My insect patterns collection were completed for giftwrap project where I originally created a pattern each for a ladybird, a dragonfly and a beetle to make up a giftbag, a gift roll and a flat sheet too. There was also a gift-tag and card that were designed to go along with these. I then created a little family of patterns from each hero design using the motifs created for each one. I loved making the families and seeing how they co-ordinate together, and creating mockups to show how they would work on the actual projects. I chose to focus on those three insects because I don’t see them very often in patterns, beetles maybe are not considered the most attractive bugs too so making them into a cute pattern was an interesting little challenge.
See below for the full collections, which include a main hero design for the Ladybird, Dragonfly and Beetle, with their secondary and blender designs that I used to co-ordinate with them.