Posts tagged ‘pattern types’

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Ogee

The Daily Swatch features a piece of vintage fabric (almost) every day. Themes change periodically — right now we’re in the midst of a series on pattern types — so far we’ve covered block and half-drop, diamonds, and bricks. Please add your own fabrics relating to the theme to the True Up and/or Vintage Fabric [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Brick Repeats

Well folks, change of plans! I found only a few good brick repeats to show you — I added a few to this Flickr gallery but none of them are strong, textbook examples. So unless you guys find a treasure trove of them (and perhaps add them to the True Up Flickr Pool), I’ll move [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond

Now here’s something you don’t see often — a diamond brick repeat. They are two colorways of the same feedsack, from the collection of kimmymade (shop) on Flickr. I should have covered brick repeats right after half-drops, since they are so similar. If you imagine a perfect grid, in a half-drop alternating columns are staggered [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond

Red and White feedsack, from the collection of Just-a-Mere on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Diamond Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Diamond Repeat

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond

Feedsack print from the collection of Primrose Design (blog | shop) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Diamond Repeat Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Diamond

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond

About as simple as it gets, and that’s why I love it. Brown & Orange Diamonds Feedsack from Antiquefabric.com. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Diamond Repeat Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Diamond

A vaguely Pennsylvania-Dutch style diamond pattern from my own collection. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Diamond Repeat Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Diamond

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 — Half-Drop

Surreal Trees Vintage Fabric, from the collection of Amy Honey on Flickr (she sells vintage fabric, including the trees fabric above, through her Divine Debris vintage shop on Etsy). This is a simple single-motif repeat, but notice how the repeats are all nestled together — I’m not sure whether this would be best classified as [...]