I am so excited to present you my latest pattern collection, Flying Leaves!
This collection was inspired by the leaf that my son Emile drew at school and from which I declined different patterns. For a refresh, read my previous post here.
I was very inspired by the leaf and tried different arrangements and colours. I created a colour palette made of a pine tree green, gold and a soft pink that I just loved! I find these colours pretty trendy and they give a nice contrast in the pattern. I decided to use it to create a whole collection around the leaf.
What is a collection?
This is my first collection and I need to explain you what a collection is. A collection is a set of different patterns which share the same colour palette and which coordinate beautifully together.
These patterns have different roles and can fall in 3 categories:
- the hero prints: a couple of prints made of a larger scale, they are more complex with a lot of different motifs and consist of several colours.
- the secondary prints: they’re like medium prints. They are less elaborate than the hero print with less elements and less colours. But they follow the same theme and style.
- the blender prints: they are made of small scale with a couple of colours and very simple motif. A way to make them is to pick a small element of the hero or secondary prints and repeat it.
Collections are used a lot in textile, either for clothing and home decoration. Hero prints can be used for some parts and secondary and blender prints will be used on other to have a good balance in scale, complexity and contrast.
My first collection
For my first collection, I naturally created patterns that fall within the 3 categories above. The colour palette is small with only 3 different colours.
- I have got 3 hero prints. 2 of them are very similar because I could not decide which scale was working best. These prints use large scale leaves in more complex arrangements. 2 use the leaves with the patterns inside.
- There are 3 secondary prints. They are made of the leaf shapes and use all the colours of the palette but with different combination.
- Finally, there are 3 blender prints which are similar to the secondary prints but use only 2 colours: one for the background and another ont for the leaves.
I find that these patterns coordinate well together. The secondary and blender prints support the hero prints pretty well. This is a rather small collection but I actually created it by accident while I was carried away with creativity so I can be happy with the result!
You don’t need any more words from, take a look at the collection now!
I can already imagine these patterns on fabrics and make dresses or bags with them! And you, what do you think?