I have a tendency to say too much so this time I am just going to add a load of pictures of my latest pattern-making endeavours. The images below are the initial stages of creating a pattern to be used for some of my sculptural experiments. You will see the stages I go through from start to finish.
Using my favourite book and following the instructions in Islamic Design: Genius in Geometry by Daud Sutton
Continuing stages as the pattern takes shape
Final stages before tiling - hand cutting parts if the pattern
Using the new cut-out to trace a repeated/tiling pattern on to large black sheet of paper
Cutting out the full pattern from the black paper
Sample of the final version - white sheet beneath the black to show the cut-out pattern
Placing the photocopied and slightly altered stencil of full pattern within the lampshade to trace. This will then be cut out, again, by hand.
More images will be added soon to show the final stages of this process.