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William Morris Art Project

To create a William Morris style repeating pattern, first you will need inspiration!

Walk around your own garden, or go to a local park and sketch flowers, leaves, plants and birds.

Walk around your own garden, or go to a local park and sketch flowers, leaves, plants and birds.

Use these sketches to create a William Morris inspired stylised 2D pattern.

Use these sketches to create a William Morris inspired stylised 2D pattern.

Once you're happy with your design, take a perfectly square piece of paper and neatly draw your pattern making sure to keep inside the edge of the paper.

Once you're happy with your design, take a perfectly square piece of paper and neatly draw your pattern making sure to keep inside the edge of the paper.

Then, cut the paper into 4 equal squares and lightly in pencil label them 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Then, cut the paper into 4 equal squares and lightly in pencil label them 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Move 1 into position 4 and 4 into position 1 and 2 into position 3 and 3 into position 2. Stick the 4 squares back together.

Move 1 into position 4 and 4 into position 1 and 2 into position 3 and 3 into position 2. 

You might notice the middle looks bare, so fill in that blank space with pattern.

You might notice the middle looks bare, so fill in that blank space with pattern.

You're now ready to trace your pattern over and over, being careful to line everything up correctly and finally add some colour! 

You're now ready to trace your pattern over and over, being careful to line everything up correctly and finally add some colour! 

This is how it should finally look.

You're now ready to trace your pattern over and over and add some colour! 

William Morris

 

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