Posts tagged ‘pattern types’

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Half-Drop

Vintage Red Flower Fabric from marjieww on Flickr. Can you find the repeat? More or less. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Half-Drop Repeat Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Half-Drop Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Half-Drop Repeat Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Half-Drop Repeat Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Half-Drop Repeat

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Half-Drop Repeat

There are four parrots to the repeat, and it’s a simple half-drop from there — can you see it? Cleverly titled “Polly Wants a Midcentury Modern Cracker,” $18/yard from In With the Old Vintage on Etsy. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Half-Drop Repeat Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Half-Drop Repeat Daily Swatch: Pattern [...]

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 — Half-Drop Repeat

I think it’s neat how the apple-filled apples (or are those pumpkin-filled pumpkins?) from the textile collection of giddy giddy on Flickr are connected by the wavy stripes. 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 Types [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Half-Drop Repeat

For a block repeat, you take your motif or group of motifs, bounded by a real or imaginary box, and line up the boxes straight up-and-down and side-to-side. But for a half-drop, every other column is staggered. (See graphic below.) The half-drop draws the eye diagonally in both directions and creates a pleasing balance — [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeat

This pattern (from the collection of Niesz Vintage Fabric on Flickr) represents to me how the distinction between block and drop repeats isn’t really so cut-and-dried. Since both types are ultimately rectangular, they can be embedded in one another. Here, if the strawberries were all pointed in the same direction, this would be a half-drop, [...]

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 [...]