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Have you ever wondered about the process of screen printing your designs onto fabric and what’s involved? Knowing this process will actually help you when you are creating designs that are going to be screen printed.
If you are printing your designs onto fabric, the two most common printing methods are screen printing and digital printing. So what are the differences between screen printing and digital printing?
When most people think of surface pattern design, they will probably think of designs on fabric but you can apply your pattern designs to lot of different surfaces. The scope of a surface pattern designer is far greater than designing just for fabric.
Have you created a pattern design and it’s not working and you can’t figure out why? There are a few common mistakes that people make when creating surface pattern designs.
Today I wanted to come in and talk to you about being visible in your design business and why it is actually a good thing to do even though it can be really, really confronting. If you are creating pattern designs and you are wanting to get your work out there and being seen so you can start selling your designs, you’re probably on social media promoting and sharing your work.
If you’ve started creating pattern designs, you may want to move on to the next step of turning those designs into pattern collections. So what should you include in pattern collection?
Do you have some designs sitting on your computer that haven’t sold? Or do you love a particular design and would like to be able to reuse it again but in a new a refreshing way? We’re going to look at tips to update old pattern designs
The core of any great collection of pattern designs is a great story. Finding inspiration for your pattern designs and collections is a really important step that you shouldn’t skip over
When you’re creating pattern collections one of the decisions you need to make is whether or not you should reuse the same elements more than once within your collection. Now there are two completely different schools of thought here and it depends on what you’re using your designs for as to which road you’re going to go down.
One of the key skills of a surface pattern designer is learning how to create surface pattern repeats. Although you don’t always need to put a design into repeat it is a key skill that you should spend the time learning how to get right as it’s one of the key things that separates pattern designers from other designers.
There are 2 main things to consider when you are creating a seamless repeat and we’re going to have a look at what they are.