Emma Block's Pattern Workshop at West Elm

Emma Block and fellow artist Nancy Straughan were at West Elm recently, offering a special workshop on how to create repeat patterns. This workshop dealt with the technical side of repeat patterns, working through the whole process from initial mood boards and sketches to developing a pattern collection ready to print.

They created a hands-on repeat pattern exercise, taking pattern design off the computer and using paper, pencil and a pair of scissors. By the end of the class attendees had learned to turn their your own illustrations, designs, paintings or even typography into stunning repeat patterns.