Thursday, September 26, 2013

Paisley sneak peek

My new assignment is to create a contemporary paisley print with a fresh color story. Here is a sneak peek of the beginning of my new design. ; Hand drawn, manipulated in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. ; Paisley is a term in English for a design using the boteh, a droplet-shaped vegetable motif of Persian or Indian origin, but its western name derives from the town of Paisley, in central Scotland, a center for textiles where paisley designs were produced. Such designs became very popular in the West in the 18th and 19th centuries, following imports of post-Mughal versions of the design from British India, especially in the form of Kashmir shawls, and were then imitated locally. The pattern is sometimes called "Persian pickles" by American traditionalists, especially quilt-makers, or "Welsh pears" in Welsh textiles as far back as 1888. –Wikipedia


  1. Looks like you're having fun. I love the batiks and I love all types of paisley.

    1. Thank you so much, I'm having so much fun, great teachers, great classes.