Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Tuesday's Patterns Week 2


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Tuesday's Patterns.


I haven't finished the pattern I am writing at the moment
& I haven't finished the pattern that I'm following.

So I thought I would discuss the process of how I design my patterns.
I'm an off the cuff sort of designer.
I have a basic beanie that I use for the start of my patterns.

I choose the animal I'm going to make.
Make the relevant coloured beanie.

I then look at each part of the face
& make it up as I go.



I write down the pattern as I am designing it.
There are pros and cons to this method.
Sometimes I have to frog and start again
but I have found for me this is the most natural method.
What method do you use?



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6 comments:

  1. I do it the same exact way...write it as I go. If I mess up...scratch it off....start again!

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    1. I think it shows about the way your brain works. I see a lot of people who design using diagrams but I find them scary. I prefer writing and reading things as I go. I also don’t read a pattern all the way through (I know I should) before starting it. I would rather break things down into pieces and that way they seem smaller and more manageable. Thanks for your comments!

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  2. I'm the same as you. I write while I am doing it. I have a hard covered journal I use to write my designs down in. I also keep a steno notebook handy to scribble notes into and keep up with row numbers and what not.

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    1. I thought you might be. When I was following your patterns they read very similar to how I write my patterns.

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  3. Love this post ... it's like a mini tutorial!

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