Grid Journey – Lesson 2

Many of you begin to understand my obsession with grid based patterns after completing Lesson 1 🙂 I promised that we will go really slow. So, today I want to begin to modify those grids only a little bit.

Patterns based on grids don’t always have to be drawn in a specific number of rows. Try using the block of the pattern in a ribbon format. 1 row, 2 rows, maybe 4 rows.

Grid Journey Ribbon Sample 1

Dayz Eaze makes a nice little border!

Grid Journey Ribbon Sample 2

… and so does Carre’s.

Grid Journey Ribbon Sample 3

Arrullo get’s a whole new look!

I have prepared a template for you with Single Ribbons and Double Ribbons. You might want to print and start a collection?

Pattern-Collections Single Ribbon Practice Sheet Grid Journey Double Ribbon Practice Sheet

This could get a bit boring though. Let’s take another step and look at warped grids! Of course I prepared another practice sheet.

Grid Journey Warped Grid Practice Sheet

It does get a bit more involved now. You have the option to only warp the horizontal lines, or you take one step further and warp both, horizontal and vertical lines. Any straight line that is part of the pattern you choose, should now follow the path of the grid.

Some of you might think that this journey is going too slow. Well, I also prepared a string that should prove challenging! This string will show you just a few possibilities of square grid patterns. For example you can add interest by changing the size of the blocks, layering, and weaving. All that is included in this string <evil grin>. I can’t wait to see your results!

String 9

Click the image to load a bigger image ready to download and print. Please post your completed artwork in our Facebook group.

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