Modern Paisley Pattern Design

Modern Paisley Pattern

The Origins of Paisley Pattern

The origins of the Paisley shape is Persian. These designs became popular in the West following Kashmir shawl imports from India. The name comes from the town of Scottish town of Paisley – a centre for paisley textiles.

Modern Paisley

My redesign of Paisley brings the pattern up to date by losing the traditional fussy styling replacing it with a range of simple shapes used as an outline.

Colour Variations

Modern Paisley designs start with white paisley motifs on different coloured backgrounds. I use a catalogue of numbered, standard colours. There are currently 64x colours to choose from. For example – 100 is white and 101 is black.

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.

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Design Progression

  • A – original hand-drawn using the same pattern at three different angles.
  • A+ Paisley shapes outlined with dotted pattern brush.
  • B – Outline path changed to pointy shapes on the inside.
  • C – Dotted pattern brush with 10% white background so colour behind subtly shows through.
  • D – Inside pointy outline path duplicated and overlapped with pointy path outside.
  • E – Pointy path replaced with diamond shapes.
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