Free – 50 Ultimate Polka Dots Illustrator Swatches

Free – 50 Ultimate Polka Dots Illustrator Swatches

This is a bumper collection of 50 different seamless polka dot Illustrator pattern swatches. Put the .ai file in your Illustrator > Presets > Swatches folder. They are for personal use only. Get them HERE How to change the colours in a pattern swatch What? You want even more colours? Here’s how.. Once you have them open in Illustrator, you can change the colours by dragging them out of the swatches palette onto your artboard, and using the Direct Selection tool (the white arrow) to alter the colours. Then drag it back into the swatches box and save. See the image...
Inspiration in the Victoria & Albert textile collection

Inspiration in the Victoria & Albert textile collection

Whilst researching a project today I found myself browsing the London Victoria and Albert museum website. Some great inspiration can be found in the textiles collection, which contains 1120 online images of textiles covering a period of more than 2000 years. Most techniques are represented, including woven, printed and embroidered textiles, lace, tapestries and carpets. I was particularly taken by the fragments of buddhist ritual banners. These banners were carried aloft hooked on a staff, or fluttering from the tops of stupa. Lovely, delicate and decayed scraps of silk discovered in Dunhuang, China. If you get a chance to visit them in person its well worth the trip – if not the online collection is fantastic. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London I was inspired to have a play with the pieces – they reminded me of little houses, and here is what I came up with in 10 minutes.. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London I must point out that the images in the V&A collection are NOT for any kind of commercial use, I am not promoting their use, and are shown here for interest and inspiration only. More info on their terms...