After spending hours in Spotlight and on various websites I couldn’t find a pattern I was happy with. Like with many things, I wasn’t happy enough with what already existed in the world, so I took up the challenge of making something of my own to add to it. Through online research I saw that companies now offer digital printing onto fabric, so with Adobe Illustrator at the ready, I started coming up with ideas.
I wanted a pattern with at least a subtle link to something native Australian, which feels fresh and with a balance of detail and simplicity to complement that of the frame.
I thought I could use triangles to represent shapes to echo the angular aspects of the frame. I drew sketches of kangaroo paw in an attempt to convert them into a pattern. These didn’t work.