“Stewart’s exceptional authorial ability to string it all together [makes Patternalia] feel both cohesive and wildly exciting.”

AIGA Eye on Design

“A new book that dives into the history of these oft-overlooked design motifs of everyday life… Plainly fascinating.”


“A brisk flip through the sampler of patterns we take for granted every single day.”

Toronto Globe and Mail

“As author Jude Stewart reveals in her new book Patternalia, the backstories [of patterns] are as varied and complex as they are revealing.”

Fast Company Co.Design

“In this delightful romp through the world of textiles, Stewart (ROY G. BIV) shows how patterns crisscross the globe…A true treasure for readers interested in design or fashion.”

Publishers Weekly