Hex-a-thing Tessellation Repeat Pattern and Modified Stripe

Creating this tessellation began with drawing shapes that were hexagonal in origin, then moved to using card stock to cut out templates and quickly trace. Tessellations must lock together on all sides, which only certain shapes will do. Once I found my shape I brought it into 2D and created the design based on the size of screen. I was working on a large scale print (5'x9') on army carded cotton and printing with textile pigment so I could achieve bold colors. It took me hours to work on the color-way. Distributing the colors in a fluid way was paramount to the overall affect. After that project was complete I used the same shape to create a modified stripe which I eventually used to create rayon knit infinity scarves.