Neutral Color Palette African Inspired Print Collection

I had so much fun creating this collection. I wanted the feel of African Mudcloth, but with a really simple, sophisticated feel. The Heart and Diamond patter in the upper left was the first pattern I created for this collection and I love the grassy texture that really gives the pattern some depth and texture….

Neutral Heart & Diamond Print

I wanted a simple yet graphic print for this collection. The colors are in line with the coordinates, but this pattern is on a larger scale. This is one of the first patterns I’ve ever created with Corel Paintshop Pro, and I think it worked out rather well. Quite honestly, I don’t even remember the…

Charcoal Woven Mudcloth Print

This print was inspired by Mudcloth – I love the tribal vibe with the pattern and the woven texture against the charcoal gray makes it seem really authentic.  This really was one of my favorite prints from the collection and when I put it on these products I got super excited about it.  From my…

West African X and O Pattern

For this pattern, I took my West African inspiration to a more graphic place.  I kept the colors neutral (so there’s a blend with the mud cloth inspired pieces) but used a bolder X and O pattern (which created these awesome little arrows).  There’s an olive green color for the darker accent, with khaki and…

Neutral Colored West African Print Collection

As part of the Textile Design Lab Summer of Creativity, I discovered a new love for West African inspired textiles.  I love the bold colors of African fabrics – but I also love the simple black and white (or cream and white, or white with charcoal) designs that are so classic but completely modern.  These…

Felted Plaids Collection

This is the collection together.  Since I thought immediately of home decor when I started designing it, I have the entire collection posted on my Zazzle site – pillows, duvet covers, shower curtains…and more items are added all the time because there are so many cool products on Zazzle.  I also added the collection to…

Bringing the Thistle in

Once I had the plaids finished, I began laying the thistle on top of the felted textures.  I wasn’t happy with the look of the detailed flowers against the plaid, so I started using my filters in Corel Painter to bring a new dimension to the flowers.  After a few tries, I wound up with the…

The Creation of the Collection

This was one of the collections I created this summer as part of the Textile Design Lab’s Summer of Creativity course.  I think this one was one of the most exciting ones for me, mainly because I realized how far my painting (digitally and with actual paints) has come.  The two main floral prints were…