1.16.2015

More Pattern Journal

Lately I've had a renewed interest in working in my Pattern Journal - this is a small book (A5) in which I play around with a single pattern, click here if you want to see previous Pattern Journal posts.

Breaking down patterns is something that I love to do. I am fascinated by their construction and love to see the steps that have been used to get the end result. I admit though (as our minds all work so differently and what seems logical and easy to you may not to me), that sometimes I can find that the steps seem a little complicated and I'll try and find a simplified way to recreate the pattern.

63Y is a good example of this. I loved the "floral" version of this pattern and set about replicating it. I soon found the process of putting little "Y" shapes in each of the triangles and hoping the pattern would line up doing my head in, so I found an alternative method to create the base structure.

Here's the finished page from my pattern journal:

Pattern Journal - 63Y

I really like the way the honeycomb angles of this pattern shape the petals and love how it appears to be bulging and contracting across the page.

hx

17 comments:

  1. Helen, this is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Hi Helen
    It's amazing how such a simple pattern can look so stunning. I have just taken a look at the older posts too and saw the Tria and Promarker folders idea... Just what I need after receiving 5 more folders for Christmas.
    Thanks again for sharing your wonderful patterns

    Steve
    Lake District. U.K

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    1. Hi Steve, thanks :)

      I refer to my coloured tabs on the marker cases all the time - it's been very useful. Have fun organising your pens (my favourite part).

      Helen

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  3. Hi Helen,
    It really does jump out of the page at you. I also think it has the perfect amount of shading too! It's wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Julie from Adelaide South Australia.

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  4. Oh please don't tease me! :-) HOW did you make it simpler? I looked at that pattern and said "too complicated" and moved on. Haha. It looks a little like N'zepple. Is that how you simplified it? Do tell. ;-)

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    1. Hi Cindy, I posted the steps I used in the next post: http://www.alittlelime.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/alternative-approach.html - hope that helps :) Helen

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  5. i swear your brain is amazing! mine is just so boring. can i come play in your studio and watch over your shoulder? hahaha! of course, i only live half way around the world from you, but that's just a little obstacle. hahaha! beautiful, helen, have a great weekend!

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    1. You sure can, Alice! Perfect time of year - we've got the Australian Open happening in Melbourne this week, too! Hope you weekend was wonderful, too :) h

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  6. This is very similar to 'Nzeppel. Could deconstruct in the same way. Not sure what steps you used to do this. I do like the shading.

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    1. Thanks, Donald. I put the steps I used up in the next post as I had a few questions : http://www.alittlelime.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/alternative-approach.html

      And, yes, very similar pattern to Nzeppel but using a honeycomb shape to give the flattened ends which I liked.

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  7. Your sublte shading makes all the difference. Beautiful and simple!

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  8. What are your steps for doing this pattern? I see the link for the original but not the link for how you did it?

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    1. Hi Nancy, you can find them in the next post: http://www.alittlelime.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/alternative-approach.html
      Thanks, Helen

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  9. Another stunner! You never cease to amaze, Helen. Thank you for sharing this with us:)

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  10. Perplexing tangelation. I cannot figure out how 63Y (a confusing tangle step-out for me) is transformed into your lovely design. Have you done a step-out of your design?

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    1. Hi Tricia, You can find my alternative approach in the next post http://www.alittlelime.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/alternative-approach.html - I blocked in the centres and added a white dot :) Hope that helps. h

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