Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Making Patterns

'Making patterns' at the V&A, building a pattern from  a simple collage with the duplicate, flip and Pattern Define in Photoshop.
Digital pattern by Alice.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Pattern books

Wouldn't it be great to create a co-design pattern book of designs ready to digitally print when ever you want, were making it together as part of The People's Print project @ the V&A
Ready to Share - Ready to print - Ready to Wear
Wiener Werkstatte pattern books before1914

Saturday, 15 October 2011


Yes, we started our first People's Print Project at the V&A yesterday, 9 enthusiastic participants all from interesting background sharing a love of pattern and social textiles. Emma set the scene with a inspiring introduction into the Post Modernism movement and its significance and I delivered a tool box on how to create a Post Modernist textile collection using hand and digital methods of design. Focusing on Memphis textile designer Nathalie Du Pasquier we look at ways to create high energetic graphic patterns beginning with simple collage and drawn techniques.
Key words: 'Less is boring', energetic, kinetic, witty, playful, ironic, electric, spontaneous.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Post Modernism here we come!

Join us at the V&A for the 'Born to be Wild' workshop and create the first co-design digital fabric swatch book, co-own a design collection that you can digitally print at a local bureau and make your own garment, go crazy with pattern!
Study the Post-Modernism, art, culture, design and theory with Emma and Mel and apply it to a digital textile design collection and re-live the 80's.