Skip to main content

pattern - walp

Things have been very full-on around here and it probably won't let up for a bit.

I found this pattern half completed in my journal when I picked it up today, so I finished it off. Reminds me of wallpaper and I am too mentally drained to come up with a clever name, so just dubbed it walp. They don't call me the super-duper pattern namer for nothing, baby!

Probably not as detailed as my usual instructions, but the steps are pretty straight-forward.

I want to have a play with it on a design when I get a chance as I think shading would really look great.



  1. Pretty!
    Wow, what a great name. :)
    Although that name at least makes sense.

    It's funny, I finally stopped subscribing to tangle patterns because the names of the patterns drove me INSANE.

    1. I've just seen your comment..So funny. I've taken ages too to get over hating the names and just loving the art!

  2. Love it Helen. The name works for me :-)

  3. It's great!! Can't wait to try it out :) hope things settle down for you a little xx

  4. Super pattern, going to give it a go.

  5. Hello Helen, this is a real bobbie dazzler!!!! Love it and will be using it some how! Thanks Julie Beard

  6. Bales, gone elegant. Thanks for sharing. I will give it a try.

  7. pretty pretty pretty... thanks for sharing.

  8. I love it Helen, I think adding colors will also be fun and look great on your new WALP! Thanks for sharing! Hugs from Italy :-)

  9. Helen!

    Love it! Simple and elegant. Hugs from San Diego!

  10. I've only just found this pattern because of looking up Morning Glories (gorgeous)I started to just freehand it on rough paper so I had a record and it's fab! They just roam and meet-up or don't, so forgiving and looks great and the name's fine too :D


Post a Comment

I love hearing from you :)

Popular posts from this blog

PATTERN - Faux Weave

I am getting ever closer to the finish line of my course. I have one more round of assessments to go and should be done in around 6 weeks - I cannot wait! I have enjoyed it, but am more than ready for it to be over. Thanks for hanging in there with my erratic posting over the past year or so :)

My desk, which has a myriad of buried treasure amongst the clutter  (my organisation "system" tends towards scribbling things down on scraps of paper when I get an idea then throwing them on my desk). Anyway, I had a bit of a clean up last night and it offered up this pattern ready to scan and share.

I love, love, LOVE easy patterns and how, often, from a simple construct the illusion of a more complex design can be created.

I think that "faux weave" is one such example. What could be easier than spiralling around a single line? Stack these spirals together using a square grid, alternate the direction, add some basic fill and shading and all of a sudden you have a woven effe…

String Rose PATTERN

Well, d-day has almost arrived. Tomorrow I head back to school. Where did the summer go? At least the class schedule is looking pretty light and I'll only be at school for 2- 2 1/2 days a week.

Today I want to share a really simple technique/pattern I've called "String Rose". This idea first made an appearance on the blog during the old into new challenge back in 2014. I named one of the experimentation tiles as Trentwith and though this pattern was the initial source of inspiration, my version takes a different approach. I had always meant to share the technique as it's so simple, and fun, but I just didn't get around to it. Until now! 2 1/2 years later.....haha.

O.k., here goes........

The String Rose Pattern - this shows the base technique.

As it's all done in one continuous line, I thought a little insta-video might help out:

Puffy 8's PATTERN

O.k., wow. Another year done and dusted! Can you believe it's 2017? Me? I'm still reeling.

So, where did 2016 go? I had so much that I wanted to get done here on the website, but, life takes some interesting turns and my return to full-time study in 2016 though not planned, was so interesting - I loved it!

Since term ended for our long summer break, I've been periodically working on tidying up my files and found some unpublished patterns that I hadn't got around to posting. I'll put them up over the next few weeks.

Today I'm sharing a pattern called Puffy 8's - it's another spin off of 2/8's (love that base pattern!)

You could stop at step 5 above, or keep going to fill all the spaces.
And, what's life without a bit of freeforming?
Wishing everyone a happy, productive 2017!