Tuesday, July 30, 2013
With every pattern I create, I have the same goals in mind as when I begin a custom rug project: I build around color and texture to create something that can be viewed in a several different ways. There is the overall pattern that you see at first glance, then there are the minute repeats of yarn and color that create a unique pattern within the overall scheme. These patterns are interesting to me as they are intended for print, but very much give the impression of a woven article. And like woven material it can be a totally different item on a large scale – when you see the gauges of fabric and yarn – and when reduced to a repeat you are able to see the topography of the pattern whole.
It’s fascinating how weaving and 2-D pattern making can be so similar.