Do you ever wonder when you look at one of our finished products where it all began? Do you ever feel inspired by or drawn to a certain pattern but you're not sure why? In our series, Behind the Pattern, we take you back to the very beginning of a pattern's development. Sometimes this process starts in the sketchbook or in a studio practice, other times it's inspired by something Rebecca did years ago.
This pattern began as a painting in Rebecca’s sketchbook while she was traveling in Japan. The loose crescent marks and dots were created with a large watercolor brush—reminding her of boats and travel.
After returning from her trip, Rebecca scanned the art into the computer and manipulated bit and pieces of the pattern until it was just right and put it into repeat. Rebecca played with scale and experiment before sending it to our screen burners. She also printed out various versions of it on paper to make sure it was just right.
Once the pattern was finalized, sampling began. Rebecca worked with screen printers in Rhode Island to translate the design onto linen in multiple colorways. Sometimes it takes a few tries to get the color just right. Rebecca brought the samples home so she could get a sense of the color in different lights and settings—and in a more personal space versus a work environment.
See more finished products for our Crescent Dot pattern below. Have another product you like to see made out of our Crescent Dot pattern? Let us know in the comments below!