Authors

Seylar Pring

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Year Completed

2017

Abstract

2017 Pattern Research Project

Seylar Pring - Herringbone

The Pattern Research Project involves research and analysis of contemporary patterns found in the textiles and wallcoverings of the built interior environment. Patterns use motif, repetition, color, geometry, craft, technology, and space to communicate place, time, and concept. Through this research and analysis, built environments - their designers, occupants, construction, and context - can be better understood.

Seylar Pring, VCU Interior Design BFA 2020, selected the Herringbone pattern for the 2017 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“The herringbone pattern dates back to Roman times, where this pattern was found to be used in roadways and laid down in such a pattern called “opus spicatum,” which is referred to as the herringbone design found in modern textiles, sidewalks, and other interiors. Laying down the brick, tile, and cut stone in this pattern allowed for shock absorption where people would walk along the ground.”

Geometry

Mirrored lines at a 45 degree angle

Color

Light and dark contrast

Craft

Woven

Material

Wool

Function/Use

Clothing

History/Period

Ancient rome

Culture

Roman

Place

Ancient Rome

Disciplines

Art and Design | Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts

Department

VCUarts, Dept. of Interior Design

Date of Submission

1-4-2019

Rights

© The Author

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation of The Pattern And Printing Process - Herringbone

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