Patterns Are All Around Us

Patterns are all around us. Our clothing is evidence of that.. a plaid shirt, a striped tie, a floral dress. Our homes may have a decorative tile or a brick pattern, wall coverings, or fabric on the furniture or bedding. While back to school shopping, I saw notebooks, pencils, and binder clips with patterns. Even the book I am reading has a decorative pattern on the cover! How do the basic shapes that are repeated become a pattern? Some may be new, but many have been inspired by ancient civilizations and have been reinterpreted over the centuries. More about the origins of patterns in upcoming blogs...