Posts tagged ‘tessellations’

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 – 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 [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations

Rainbow spools feedsack, 9″ square piece, from Nauvoo Quilt Co. on Etsy. 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 Types – Misc. Tessellations Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations Continued – Houndstooth

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations

This one wins the award for the most awesomely wordy selvedge ever: “Pace Setter Fabrics, Keyed to Today’s Living by Payne, No. 79620 Tangerine, CUBED SQUARES, 47/50″ Approx. 12″ repeat, 100% Flax, Dry Clean, Exclusive Payne & Company Hand Print, Part of Sophisticate Selections.” From Etsy seller Humlie Scute, 43 1/2″ x 25″, $42. Related [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations

A tessellation (or tiling) is a repeating shape or collection of shapes that fit together with no gaps or overlapping. I’ve been trying to read about and understand the different types of tessellations and what does and does not qualify, but it’s making my brain hurt, so suffice it to say for our purposes here [...]