Go-To pattern library – Part 9

So good to see that you are still ‘with me’! I think we did come quite far within those 2 months.

We started off with Shattuck and it’s variations in Part 1.  In Part 2 we began ‘playing with patterns’. Suddenly patterns like Shattuck became a facelift! During Week 3 we played some more using Carpet Daisy as an example. In the fourth week we tackled Paradox. I found this very exciting! W2 and Huggins was next. Week 6 called for playfulness; using all sort of Zinger type patterns. The Barrel Technique was introduced in Part 7 and we ‘barbed‘ multiple strings. And last week we played with line thickness.

Now it is time to dig deeper into your initial go-to patterns. You should have started ‘playing’ with them as we did in Part 2 and 3. And of course, after such a long journey, you remembered a whole bunch of patterns that you forgot to include in your initial list!

Let’s begin by making a list of the patterns you were itching to use during the course of the journey. Me for example, I forgot to include 5C Aura, 5C Paradox, and 5C Wrapped.

Your first task is to make the amended list of YOUR existing go-to patterns – the ones you forgot to mention first time around! You may even have come across a new pattern that you really like. Add it to your list.

In order to work together, lets add the Starfish family to our go-to pattern collection.

Starfish-Flower by Nicole DreyerStarfish-Flowerbarrel by Nicole DreyerStarfish-Double Barrel by Nicole DreyerStarfish-Barrel by Nicole Dreyer

As you can see, Nicole has been ‘playing’ with the initial pattern. And she came up with many variations that called for a step-out.

Starfish-Too by Nicole DreyerStarfish-Ribbon by Nicole DreyerStarfish goes grid by Nicole Dreyer

And the task this week is to embellish existing patterns. “What is she talking about now?”, you ask. 🙂

I am asking you to fill areas in a pattern with an existing pattern. A good example would be Tipple or Printemps – fill parts of the pattern you are drawing with orbs or spirals. Crescent Moon  or 8 Ball is another great filler! Shattuck too! Ripped Screen, Sandswirl, Queasy … check out the section ‘by Framework – Filler‘. You will get TONS of inspiration! And don’t forget to apply different thickness when possible to add depth to your drawing.

And now for the 7 strings:

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There is a hidden message in this weeks string 🙂 I’ll lift the secret next week!