The Origins of Woolly
Woolly is a development of my Diamonds series of patterns. I tried changing one of the hard corners into a curve, which produced a much rounder design more reminiscent of knitting – hence Woolly.
Adding the Rippled Effect
To make the patterns appear more dynamic I found the most realistic effect was adding a transparent layer of three diagonal flashes positioned above the background layer. Experimenting with each of the blending modes, I found 30% luminosity was the ideal setting. When viewed large the effect isn’t all that obvious, but when scaled smaller you can see the effect of the three flashes. Look at the colour of the background in different areas to see the effect.
Coding The Files
The letter code refers to the design, the number refers to the code of the background colour. So N33 would be design N with a black background.