It’s that time again. Another process update.
Jett began with the linear diamond pattern I had created in my first textile launch. She was called Uvy.
I liked Uvy but I thought I she could use some improvements. I wanted to keep the diamond but make it more intricate and textural. So I set about doing this. I was interested in trying to replicate the texture of denim jeans. I quickly became aware that creating texture with printed over woven design is a tricky process. None-the-less I was determined. So I started by studying denim texture.
Photo credit here.
I noticed that denim runs diagonally and is composed of many linear lines. Therefore, I knew that I needed to create the texture through the pairing of lines. I got busy playing around with lines and eventually landed on these.
I digitized the image to create symmetry and then decided to stack the squares to add a linear element to my first original Uvy design.
For Jett, I wanted masculine colourways. I went to my local paint store and played around with some colour schemes. I sent away for sampling and these came back.
I ended up falling in love with the deep navy and greeny-brown colourways. I’m still a fan of the bottom left light tone-on-tone green colourway and might add it to my fabric collection in the future. What do you think… Did I settle on the right colourways? Which ones would you have chosen?