I really like black and white designs. I enjoy the bold contrast and the "opposites attract" imagery of black and white. Today.....as part of the #NaBloPoMo series I thought I would share a short version of my textile design process.
My process usually starts with a bit of visual inspiration.....photos I have taken or images that I find on the internet. My favorite tools are a black Sharpie and a pad of white Bristol paper.
A design element or elements are taken from a drawing and scanned into the computer. The elements are manipulated (resized and cleaned up) and put into repeat using Photoshop or Illustrator.
A market is selected, either Home Decor, Fashion, or Quilting, and the design concept is created. The concept below was for the Home Decor Bedding Market.
My favorite design process is very hands on.....the quilts below were cut free hand and sewn together without a predetermined pattern. I guess we can call that "free form" design.
That is the short black and white version of my textile design process....
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