Paisley-patterned Home Decor

OMG the wall paper is fab!!

Paisley Power

A « Paisley Positivity » table runner was bought by a customer. They chose the grey and white version of the design. The unique paisley design is also available as a tablecloth, dinner napkin, placemat, and tea towel.

« Paisley Positivity » table runner

Here is an image of a « Paisley Positivity » table runner designed by Patrick Moriarty. It’s such a subtle elegant paisley design in soft colors that it suits most dining rooms.

« Paisley Positivity » table runner

The aubergine version of the « Paisley Positivity » fabric was bought on March 30th, 2022 by a customer. Here is a photo of a sample of the printed fabric. The photo was taken by designer Patrick Moriarty.

Several customers have bought duvet covers made with this design. The fabric and duvet covers can be ordered from the PaisleyPower store at Spoonflower.

The aubergine version of the « Paisley Positivity » fabric designed by Patrick Moriarty

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« Paisley Rats » fabric

Paisley Power

A sample of the « Paisley Rats » fabric was bought on April 27th, 2022 by a customer on the Etsy shopping website. The design has large rat silhouettes and a white paisley pattern on a black background. The customer chose the black and white version printed on cotton.

« Paisley Rats » fabric

1 metre of « Paisley Rats » fabric was bought on April 29th, 2022 by a customer. They chose the small black and silver-grey version printed on cotton. It’s an ideal fabric for making fashion accessories. There are lots of different versions of the design in different scales and different colors to suit all different types of sewing projects. The large-scale versions are ideal for making duvet covers and curtains. The small-scale versions are best for making small fashion accessories including headbands, masks, belts, and pocket squares.

« Paisley Rats » fabric designed by Patrick Moriarty

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Rat Fabrics and Wallpapers

Paisley Power

2 yards of « Paisley Rat Mosaic » fabric were bought recently by a customer. They chose the tiny turquoise and white version printed on cotton. If you have pet rats, this is the perfect fabric for you to make rat accessories.

« Paisley Rat Mosaic » fabric designed by Patrick Moriarty

1 yard of « Paisley Rats » fabric (black and white) has been bought by a customer on March 19th, 2022. They chose the large-scale version which is ideal for making bedding and curtains. Other colors are available including red, and turquoise.

« Paisley Rats » fabric (black and white)

Here is a photo of 1 yard of the black and white Paisley Rats design printed on cotton. The design was created by Patrick Moriarty in 2014 in Southend-on-Sea UK.

black and white Paisley Rats fabric

The Paisley Rats design will be featured in an exhibition at a prestigious museum in Israel in May 2022…

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« Paisley Rats » Pocket Squares

Paisley Power

« Paisley Rats » pocket squares are unique gift ideas. 100% organic cotton sateen. A customer on eBay has already placed a bid for a black one (pictured below). There are several in stock in both colorways (black rat motifs or white rat motifs). Here is a photo of the pocket square with white rat motifs.

pocket square with white rat motifs

Here is the pocket square with black rat motifs on a white background. The pocket squares have been beautifully sewn with a black rolled hem. The hem frames the printed fabric square perfectly.

pocket square with black rat motifs on a white background

If you want to make your own pocket squares, there are other colors of the Paisley Rats fabric to choose from. 1 yard of Paisley Rats fabric was bought by a customer on March 7th, 2022. They chose the red version printed on cotton. The…

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Unique rat patterned fabric

Still the best design!

Paisley Power

The Paisley Rats fabric was bought on February 17th, 2022 by a customer on the Amazon website. They bought 1 yard of the small black & white version of the design printed on cotton. The fabric is ideal for making stylish fashion accessories such as scarves, masks, cosmetic bags, pocket squares, and headbands. Lots of customers worldwide buy the fabric from the PaisleyPower store at Spoonflower to make products to sell online.

Paisley Rats fabricasks,

1 yard of the « Paisley Rats » fabric (the small black and white version) was bought on February 25th, 2022 by an Amazon customer. The design has white rat motifs incorporated in an elaborate white paisley pattern on a black background.

« Paisley Rats » printed textile design by Patrick Moriarty

The « Paisley Rats » fabric has been bought today by a customer on the Amazon website. The design has large black rats and a black paisley pattern…

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UPG and Me: On Gnosis, Personal Gnosis, and Knowing in NeoPagan Practices

The Druid's Garden

As with any spiritual path, the question of how we build knowledge, what we believe, and where that knowledge comes from is important.  I think it is particularly important to druids as we have so few fragments of the Ancient Druid tradition.  We are constantly asking ourselves–where can we gain knowledge from? How do we build knowledge, and from what sources?

What is Gnosis?

Entering the Dreaming (Hawthorn card from the Plant Spirit Oracle Deck)

Gnosis refers to “knowledge of spiritual mysteries.” Gnostic traditions are those rooted in the idea that knowledge can be gained through esoteric (inner) practices, such as communion with a deity, prayer, meditation, repetitive activity, dreams, and so forth, and that that knowledge is important and valued. Throughout history and in many different spiritual traditions, Gnosis was an important part of any spirituality.  Seeking the mysteries on the deepest level often requires contemplation, silence, and communion…

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« Paisley Rats » fabric

Paisley Power

1 yard of « Paisley Rats » fabric was bought recently by a customer on the Etsy shopping website. They chose to have the rat pattern printed on Cypress Cotton Canvas, which is a suitable fabric for making table linen items such as runners and placemats.

« Paisley Rats » fabric black and white version

Here is a video of a « Paisley Rats » pillow cover. The fabric used to make the pillow cover was actually screenprinted by Patrick Moriarty in a community arts centre in Southend UK. Patrick scrunched the fabric before he fixed the ink with an iron. He did this because he wanted to create a grunge effect. A grunge effect is when a design looks slightly weathered or cracked.

« Paisley Rats » pillow cover

1 yard of Paisley Rats fabric was bought by a customer on eBay. They chose the red version printed on velvet. Velvet is an excellent choice of…

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Nature Connection, Wildcrafting, and the Wheel of the Year

The Druid's Garden

One interpretation of the wheel in terms of our own activity One interpretation of the wheel in terms of our own activity

The Wheel of the Year is obviously a powerful symbol, both in nature spiritual practices like druidry as well as more general neopagan practices.  It resonates with something that is ancestral and connected–living by the cycles and honoring the seasons. A host of different traditions use some form of a yearly wheel, and when you join many traditions, the wheel of the year is a critical part of the practice. But what do these holidays mean? How do they actually connect to our lives?  How do they connect to our local ecosystems, and how do the wheel holidays help us connect with nature?  I consider these questions and argue for a wildcrafted wheel of the year rooted in your own observation, connection, and daily life in connection with nature.

As a druid for the last 16 years, I feel…

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