Surface Pattern Design Resources

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Historic Pattern Styles: Damask
Unveil the complexity behind this opulent pattern style and learn tips to create your own classic Damask. Explore the intricate and symmetric medallions that intertwine in mesmerizing intricacy in this article by Bärbel Dressler.
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Historic Pattern Styles: Chinoiserie
Enhance your pattern design portfolio with the captivating world of Chinoiserie. Discover the sub styles and revival of this timeless surface pattern; gracefully intertwining with modern interior decor and repeating the echoes of history. Unlock Chinoiserie's allure in this fascinating article by Bärbel Dressler.
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Historic Pattern Styles: Millefleurs
Get tips for designing your own Millefleurs pattern. Many of todays contemporary & modern floral patterns have evolved from this heritage style. You’ll learn about its origins and what characterizes it in this article by historical surface pattern design teacher Bärbel Dressler
Discover the secrets behind the composition of timeless Indian Floral and Chintz patterns. Immerse yourself in an enchanting world of vibrant colors and delicate motifs while exploring the captivating history and sub-styles to inspire your portfolio. Article by historical surface pattern design teacher, Bärbel Dressler. Floral Pattern, Indian Patterns, Printed Cotton
Historic Pattern Styles:
Discover the secrets behind the composition of timeless Indian Floral and Chintz patterns. Immerse yourself in an enchanting world of vibrant colors and delicate motifs while exploring the captivating history and sub-styles to inspire your portfolio. Article by historical surface pattern design teacher, Bärbel Dressler.
the front cover of a book with an image of damask patterns and text on it
Historic Pattern Styles: Damask
Unveil the intricacy behind this opulent pattern style and learn tips to create your own classic Damask. Explore the intricate and symmetric medallions that intertwine in mesmerizing complexity in this article by Bärbel Dressler.
the front and back cover of an article on chinese patterns
Historic Pattern Styles: Chinoiserie
Enhance your pattern design portfolio with the captivating world of Chinoiserie, dive into its rich historical narrative and explore fascinating sub-styles. Unlock the revival of Chinoiserie's allure in this enlightening article by Bärbel Dressler.
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10 Mistakes To Avoid In Pattern Composition
Discover 10 common mistakes that disrupt balanced harmony in a pattern and learn quick tips to fix them. Apply these tips to your work and you'll create captivating pattern designs that exude flow and intrigue. Article by historical surface pattern design teacher, Bärbel Dressler.
Unlock the captivating history and sub-styles of timeless Indian Floral and Chintz patterns. Immerse yourself in an enchanting world of vibrant colors and delicate motifs and discover the secrets behind their composition for your own portfolio. Article by historical surface pattern design teacher, Bärbel Dressler.
Historic Pattern Styles: Indian Florals
Unlock the captivating history and sub-styles of timeless Indian Floral and Chintz patterns. Immerse yourself in an enchanting world of vibrant colors and delicate motifs and discover the secrets behind their composition for your own portfolio. Article by historical surface pattern design teacher, Bärbel Dressler.
the front and back cover of an art nouveau style book with floral designs on it
Historic Pattern Styles: Millefleurs
Get tips for designing your own Millefleurs pattern. Many of todays contemporary & modern floral patterns have evolved from this heritage style. You’ll learn about its origins and what characterizes it in this article by historical surface pattern design teacher Bärbel Dressler.
the cover of an article about damask patterns
Historic Pattern Styles: Damask
Unveil the complexity behind this opulent pattern style and learn tips to create your own classic Damask. From sumptuous court robes to contemporary flocked wallpapers, explore the intricate and symmetric medallions that intertwine in mesmerizing complexity with this article by Bärbel Dressler.
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Historic Pattern Styles: Chinoiserie
Enhance your pattern portfolio with the captivating world of Chinoiserie, dive into its rich historical narrative and explore fascinating sub-styles. Discover the revival of this timeless art form, gracefully intertwining with modern interior decor and repeating the echoes of history in an enlightening article by Bärbel Dressler.
the top ten common pattern composition and how to avoid them
Surface Pattern Design by Bärbel Dressler
the book cover for surface pattern tips designing with purpose and intention to elevate your work
Surface Patterns with Purpose
When it comes to maturing as a surface pattern designer, to create more cohesive patterns and hone one’s own style, designing patterns with purpose and intention will help tremendously. Let's Dive In!
an encyclopedia for pattern designers is on the cover of a book
The Patternpedia is here! An encyclopedia for pattern designers. — Bear Bell Productions
The Patternpedia is an encyclopedia for pattern designers, including descriptions and illustrations of over 130 pattern categories, historic styles and classic motifs. Download your free copy and expand your pattern vocabulary and knowledge.
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The Patternpedia is here! An encyclopedia for pattern designers. — Bear Bell Productions
The Patternpedia is an encyclopedia for pattern designers, including descriptions and illustrations of over 130 pattern categories, historic styles and classic motifs. Download your free copy and expand your pattern vocabulary and knowledge.