Classic Pattern Styles - How To Create Paisley Patterns

Bärbel Dressler, Pattern designer & marker lover

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31 Lessons (3h 28m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:56
    • 2. Welcome & Overview

      1:52
    • 3. What The Classics Can Teach Us

      6:06
    • 4. What Is A Paisley?

      2:14
    • 5. The History Behind The Pattern: Part 1

      4:25
    • 6. The History Behind The Pattern: Part 2

      5:37
    • 7. The History Behind The Pattern: Part 3

      10:48
    • 8. The History Behind The Pattern: Part 4

      2:35
    • 9. The History Behind The Pattern: Part 5

      3:05
    • 10. The History Behind The Pattern: Part 6

      2:30
    • 11. The Paisley Styles

      5:48
    • 12. Pattern Close Up: The Foulard Motifs

      1:53
    • 13. Exercise 1: Foulard Motifs

      9:28
    • 14. Pattern Close Up: The Border Motifs

      7:15
    • 15. Exercise 2: Flower with roots

      9:57
    • 16. Exercise 3: Vase Of Flowers

      9:47
    • 17. Exercise 4: Detailed Pines & Fillers

      10:50
    • 18. Pattern Close Up: The Elaborate Pines

      1:46
    • 19. Exercise 5: Wreaths & Laurels

      11:34
    • 20. Exercise 6: Elaborate Pines

      9:40
    • 21. Pattern Close Up: The Allover Motifs

      2:38
    • 22. Exercise 7: The Stretched Pine

      7:30
    • 23. Exercise 8: Reflected Motifs

      8:15
    • 24. Planning Your Paisley

      4:29
    • 25. Drawing The Motifs

      9:39
    • 26. Digitalizing & Editing

      13:53
    • 27. Adding Colour

      5:18
    • 28. Adding Colour Continued

      12:31
    • 29. Building The Patterns

      12:05
    • 30. Building The Patterns Continued

      9:01
    • 31. Class Project & Next Steps

      2:15
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Project Description

In this class you'll make a Paisley pattern of your own!

We would love to see what you make so create a project here and post pictures as you move along with the steps to create your own Paisley pattern and then of the final pattern.

On the right side of this section you'll find a course companion pdf with the class exercise illustrations plus a row of additional motifs to inspire you with.

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