Writing this book of mine is not as easy as one would think. Yes, I could just take 500 patterns, put them randomly in the book and call it a day. But that would not be me. I am a perfectionist 😉
So, I am analysing patterns by framework for months now.
Starting with a simple grid. Would you consider it a new pattern just because the pattern is drawn on an angled grid? Or a warped grid? No, you wouldn’t!
And the same applies to the content of each square of this grid. What counts is what is INSIDE that one square. And how it interacts when twisted and turned within a group of squares. Below you see 3 different patterns.
So the basic drawing is done in one square. Now it depends how you combine those squares to form a pattern.
Often I see that a grid pattern applied in a row of 2 (which I will refer to as a ribbon) get’s it’s own name. I don’t think that is right. Below you see 3 versions of the same pattern.
Or a grid pattern is applied in a circle and again, get’s it’s own name.
I don’t think that is right. It is still the same pattern, just applied in the round!
What happens when the fill is changed? Instead of filling it solid, the little gridbox is filled with lines as shown below?
Should it get it’s own name? Compare them again:
Same name or different name?
What about this:
Same pattern or new pattern? When do we start calling it a Tangleation? And when do we call it a new pattern? How will anyone ever be able to identify an existing pattern? Or how do you find the name of a pattern you drew?
Hang on a sec… I am not finished yet! 🙂 What if you add a few squiggles here and there? Is it now a new pattern? Or rather an embellished pattern? How many embellishments and tangleations before a pattern deserves it’s own name?
I would really love to hear your views on this matter!