Thursday, June 2, 2011
A good friend of mine sent me an invitation to join her last night to attend a pattern design workshop over at a chill community printshop space called Spudnik Press. The director Angee hosts a range of talented creatives to come and teach on a wide range of design/print workshops. So when I heard that they were having a workshop on how to repeat patterns, I jumped at the chance to learn something new!
Megan Lee, designer and extraordinary crafty gal ran the workshop with friendliness and taught us how to turn a design into a repeating pattern that could be used as wallpaper or on fabric. She showed us a few tricks to help turn simple designs into intricate and interesting repeating patterns that line up seamlessly (or pretty darn close, at least)! Here is my quick pattern drawing that I came up with.
I can't wait to play around with other drawings and experiment new ways of application. Printing on fabric and paper is my next creative goal. And now I feel like I have a better understanding of what it takes to make it work! Thanks Angee and Megan! I look forward to attending next months creative workshop! Keep em coming :)