Friday, March 20, 2015

Block Print Repeat

Tonight I carved a linoleum block for my repeat pattern of feathers:


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Color Theory for Textile Artists

I'm taking a bit of a diversion from pattern making and diving deep into color theory. I've signed up for an online class with Jane Dunnewold on color for textile artists. This week's homework was to work on some color wheels on both paper and cloth.






Thursday, March 12, 2015

Repeats by Hand pt. 2

Here's how we take the torn paper repeat and turn it into a repeating pattern -- just trace, and keep going!




Finally, to make a print block with no cuts through the shapes, I just collect one of each type of feather.

The circled elements will become a stamp for this pattern.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Repeats by Hand

I'm taking an online class on How to Design Fabric on CreativeBug. Our first exercise is to make a repeat by hand, using paper. I reworked one of my feather drawings onto a paper. It's eventually going to be carved into a stamp block, where I'll add more texture to the feathers.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Fanmail

Today I have some fanmail to share. Artist Renç Korzay used one of my pattern designs in a drawing.  I love the color choices! Take a look: