This time it is Black and White - Textile Design Process

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. 

Design Process - Deb Spofford 

Design Process - Deb Spofford 

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. 

                     Design by Deb Spofford 

                     Design by Deb Spofford 

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. 

 Home Decor Bedding Concept and Inspiration 

 Home Decor Bedding Concept and Inspiration 

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. 

Quilt design by Deb Spofford 

Quilt design by Deb Spofford 

Quilt design by Deb Spofford 

Quilt design by Deb Spofford 

That is the short black and white version of my textile design process....

Thanks for stopping in! 

Hugs to you, 

Deb