For the Love of Pattern

First Collection

Studio UpdatesAbby Leigh EckerComment

Savannah is such an inspirational city! I'm lucky to be able to call this place home. One of my favorite things to do is to walk around and enjoy the city for what it is. It is a special treat when I have the time to wander around the squares and soak up inspiration. The city is full of history, beautiful architecture, plenty of places to see nature in it's wonder and people who care about this unique place. 

Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA

Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA

I've always admired the historic ironwork in Savannah and see so many possibilities of how these designs can translate to pattern on fabric. My very first collection that I'm working on is a tribute to Savannah and it's rich history and beauty. I've been photographing ironwork that I walk by every day and drawing motifs inspired by the ironwork to put into repeat pattern designs. 

Drawing on tracing paper is a quick way to easily see a repeat

Drawing on tracing paper is a quick way to easily see a repeat

Using watercolor to repeat motifs keeps the element of hand drawing alive

Using watercolor to repeat motifs keeps the element of hand drawing alive

This collection is making me really excited about seeing my designs on fabric and I can't wait to share them with you. Lately I've been really into photographing using Instagram and printing photos at PostalPix. It's a great way to observe and document on a daily basis when you do not have your camera with you. Please check out my latest Instagram photos to see what I have been up to. 

I welcome your comments and feedback!