Posts tagged ‘pattern types’

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeat

Here is another very simple block repeat, from the 1960s collection of thefabricofmylife (Donna Flower) on Flickr. I’m betting it was hand-screenprinted, one color at a time, maybe 2-3 bowls on the screen. With just a little color and flipping around, you end up with a much more dynamic design then, say, if you only [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeat

Here’s another simple block repeat — it’s a Thea Tanner design from the collection of mannagryn design on Flickr. While cute as all get-out (I want to know more about Ms. Tanner!), the repeat seems like an odd choice. In fact I wonder, since each square has the designer’s signature underneath, if this was meant [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeat

Now that we’ve covered all the directionality types, let’s look at different kinds of repeats. First up is the simplest — the block repeat, aka square or side repeat. For this type, the motif, contained within a square or rectangle, is repeated in straight lines across and down. The design can be spaced, with the [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way

Danish Cotton Fabric from the collection of Leslie Keating (blog | shop) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way Daily Swatch: Dogs Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Two-Way Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Two-Way Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Brick Repeats

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way

{ from Pindot } Calling all people with an actual education in textile design. Do you make a distinction between four-way and tossed prints? Some of my books don’t, one does. (I went with the one that gives me an extra week of content.) I mean, there is clearly a distinction, I just don’t know [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way

Here is an example of a four-way novelty print. The sample is not large enough to determine whether all motifs are oriented in all four directions, but I’m going to go ahead and call it anyway. It’s from the collection of doe-c-doe (blog | shop) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – One-Way [...]

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: Pattern Types – Two-Way

Vintage pink and red floral fabric, from the collection of Niesz Vintage Fabric (shop | blog) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeat Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Hexagons Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – One-Way Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Hexagons

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Two-Way

More fancied-up stripes. Vintage cotton fabric, 2 1/2 yards, $42 from Dewitt & Co. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeats Daily Swatch: Folky Geometric Week Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Two-Way Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations Continued – Houndstooth