Posts tagged ‘tossed’

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 [...]

The Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed

Wrapping up this week of tossed prints, here’s a prototypical tossed novelty print — and a super sweet valentine-y one at that, from the collection of kimmymade (blog | shop) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed

I was looking around for a tossed print that has uneven coverage — areas where the motifs are packed together in areas but dispersed in others — this almost fits the bill, but not quite! I still love it though. It’s from the collection of knittingiris on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed

1950s stylized floral fabric, from Donna Flower. £12 per half meter, two available. Isn’t it gorgeous? Related posts: Daily Swatch: The Painted Floral Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed

A couple geometric tossed patterns for you today. Up top, a closely packed design of interlocked leaf-like triangles, a feedsack from Antique Fabric, that still shows some background color. Then below, an example of a densely packed design. This mod 60s cotton is from Niesz Vintage Fabric (shop) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed

Little pink flowers and petals on gray, from my own collection. This design still shows a lot of the ground color but is more packed than yesterday’s example. The petals add interest and movement to the design. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed

I’m running low on motif-based theme ideas for the Daily Swatch, so I thought I’d take a breather for a while and turn my attention pattern types. You might remember this post on directionality that I wrote with the help of Michelle of Cicada Studio and now Cloud9 Fabrics. I’ll be devoting a week to [...]