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.
Rebecca began her line with hand-dyed shibori fabrics dyed in her apartment. She experimented with folding paper and ink to translate this idea onto paper. The organic geometric layering of shapes is reminiscent of the hand dyed fabrics.
After finishing the artwork, 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 digital printers. 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 digital printers in Connecticut and our partners in Portugal 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 Shibori Geo pattern here. Have another product you like to see made out of our Shibori Geo pattern? Let us know in the comments below!