Category Archives: pattern

Pattern Design Course Progress

One of the morning exercises was to analyse different patterns and to find examples of different types of patterns to put in our Pattern Dictionaries. Elisha is working out how this pattern was made. Elisha working with a new stamp she carved. See below the resulting pattern. Charlotte’s new carved stamp produces a number of […]

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Pattern Design For Artists

The students have spent the past couple of weeks learning how to make repeating patterns, developing their own designs then using them to create different patterns. Connie cuts a quick, inexpensive corrugated cardboard stamp to trial a design. Elisha created a design based on a building then translated it into foam stamps, one the mirror […]

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Pattern Design: Linear Patterns

In the 2nd lesson of ‘Pattern Design for Artists’ we begin exploring linear repeating patterns. After making a quick stamp to trial a design we used it to make 1 dimensional patterns. The above image shows the set up for printing as I was taught by Eleanor Hannan  www.eleanorhannan.com. It is such an efficient way […]

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Teaching at Victoria College of Art

I spent 2 days getting the Victoria College of Art’s Lower Studio ready for teaching in this spring term. This is the before shot. Day 2 my well-trained assistant set up the print tables. All ready for “Pattern Design for Artists” I enjoy teaching this course because there are always great discoveries to be made.

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Maria Shell – SDA Conference Exhibition, San Antonio

Another stunning exhibition at the SDA conference was a collection of Maria Shell’s quilts, at Gallery Nord. “Color Grids” Every quilt was made using the same quilt block. But Maria played with ‘line, shape, print, and color’ to produce a collection of technically exquisite and very different quilts. The quilts were installed in a 3-sided booth, […]

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Victoria College of Art Student Work

This is Esther Paterson’s display of work she did in the Pattern Design for Artists course.Esther chose to work with an eye motif and produced many patterns she will use in her work. Sonia Park was a student in the Mark Making With Thread course. She had to return to her home country, Korea, before the Christmas show […]

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Pattern Design Stations in the Studio

To teach the Pattern Design course I set up stations around the studio. This is where I demoed how to make different stamps. This was a cutting station, though the students had space to set up their individual cutting stations too. This is a print station. I learnt this set-up from Eleanor Hannan when I was in her Compositional Cloth […]

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