Posts tagged ‘floralmetric’

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Diamond Repeat

Now that we’ve seen block repeats and half-drops, let’s look the repeat typesinvolving interlocking shapes (also called diaper by some sources. Do they still use that term, or has it lost out completely to its more common and less sexy usage?) First up, diamond repeats, which is nothing more mysterious than a block repeat turned [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-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. This week we’ll look at the last type of pattern direction, four-way. These are going to mostly be your grid-based geometrics — squares, [...]

Daily Swatch: May Flowers

Trellis from the collection of damselfly58 on Flickr. I think this qualifies as a floralmetric. On black! Therefore, perfect. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Diamond Repeat Daily Swatch: Two Weeks of Green Daily Swatch: May Flowers Daily Swatch: May Flowers Daily Swatch: May Flowers

Daily Swatch: Two Weeks of Green

Vintage Flower Power Daisies, curtains from the 1960s-70s, from the collection of Niesz Vintage Fabric (shop) on Flickr. I like how some of the flowers are stacked up. I’d say it almost qualifies as a floralmetric since the daisies are so graphic and in such regimented rows. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Two Weeks of Green [...]

Daily Swatch: Two Weeks of Love

Pink hearts on a gray floral-metric background, from the collection of Bella Dia on Flickr. I just made up that term, floral-metric. What do you think? Apt? Related posts: Daily Swatch: Two Weeks of Love Daily Swatch: Two Weeks of Love Daily Swatch: Two Weeks of Love Daily Swatch: Two Weeks of Love Daily Swatch: [...]

Daily Swatch: Folky Geometric/Pennsylvania Dutch

Folky geometric/Pennsylvania Dutch was a big hit and there’s so much more to post, so I’m going to continue the theme another week, just expanded to include conversational/novelty prints. The distinctive thing about this style that I’ve noticed is that it usually juxtaposes geometric, floral, and novelty motifs, so it’s hard to classify them in [...]

Daily Swatch: Folky Geometric Week

Reader Kiera sent these highly awesome swatches in for Folky Geometric week. She calls the style midcentury Pennsylvania Dutch, which sounds good to me. Thanks so much Kiera! Look, I have the same print in a different colorway … maybe we got them from the same eBay seller? Related posts: Daily Swatch: Folky Geometric/Pennsylvania Dutch [...]

Daily Swatch: Folky Geometric Week

Lovely Vintage Fabric, $20/yard Salem Stencil Vintage Fabric, $18/yard Two examples of this as-yet-pinned-down style from Paperhillfabrics on Etsy. (Thanks to Jenny from Blempgorf for letting me know about this shop.) Pennsylvania Dutch maybe? Related posts: Daily Swatch: Folky Geometric/Pennsylvania Dutch Daily Swatch: Folky Geometric Week Daily Swatch: Folky Geometric Week Daily Swatch: Folky Geometric [...]