Facets Pattern Design
This design started as a puzzle rather than a pattern. To paint a triangles design using only 5x different colours – and that triangles of the same colour cannot butt up to each other. Effectively using the same concept that cartographers use to avoid adjoining countries on a map having the same colour.
During lockdown I created a series of roller printed designs, experimenting with this idea. I printed numerous multi-coloured versions but found the ones using shades of the same colour worked the best. Taking this idea further this version uses a different colour as an accent each time.
The most time-consuming part was to create the pattern repeat so that the joins matched the same triangular rules. Altering one edge meant the opposite edge had to be altered to match the pattern.
Colouring the Design
Early designs used five colours of triangle ranging from 100% white to 20% white – so almost see-through. As a sixth colour I experimented with unusual colour combinations which gives the design its vibrance.
For later versions I coloured all of the elements differently which has generated an even wider range of fun, colourful combinations.
Each of the attractive colour combinations was exported totalling over 70 different versions. This final list of designs is a drastically curated selection.
Naming The Pattern
Early versions of this pattern looked like the sides of a cut diamond, so Facets seemed appropriate.
Buying My Designs
Products featuring my pattern designs are available to buy from my shops hosted by Spoonflower and Contrado. As well as fabrics by the metre, they can produce my designs in a range of home decor items including; tablecloths, bedding, cushions, wallpaper, cushions and wrapping paper / gift wrap.