The five weeks I’ve spent doing the final module of the online surface pattern design course have flown by. I can’t recommend the course highly enough for learning both the design/technical skills and the business skills involved in pattern design. It’s run by Rachael Taylor and Beth Nicholls, and there’s more info here if it’s something you’re interested in.
I spent yesterday putting together this collection. This was inspired by an exercise in drawing larger than I usually do, on a piece of wallpaper lining paper stuck on my studio wall. The idea was to simply doodle with marker pens, and see if any useful ideas came up.
And how the designs might look as a wallpaper and fabrics:
And just to experiment with how different another colourway can look, I tried this palette (which I personally would find easier to live with long term!).