..#asosoccasionwear #slinkysatin #vintagepri...
10/02/2021

One of our prints in ASOS, now a gorgeous embroidery on this slinky dress. 🖤
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#asosoccasionwear #slinkysatin #vintageprint #printstudio #vintagestyle #archivetowardrobe #manchesteruk #themonasterymanchester #antiquetextilearchive

One of our prints in ASOS, now a gorgeous embroidery on this slinky dress. 🖤
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#asosoccasionwear #slinkysatin #vintageprint #printstudio #vintagestyle #archivetowardrobe #manchesteruk #themonasterymanchester #antiquetextilearchive

Now I’m based in the beautiful Monastery I’m lucky enough to look at glorious windows like these...aren’t they amazing??...
01/02/2021

Now I’m based in the beautiful Monastery I’m lucky enough to look at glorious windows like these...aren’t they amazing??! But even more special is the hint of print underneath.
Would this not make a beautiful fabric or wallpaper...??? Me thinks yes. And those colours 😍 just wanted to share 🖤
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#Themonasterymanchester #springwindows #puginarchitecture #printhint #antiquewallpaper #antiquetextilearchive #historicalwallpaper #printpatternarchive #mondaymorningboosters

Now I’m based in the beautiful Monastery I’m lucky enough to look at glorious windows like these...aren’t they amazing??! But even more special is the hint of print underneath.
Would this not make a beautiful fabric or wallpaper...??? Me thinks yes. And those colours 😍 just wanted to share 🖤
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#Themonasterymanchester #springwindows #puginarchitecture #printhint #antiquewallpaper #antiquetextilearchive #historicalwallpaper #printpatternarchive #mondaymorningboosters

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Thousands of pattern samples from 1850 - 1980 covering every style of pattern from florals to tapestries. Inspiration for fashion and home brands to create innovative & ideas & collections.

The Print Pattern Archive was originally collected by Marlene Goldstein which was then housed in the fashion districts of New York for over 30 years. At this time, the Print Pattern Archive provided inspiration to New York top brands such as Ralph Lauren, Donna Karen and Victoria's Secret. In 1997, talented young designer Cheryl was fortunate enough to gain employment with Marlene at the Print Pattern Archive. She worked setting up the New York design studio for two years until she had to return back to England.

'It was like a dream come true to be able to explore this beautiful and unique historical archive and set up this exciting new design studio. As a young designer I was so excited and inspired. I was like a child in a sweet shop!' Cheryl

Twenty years later, in an unexpected turn, Marlene contacted Cheryl and asked her if she would like to take over and house the Print Pattern Archive in England. Much to Cheryl's surprise, Marlene gifted Cheryl the Print Pattern Archive as a thank you for all of her work and drive back in 1998, which was a challenging time for Marlene. Marlene knew that only Cheryl loved and understood the Print Pattern Archive as she had and wanted Cheryl to have The Print Pattern Archive and breathe new life into it.

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