Posts tagged ‘houndstooth’

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types- Misc. Tessellations – Houndstooth

In case you’ve forgotten what a classic, woven houndstooth looks like after seeing all the printed variations this week, here it is. Of course *classic* classic houndstooth is black & white. The green & cream houndstooth above is a wool piece from ZinniaSnipSnap on Etsy. I’m starting to think of houndstooth as a diagonal space [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations – Houndstooth

I guess you could call this an abstracted houndstooth? It’s not a tessellation at all but it seems derived from them. I love this kind of spare geometric design — I’ve been into Peter Nencini and the iPhone game Eliss lately and this reminds me of them. It’s from Vintage Touch on Etsy. The just-short-of-2-yard-piece [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations Continued – Houndstooth

Vintage feedsack floral on houndstooth background, from Dewitt & Co. (sold out). Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations Continued – Houndstooth Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tessellations Continued – Houndstooth Daily Swatch: Pattern Types- Misc. Tessellations – Houndstooth Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations – Houndstooth Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations Continued – Houndstooth

How fortuitous! The same print in two colorways — the top one is on eBay now and+bottom one is from Retrolabs on Etsy. The trouble with this print in particular and houndstooth-esque designs in general is that they are thisclose to looking like swastikas. Which is not their fault of course, and +it’s not even [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tessellations Continued – Houndstooth

Sheer gray & black houndstooth from Etsy shop In With the Old Vintage, 33″ wide, 1 yard, $7. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tessellations Continued – Houndstooth Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations Continued – Houndstooth Daily Swatch: Pattern Types- Misc. Tessellations – Houndstooth Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations Continued [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tessellations Continued – Houndstooth

Like I wrote last week, trying to figure out what does and doesn’t qualify as a tessellation kind of made my brain hurt. But I *think* houndstooth qualifies, and there are so many vintage houndstooth prints (mimicking the classic weave pattern) that I found I could extend our pattern types series another week. Above: Checkered [...]

More Illustrator Pattern Repeat Tutorials

Straight repeats Stripe repeat Plaid repeat Houndstooth design This same teacher has an easy to understand Intro to Illustrator series starting here. She is a fashion teacher (with an interest in designing fashions for Second Life (!)) so the lessons are geared toward textile people. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeat Adobe [...]