Tuesday 12 July 2016

A Beautiful Pattern Book.

Some images from an early 19th century pattern book in the Bryce Smith archive.

Thursday 3 March 2016

Friday 19 February 2016

Getting Ready

Since all the fabrics were composed of repeat patterns I have decided to work with repeats of the small stitched samples. The other idea I want to introduce is rolls of fabric. 

I'll be taking a selection of these pieces to the textile event at Lancashire Archives on March 5th.

More Samples Inspired by the Horrockses Pattern Books

Thursday 17 December 2015

Combining Pattern Scraps

  Taking three scraps of fabric from the sample books and joining them together in Photoshop gives a starting point for adjustments and blending the separate designs.

The final image, ready to make a digital file for stitching on an embroidery machine.