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November 18, 2019

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Practising with Pattern Vocabulary:

October 29, 2019

Motif types, direction, orientation, and rhythm.


The common motif types are Geometric, Figuristic and  Floral Repetition of grids. 


They are three main categories:  


Building a pattern design: 


Directional Prints: One way, Two ways, 


Non-Directional Prints: Tossed print, four way, They are in north, south, east, west directions.



Repeat types: Tossed print, four way, (they are in north, south, east, west directions.)


horizontal, vertical, diagonal, brick, half drop or combination of all of these. 





Spot Repeats: Keeping your motifs in different sequence by creating a structure. 



Geometric Patterns and How to Use Them



Shapes are the basisi of most images and design. Diffrent shapes can evoke different meanings.


The most common shapes - rectangles, circles, triangels, rhombuses, and hexagons- can be broken down into something like this:




  • Rectangles/Squares: Balance and Tradition

  • Circles: Infinity, Protection, and Femininity

  • Triangles: Stability, Energy, and Aggression

  • Rhombus: Vibrant and Contemporary

  • Hexagons: Unity and Balance



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