Mid-century material used as curtaining

Mid-century material used as curtaining

Fabric again with a very mid-century type of pattern shown here in two views as curtaining but in two very different colours and what a difference the colouring makes to the look of the room with the two curtains!

I intended the grey to be a very low contrast design to make the curtains not too visible but, having experimented, I now prefer the blue which I think creates excitement in the room while the grey is very nondescript – much more so than I intended.

Such are the surprises of pattern design! This was created in Xara Designer from a pattern that began in Illustrator and the two scenes were assembled and rendered in Cinema 4D using the irawan cloth reflectance channel.



I’ve been rather neglecting the floor tiles and lino that I created in perfusion last year so here is an excellent lino for the kitchen floor. Created in the Country Kitchen from Daz, this scene was assembled and rendered in that program.

You know, I had forgotten what fun it was to create and render scenes with lino so you can expect some more over the winter months. The big advantage in creating them is that, as with my other love of transport fabrics, I seem to be the only one who enjoys designing them. Such is life, we all have our own fun projects.


mid-century inspired fabric

mid-century inspired fabric

Now this is a nice pattern created using mid-century style motifs and (almost) mid-century colours and shown on, as near as I can get it, a mid-century dress.

This design is inspired by the same late 50s patterns that came from this extremely important and formative period and that has inspired me recently. It is shown on a dress obtained from Daz (Autumn Rain) in two styles and in different scales as well as colours.


Heavyweight winter curtain material

Lightweight summer curtain fabric

Ah, we are back in the 1950s again, in that time of great creativity after the stifling and terrible years of the Second World War.

This design is inspired by the various motifs that were created in that period and it is shown in two colours although it can look good in a whole variety of hues but these two looked the best for curtaining. One is a heavy, winter curtain while the other is a much lighter one for use in the summer.


Modern textile design

Modern textile design

OK, this is not mid-century, it is, however, a very exciting modern design using modern colours and modern motifs.

Intended for a general purpose textile, it is shown here as a length of cloth and also as a swatch with a black background.

The pattern was created in Xara Designer now but is based on an old Illustrator idea that I did some time ago. It was assembled and rendered in Cinema 4D.

Also, a little celebration for myself, I am informed that this is my 7 year anniversary with WordPress (not with this blog, however, but this is my 240th post)


mid-century curtain material

mid-century curtain material

Some curtain fabric patterns look great as horizontals, some as verticals but this one has got the lot and looks good either way. Here are two images which show the pattern in both directions and at two different scales.

This pattern was designed at the outset as curtain fabric and intended to be both light, eye-catching and sophisticated and is the sort of curtain material that you might have found in the better class 1960s lounge. For that matter, it is the sort of material that you might find now in the better class modern house.

The pattern is based on mid-century ideals and motifs and was created in Xara Designer and then assembled and produced in Cinema 4D.


Coach seat fabric textile

This texture was designed from the outside as a transport fabric although it could, with success, also be used for general upholstery use.

Based squarely on mid-century motifs it looks excellent in the Nimos coach obtainable from Daz. Although the coach is designed for Bryce, it comes with an object file and so this render was produced in Cinema 4D, the pattern being made in Xara Designer.