Patterns By Hand: Sketch a Geometric Design Premium class
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Drawing Your Pattern7:34
Transferring Your Pattern3:39
Applying Your Pattern3:08
About This Class
Design your own tile to create a repeat pattern — no drawing skills needed! You'll rotate shapes, lines, and classic styles to create an attractive, simple pattern.
This 16-minute class with artist and designer Amelie Mancini gives you a foundation for understanding what makes great patterns work. Working by hand with grid paper, simple designs, and a Xerox machine, she breaks down how to create unexpected patterns you can use in countless ways.
Whether you're an artist, crafter, or DIY enthusiast, you'll discover new pattern possibilities and create a design that excites you.
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This was a nice class to learn simple steps in creating grid patterns by hands. I do like how I can take a simple square design and transform it into different patterns simply by changing the rotation of the squares and by alternating the grid layouts. FYI for those that might inquire, this is not a course in transforming those patterns into digital format or into creating blocks for printing.
The Pattern Maven
Amelie Mancini is a French artist and textile designer based in Brooklyn, NY.
She creates playful and elegant patterns using linocuts and original drawings, then turns them into personal accessories and homewares, such as kitchen linens, pouches and bags.
Working from her print-cut-and-sew studio in Ridgewood, Queens, she uses hand made techniques and natural materials only. Her work has been featured on Remodelista, Makers Project, Design*Sponge, Real Simple, One Kings Lane, SF Girl By Bay, The Frye Company, Food & Wine, Lonny, Apartment Therapy, and others.