Screenshots from http://patternbase.tumblr.com/
The PatternBase is a resource and place of inspiration for designers and pattern lovers. It began as a personal Tumblr created by Kristi O'Meara in 2011, and has since expanded to include a homepage website, and soon to be a book - which looks amazing.
It provides an insight into the art and industries of textile + surface design, and its designers. It is also a joy to browse through :)