Surface Pattern Design layout types

TIL all about layout types in surface pattern design in the Surface Pattern Design class I’ve been taking at Textile Design Lab . I’ve been looking for this info for a while now, but hadn’t yet found a good resource for it! One of the many reasons I signed up for the course.

As a class assignment, I am creating a Pinterest design board for each type: 40 best Textile Design Lab images on Pinterest in 2019

Here are the most common layout types:

Set
Motifs are placed on a grid and are evenly spaced and symmetrical
The repeat is either straight or half drop.
Common markets: home decor, wallpaper, quilting, paper products
👉 My Set Pattern Layout Design Pinterest board

Tossed
Motifs are placed in a scattered yet balanced way. This is like my pigeons pattern from Day 33.
Common markets: Stationery, quilting, home decor, children’s. Even and balanced.
👉 My Tossed Pattern Layout Design Pinterest board

Free flowing
Motifs are placed in an asymmetrical, flowing way keeping a lot of open ground details.
Common markets: Fashion, home decor
👉 My Free Flowing Pattern Layout Design Pinterest board

All over
Motifs are arranged in a compact and balanced way.
All markets
👉 My All Over Pattern Layout Design Pinterest board

Textures
Marks used to create the appears of a surface
All markets
👉 My Textures Pattern Layout Design Pinterest board

Stripes
Motifs or color palette are used in long normal strips
All markets
👉 My Stripe Pattern Layout Design Pinterest board

Border
Motifs arrange parallel to the edge of the fabric
Common markets: Fashion, home decor
👉 My Border Pattern Layout Design Pinterest board