Graphic Design: Designing for Fabric

Graphic Design: Designing for Fabric.
At our #dupontartclub Wednesday class, Caroline discussed  the thought processes and construction of a design, and then demonstrated using graphic conkers, ivy and acorns imagery.
The application for domestic fabric and wallpapers requires a repeatable design, various ideas of which were demonstrated and different example shown.
The function of the designs requires thought as it will determine the style of image, the pattern, size and direction of the repetition, colour and tonal values amongst other considerations.  Then the designer works on some ideas – producing thumbnail sketches and assessing them against these criteria – to then have the basis on which to work.
In the discussion, Caroline showed various photos of existing graphic patterns, highlighting the popular styles of Laura Ashley and William Morris.