Aff409 A Present For Ottoline

I created this pattern specifically for homeware and fashion products and, after my usual deliberation, I gave it the title ‘A Present For Ottoline’ which I thought fitted the look of the design well.

The intention behind this pattern was to create something that I hoped would be distinctive and which would catch the eye whilst preserving my use of mid-century colours and, to an extent, the same sort of motifs. In fact, as often happens, the design for the motifs came from other work that I had done previously.

The end result is a design which has limited use as you will see from the representative items shown above but which is fun to look at (I hope) and which is also a colourful addition to my range.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff406 Corkish

This is similar to the pattern I showed yesterday except that this one is intended to be a lot bolder and to create a much stronger and more striking impact.

The motif, too, is similar and is simply a development of that motif. The colouring, as you can probably guess, is very much mid-century from the United Kingdom. The overall effect is heavy yet subtle in the colouring and I like to think that, from a distance, the pattern merges well together and, although strong, does not offend the eye.

Once again this design was able to lend itself well to producing products and several of these are available for sale from Redbubble. I did experiment with different colours, including different backgrounds, and the overall effect was very good and so it is possible that you may see a variant of this pattern again.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff405 Cinnamon Clover

This was designed to be a 1960s style pattern, the sort of pattern that you might have found on a swatch of fabric towards the end of that decade in the United Kingdom.

The motif is my own although it is, I hope, similar to the type of motif that might have been used during that era. Upon finishing the pattern I realised that it was very suitable for use with my Redbubble account and there is an image above which shows four of the items produced with this pattern which I hope you will agree are both interesting and stylish.

The colouring used is mid-century although I have taken the colours from my extended palette to give them slightly more impact than would have been the case. This does, I think, make them look more like late 1960s patterns.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff401

This is a 1970s style pattern although, it has to be said, it is a rather restrained one and was intended for the soft furnishings in a room of that period.

The motif is a cut-down version of a motif that I often use for 1970s patterns and I experimented with the colouring to make the design less busy and less colourful than perhaps I normally would have done for that period. This was a little experimental but the result, I am pleased to say, is quite satisfying since, as curtaining, the design looks cool and rather sophisticated in a room intended to be from that decade.

I also had in mind using this design for cushions although I soon realised that the pattern needed a little more life and colour variation for that purpose.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Wheels Of Colour

Redbubble Products Made With This Design

This design is rather an amalgamation of different motifs that have been put together to resemble the tile patterns that were produced in the UK mid-century.

I have taken some liberties with the colours and, although the colouring is still firmly mid-century, it is much brighter and more extreme than you perhaps might have found that time. The colours, as you may have guessed, are from my extended mid-century palette.

The intention with this particular pattern was to produce a very colourful design for both clothing and homeware products such as cushions. I have included an image which shows four of this range made with Redbubble where I hope that you will agree that they produce good-looking and pleasant patterned final products. For the want of a better name I decided to title them as shown above.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Blue And Gold Hats

This was a fun pattern to make and the result, once I had produced the image, came over as really stunning. This is the result, primarily, of using a fast repeat with a background which is quite dark and distinctive.

The idea for the design came from late 1960s mid-century patterns although the motif itself is one that I created some time back for a different purpose. However, by using this as a fast repeat and by choosing gold against a blue background I achieved a quite eye-catching result.

As you know, I always have a purpose in mind when I create patterns and the idea for this design was that it should be used as either a fashion fabric or a fabric for soft furnishings. I had in mind, to be honest, it’s use as curtaining although I am not sure yet the type of room in which it could sensibly be used.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Green Frog Pattern

This pattern was designed to follow the ideas and motifs that appeared towards the second half of the 1960s and led towards the somewhat chaotic but interesting patterns of the very late 1960s and early 1970s.

At that time there was exerted a lot of influence from the early years of the 1900s and in particular the art deco and art nouveau periods. Of course, a lot of this work was in the minds and in the education of the many talented and prolific artists that appeared to create patterns during those heady years of the mid-century decades in the United Kingdom.

The colouring is a simple mid-century green with magnolia used for the stroke. In fact, I did experiment with colours and there exist several variations of this, including red and blue, both of which form very acceptable patterns.

This sort of design, I feel, is suitable for household soft furnishing fabric and so would find a home with cushions and also with the fabric for curtains.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.