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Making paisley patterns with a new technique

Making paisley patterns with a new technique

This week I learned how to use a new pattern design technique to create densely-packed allover patterns.

I’ve seen other designers create patterns that are made up of a bunch of different motifs that are close together but don’t overlap. I never understood how they managed to make everything fit together so well until now.

The process involved planning out the design on paper by cutting it into different quadrants and moving the pieces around to create a seamless pattern.

This way I could draw the motifs as they would appear in the finished design. I could make them as large, small, short, or long as I needed so they would fit together perfectly like a puzzle.

This week we were studying paisley patterns in particular, so I used this technique to create an allover paisley print!

Studying paisleys was more fun than I thought it would be. I always found the detail to be overwhelming, but after breaking them down into smaller pieces, I began to understand how to create them myself.

I’m excited to continue using this technique to make even more complex designs in the future!

Thanks for reading and I’ll talk to you again next week!

♥ Rachel

P.S., I’m continuing to update my shop with new designs, including the newer ones I’ve been sharing with you. You can find them on a variety of products here: