The popularity of the Paisley Pattern is never ending. Several people have expressed an interest in knowing how to create a Paisley design so we thought we’d oblige
We have created 6 basic Paisley shapes and we are giving them to you, so that you can easily and quickly create your own Paisley designs.
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A few interesting facts about the Paisley Pattern
Resembling a twisted tear-drop the kidney-shaped paisley is of Iranian origin, but its western name derives from the town of Paisley, in central Scotland where the world renowned Paisley shawls were woven,
It’s been hugely popular ever since, with high-spots including
- Fender Guitars sticking pink Paisley wallpaper onto the main body of their guitars in the 60’s, which were hugely fashionable.
- In 1985 the musician, Prince had a hit record – “Paisley Park” paying tribute to the rock and roll history of the Paisley design.
- and The Azerbaijan’s team sported colorful paisley trousers at the 2010 Winter Olympics!
There are 2 parts to this tutorial, and we are using Inkscape software
Video 1 – Importing and vectorising the paisley shapes
Video 2 – Creating a background and saving your paisley patterns
We hope you have fun doing this.
If you’d like to learn the basics of using the Inkscape software whilst creating your own graphic, click on the link below and get access to our free video tutorials.
Photo Credit: Penina S Finger