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Double Zig Zags Surface Pattern Design
Double Zig Zags Pattern
This design started as two inter-locking linocut zig zag patterns printed in red and orange. The messy image would work for a single print, but for a repeating pattern it would look too clumsy, so as a compromise I tidied up the extra bits, but decided to keep the wobbly edges.
Flipping The Design
Simply repeating the same pattern would make the design look twisted. I flipped the graphic on alternate rows which counteracts the twisting effect.
For my pattern designs I use a catalogue of colours each of which has its own number. There are currently 65 colours that I have chosen from to use in the background of these Double Zig Zag designs. Whenever I find a new colour I add this to all of my designs to explore if the new colour way would work with the pattern. Here I have shown Double Zig Zags in 12* design variations. Each of the design collections are shown below. *Smaller screens see less variations.