Following on from our blog about the Year of Pattern we caught up with the creative behind the project Karina Manarin:
Why a pattern a day?
I chose a pattern a day because I've always gravitated towards repeated patterns in design, fashion and nature. I have a background in textile art and design, where pattern and repeats are essential. This challenge was created to push myself creatively to experiment with different ways of creating a design and print.
Was this something that you had thought of for a while?
After seeing a few 'photo a day' blogs I decided I wanted to do one of my own but I wanted a theme or project that was true to me.
I decided last year to start one this year, I had to wait until January!
Which of your patterns is your favourite?
I really like Day 28 - Triangle Lightening. For many of my patterns I reworked photographs of my dyed textiles to create new designs. Then I had them digitally printed onto fabric, so it's kind of like a fabric within a fabric.
What is your favourite pattern of all?
My favourite pattern would have to be arashi shibori. This method of dying and pattern has been used for thousands of years and is extremely beautiful especially when used with indigo.
What are you going to do with all 366 patterns at the end?
I would like to put together a zine or little booklet of them all. It would be quite thick though!
I am also using my favourites for digital printing.
If you could Revive any pattern what would it be?
I think almost all prints and patterns are extremely popular right now. Floral, Native American, and Geometric designs are especially popular.
I really like damask prints and vintage wallpapers, and I would like to see more of them!