Posts tagged ‘repeats’

Meet the Sponsors / Giveaway: Laura Coyle of Reneepearson.com

Last week I was The Expert on Reneepearson.com‘s Meet the Expert series, where Atlanta-based designer and instructor (and jazz vocalist!) Laura Coyle gave me a warm welcome and asked me questions. This week, I’m excited that the tables are turned! Laura is an extremely talented freelance designer whose client list will make your head spin. [...]

Whale Fabric by Made by Rae

Rae Hoekstra of Made by Rae designed this cute mode whale print and has it up for sale at Spoonflower. In this post she shows what the different repeats (basic, half-drop, half-brick, and mirror) look like, and hey, they all work! Here she uses the fabric as trim for her new Charlie Tunic sewing pattern [...]

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 [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations

Here is the same kind of pattern as yesterday’s, only rendered more graphically in bold solid colors. It’s from Retro Age Vintage Fabrics (shop) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations – Houndstooth Daily Swatch: Pattern Types- Misc. Tessellations – Houndstooth Daily Swatch: Pattern [...]