After everything I have done for part five I felt like I was missing something important; I experimented with pattern trying different methods.

I started  making a sketch and cutting it in half and then taping it together.

                                   I then extended the sketch.

That was very time consuming and laborious.

Above is the result. It’s not bad though  I need to make sure I join the pictures closer. I need more practice and time but still needed to resort back to the artist of my choice that I found inspiration from. I looked at her designs in more detail. I wanted to know how Tsumori has come up with her pattern compositions and maybe try and use her methods with my drawings.

I looked  at her book -Kawaii- and chose a couple of examples that I enjoed.

At close inspection I noticed that Tsumori does a few individual drawings and then joins the pages together until she comes up with the arrangement that she is happy with. Tsumori then continues the drawings, extending them into one another thus transforming the individual pictures into a big picture that merges the drawings together – this method seems very simple and easy but once I had tried it I realised it really wasn’t.

I had a go and bellow  is the outcome.

I played around with the sketches until I came up with a composition I was happy with and then joined and extended the drawings.

I then traced  the complete drawing onto tissue paper and then transferred it on to my cloth.

I chose I cloth which is a mixture  between satin a crepe.

I used fabric paints and inks to freely paint my original sketch.

I like the sheen of the fabric I have chosen as it works well with the paint.

I decided to keep things simple and embroidered  the drawing, making the drawing the main focus of the pattern.

Although inspired by Tsumori Chisato this piece is so different to hers. I shall practice some more as I have noticed Tsumori appears to have another method that I also enjoy and that is one of dooddling. Depending on the theme, Tsumori chooses and selects a few motifs and doodles them filling the page.

Above I used adove to repeat my pattern. I love the movement, I think the repetition is more organic and flows well.

I also like the above ” simple”repetition. Tsumori Chisato you make it look so easy! And that’s why I’m inspired by you.

On reflection I am glad I have come back to basics and tried making a pattern “the old fashion way” not a computer or app in sight! I feel this is an important development as it allows me to study the various options of pattern variations.