morning patterns: proud mary + free downloads

harper at proud mary used to work for habitat for humanity in south america, where she fell in love with the people and brightly colored fabrics. her time there inspired her to start her company, which works with talented textile artisans around the world to create home accessories like pillows. harper’s first collection with the company focused on working with weaving and sewing cooperatives in guatamala, and now she and her business partner molly are working with a small cooperative of women in townships surrounding capetown, south africa to create this collection. these talented women have created potato prints which are now being sold in pillow and fabric-by-the-yard form on proud mary’s new site. click here to check out the site, new collection, and shop online. thanks, harper!

*click here to see harper’s home tour on d*s

in other pattern news, the team at pattern people in portland and london are offering up some great free downloadable pattern designs! you can download them and use them for personal use (diy projects, etc) and can even recolor or rescale them to suit your needs. i love the “animal ikat” print, but you can check out the whole series right here. thanks, jessie!