Sprang designs can be full of surprises. Sometimes it’s because the rules of sprang create unexpected textures. Other times it’s because we're learning and making mistakes. But not all mistakes are failures; sometimes mistakes result in fun new patterns. Here are three projects that were initially deemed failures but turned into interesting new designs.
These are just three of many examples of new patterns emerging from what I initially deemed mistakes and failures. When viewed with a new perspective, mistakes can inspire new designs.
*The pattern for this chevron does look symmetrical. One of the oddities of S and Z motifs is that the cloth doesn't match the pattern. So symmetrical S&Z patterns do not always result in symmetrical motifs in the cloth.
I am a sprang designer, creating new patterns in this ancient textile art form.