I'm enjoying going through my old drawings and books for design motifs. Coming soon is a Spoonflower challenge on the theme of pysanky, the Ukranian art of egg dyeing. To produce a pysanka, the design is drawn in wax before the egg is painted or dyed, so that the fine lines in the final product… Continue reading Work in progress: motif design
Taking a Textile Design Lab course Surface Pattern Design Mastery. One of the first exercises is to develop a "dictionary" of motifs that can be used, reused, and modified for future designs. Cool idea. The categories were Floral/Leaves, Geometric, Texture, and Whatever. One week to complete. Floral. I have avoided floral designs because... how can… Continue reading Motifs. Oy.