Design Surface Pattern From Scratch…………..

So I recently took Bonnie Christine from Going Home to Roost  class ‘Design Surface Patterns From Scratch’ on Creative Live……….WOW what a worthwhile investment that was and for such a good price. Not only is Bonnie such a great designer but she just has a lovely nature about her that I found I could just sit through the masses of video’s for hours and hours on end. In another life I think she could have been such a great teacher. Taking this class has inspired me so much to want to pursue a career in surface pattern design and give it a really good shot.

At the end of the class we were given a project (homework) to design a six piece collection. I’m new to pattern design and of course I have never designed a collection before but I really enjoyed the process and I’m quite pleased with the end result, although now I realize I need to do a bit more homework on designing a collection as I don’t think my collection is quite right in ‘collection’ structure.

Here’s my collection……The theme is ‘A day trip to Granny’s house’ and hopefully you can see it is a kind of retro / quirky take on the classic fairy tale Red Riding Hood.