Posts tagged ‘floral’

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Half-Drop Repeat

Have you had your first seriously spring day yet where you live? Here’s a simple, springy half-drop floral from the collection of s n o r k on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Half-Drop Repeat Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Half-Drop Repeat Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Half-Drop Repeat Daily Swatch: Pattern [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Half-Drop Repeat

Unlike the floral print I showed you on Friday, you can actually see both the horizontal and vertical edges of the repeat in this one(from the vintage collection of chickadee nest on Flickr). First, we isolate a motif and connect the dots. Triangle = half-drop. (I screened back the fabric a little so you can [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Half-Drop Repeat

Here is a continuous, closely packed floral pattern, from the collection of myglorydaze on Flickr. It’s easy enough to spot a half drop with simple designs like the one shown earlier this week, but little bit trickier with busier patterns. What you have to do is pick one element/motif, look for it to appear again [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeats

Thank you, little tulip print from Dewitt & Co., for having built-in registration marks so that we can better find your repeat. Block repeats are the easiest to make, but the downside is they look blocky. If you’re doing a tossed print with a block repeat it’s tricky to avoid tracking, those unintentional vertical and [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Two-Way

Vintage pink and red floral fabric, from the collection of Niesz Vintage Fabric (shop | blog) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeat Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Hexagons Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – One-Way Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Hexagons

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Two-Way

Stripe = two-way in most cases. The vines in this print from Japanese shop Pindot are also oriented right-side-up and upside-down, so this is a two-way print. But remember that a print’s directionality is defined by the most restrictive layer — if the alternating stripes weren’t flipped here, the print would be one-way. Oh and [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – One-Way

Green and blue floral (clovers?) from the collection of cluttershop (blog | True Up interview) on Flickr. I was going to say this design could have easily been more versatile, directionality-wise, with a little tweaking. But it would lose a lot of charm without the stems, the drop shadows, the white accents to the top-left [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – One-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. In a continuing series on pattern types, this week the Daily Swatch will feature one-way prints. These are prints in which the motifs [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed

I was looking around for a tossed print that has uneven coverage — areas where the motifs are packed together in areas but dispersed in others — this almost fits the bill, but not quite! I still love it though. It’s from the collection of knittingiris on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – [...]