Repeat pattern design is an art that is representative of line, shape, tones, colors, and forms. Decorative elegance explores patterns to discover artists and designers to understand their structural forms and to communicate their intrinsic beauty. An essential skill for any designer is knowledge of how to design a repeat patterns Nowadays repeat patterns are seen almost everywhere all continents and cultures to identify the history of the country. For illustration, house, jewelry, graphic media, and architectural form. They are used two or more dimensions to create a wide range of media. According to the technology development they can speed up and accuracy for modern design patterns are done on computers. But historically it was a craft man like skills or artist of their days makes a design. The great pattern designer of arts and crafts was William Morris in December 1881. Some hints on pattern designing lecture given by him at working men’s college in London. “Something that will not drive us into unrest or callousness, something which reminds us of life beyond itself and which has impressed on imagination strong on it”, it was described as a good decorative pattern.
Types of the repeat pattern
There are four types of the repeat pattern, they are
- Full drop
- Half drop
It can be used for many different styles of design and fantastic by their right. The most simple of all repeat is a full drop repeat, multiply your motif to create a full drop repeat the same line horizontal and vertical to break up the uniform. To break up the uniform look that a full drop repeat can often give desired to half drop repeat. Half drop repeats to align the top of the second motif to the center of the first motif in horizontally to create a half drop repeat. Then duplicate both motifs at the same time along the same horizontal and vertical line once it has done. A quiet an interesting look if done right by a mirror repeat creating a new object, depending on the new motif, you can sometimes end up will odd bits that have mirrored, and now look little out of place. Duplicate motif horizontally and the select ‘mirror’ option in your design program to create a mirror repeat then it across the same horizontal line, repeat this process vertically, and will you have an all-over mirrored repeat. The most difficult, though it can be the best looking any motif is a continuous repeat. By designating areas such as a perfect square to create a continuous repeat. Continuous is in both horizontally and vertically.
Repeats in textile designing
A block repeat simple ride takes the figure and places by a block repeat, it always describes the same direction, appears over and over again in rows that line up vertically and horizontally. Each horizontal row and staggers it so that it doesn’t line up with rows above and below it by a half-brick repeat. This repeat pattern gets its name from the resemblance to how brick is laid to form a brick wall. The figure is placed over and over again along a horizontal row. The figure over and over again in a vertical column by A half drop repeat.