I had so much fun creating this fabric. I have been taking Michelle Fifis’ e-courses at Pattern Observer for the last year to increase my skill and knowledge on how to properly create repeat patterns for the fabric industry. It’s a whole lot trickier than I originally thought and Michelle’s courses have been invaluable in my growth as a designer.
With my emerging and new skills I decided to have a little fun and participate in Spoonflower and Robert Kaufman Fabrics’ competition entitled “Geek Chic”. I didn’t have a lot of time to invest in the project, but I’m always trying to challenge myself to work faster and more efficiently. I decided to create a Binary Coded Love Note fabric for all the passionate Geeks out there who love a little cute fun and whimsy in their day. I found this awesome Binary Code translator (try it out sometime – it’s really fun to do), and created love notes for the brainy and brilliant. It was great fun. The next challenge was to create a half drop repeat, and it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t add in some hand drawn touches. The end result is my BINARY LOVE YOU fabric available now for sale in Fabric and Giftwrap at Spoonflower.com! I think I’m going to make a little pillow with this swatch. I’m kind of hooked on Spoonflower now, and I’m fast becoming addicted to creating repeat patterns, so you can be sure I’ll have some more designs out in the future. I’ll keep you posted!
Click HERE, or on the image below, to go to the order page!
OH, a side note – I didn’t win the “Geek Chic” competition but I learned so much from this first go around that I am going to for sure give it a try again next time!
I’ve been diving deep into textures lately and when I came across this old log cabin, and its fabulous rustic gnarled surface, I knew I had to take some pictures. I’m thinking a fun PS texture brush is going to come of these images, but for now I’m just marveling at the simple beauty of it. What’s inspiring you today?
Need a little inspiration? Check out these stone patterns. I love the fluidity and elegance of this type of artistic expression. I am fascinated by the craftsmen who work in this medium. When art blends with function and then placed into an architectural space effortlessly, it’s nirvana as far as I’m concerned.
Much to my kids’ dismay, I am notorious for clicking pictures wherever I go. These came from the Huntington Library & Gardens in San Marino, CA. If you can get yourself there – please go! This is only the smallest sampling of what you’ll see.
Wishing you inspiration today! Now – back to the Olypmics!
Pattern, pattern, pattern! It’s all around us, organic and man-made, and lately I’ve been obsessed with it (which means I’ll be sharing more pics as the weeks go on). When I was on my trip to New England I spent a lot of time researching pattern in the historical locations we visited. Good and timeless design for interior spaces fascinate me and I love to see how certain motifs or shapes have been used and re-invented for centuries. Above are just a few examples. The loom woven designs at the top right are majestic. I am humbled at the thought hand weaving.
P.S. – I found a fantastic blog that I check out every day.
See Michelle Fifis’ Pattern Observer.