This was actually one of the first designs that I began, but put aside to finish. The idea started as “Plumbers Plaid” because I imagined pipes that wove together when they intersected to make a repeating pattern. When I got down to drawing it, the task became more involved than I first thought it would. Mostly because I wanted up to 4 colors of “pipes” to weave together and not repeat more than once in the tile. It was also challenging due to the look I was going for– a bright, pop aesthetic with a hand-drawn playfulness. I really loved the rough line quality of my digital charcoal so I ran with it, then used some bright candy colors to contrast. At the end of the day, it wasn’t “Plumbers Plaid” anymore, it was “Woven Jelly.”
About the Repeat
The repeat of this pattern required patience. I had to do offsets between working each of the “woven” sections because I wanted the charcoal lines to be as seamless as possible. It was well worth the time and effort because I learned a ton, most especially I learned that I should more carefully choose where place the tile seams.
What you can look forward to wearing
Woven Jelly comes in three sizes: small, medium and full. This fabric is not available for sale yet, but in the meantime you can checkout my public fabric designs at my spoonflower shop. Make sure to check out “Designs not for Sale” in the left sidebar.