Tools, tools, tools. I really enjoyed the prompt for this challenge. It gave me the opportunity to honor the fine artisans of world. I chose to go with a carpenter. They are seriously invaluable. What are you sitting on right now? A Chair? Is it made of wood? BOOM, carpentry*!
I spent a good amount of time researching carpentry tools. It’s an incredibly old trade and the tools used throughout history are extremely interesting! I found the coolest forms and shapes in the various tools. If you want to check out some pretty cool images, I suggest this link!
I went with some pretty classical tools to inform my design. My pattern features a trusty pair of double calipers, compasses, nails, and a saw motif.
I ultimately abstracted the forms of the tools into the individual parts of my pattern. Overall I believe this leads to a pretty cool, modern design. I decided to keep my color palette relatively neutral, with a couple of fun pops here and there.
Thanks so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed my pattern as much as I enjoyed making it!
*If your chair is made of metal, or you’re sitting on something that is not even a chair, I still think my point is valid. You have no doubt owned something made out of wood.