Posts tagged ‘one-way’

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — One-Way

It’s a little trickier to find geometric one-way designs but I think I’ve done it. Although this print could be turned upside down or sideways and still work, it wouldn’t look exactly the same — the pink/orange/brown rainbows would be frowning and the yellow/black rainbows would be smiling. From Robotic Kid on Flickr. Related posts: [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — One-Way

Just because it’s one-way doesn’t mean everything has to sit straight up-and-down. This Americana print feedsack on eBay (ends in five hours! hurry!) has the feel and flow of a tossed print, even though you can only turn it one way. I’m thinking the designer intended this to be transformed into an apron. Related posts: [...]

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

Here is a one-way novelty print, from the collection of growin’ Up on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way The Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – One-Way Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — One-Way Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – One-Way

Sometimes prints are layered, and one of the motifs or layers will have one direction and the other(s) will have another. Think of tossed flowers over a plaid background. The final determination, though, is based on the most restrictive directionality. In this print from the collection of mannagryn design on Flickr, the hearts are pointed [...]

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 [...]