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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To get access to these shapes:
Please leave a comment at the end of the post (in the WordPress comments & not FB ones, so we can get in touch with you) telling us how you plan to use the design – be it for fun, embellishments to existing graphics, as a basis for designing some fabric (yes, we know of one enterprising lady who has done this!).
We will then email you the 6 paisley patterns straight away.
]Please Note: ** We will be creating 2 more tutorials, and in those we shall show you how to create your own Paisley shapes using Gimp.**
** It is of course, possible to draw paisley shapes using Inkscape, and we will be doing a more advanced tutorial on this in the future.**
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