Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Two-Way

The Daily Swatch features a piece of vintage fabric (almost) every day. Themes change periodically. Please add your own examples of the theme to the True Up and/or Vintage Fabric Flickr pools.

Vintage fabric - umbrella

Is it raining down or up? So far in this series on pattern types we have been looking at directionality and have covered tossed and one-way. Now on to the two-way designs. These look the same whether they are turned right-side up or upside-down, but not if they are turned sideways. Extra credit if you can tell how that’s utilized in garment production.

The print above is from the collection of cluttershop on Flickr.

One Comment

  1. Becky says:

    That print would really bug my Virgo brain. Upside down rain? Preposterous! ;-)

    Thanks for sharing these prints. I am learning so much from your blog.