If you’re celebrating Christmas today, Merry Christmas to you and yours!
This week’s design explores a theme I’ve been thinking about for a while: a regular unit that ‘deteriorates’ from one side of the page to the other, creating an entirely new pattern.
The pattern’s a bit MC Escher-like, a bit like Islamic geometric designs. (If you want to see some amazing Islamic geometric designs, check out Eric Broug‘s book on this topic, conveniently entitled Islamic Geometric Design. His School of Islamic Geometric Design website also has a ton of information and resources, including step-by-step instructions on how to produce your own designs.)
I think I need to work on the transition from top left to bottom right a bit more, to even out both sides of the pattern. I’m not sure how this would work with fabric; I like the idea of retaining the lines to define the units, but that would probably require careful thought (and even more careful paper piecing).