Design and Composition of Textile Patterns

A course by la casita de wendy
Fashion designer. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 11/17/2016
, Fashion designer

Create designs and motives through scale, color and printing

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 94% Positive reviews (124)
  • 3155 students
Design and Composition of Textile Patterns

Create designs and motives through scale, color and printing

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 94% Positive reviews (124)
  • 3155 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 17 Lessons (1h 53m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

The world of Inés Aguilar -designer and creative director of La casita de Wendy- has been moving for almost two decades between fabrics, colors and shapes that become prints for very colorful and original fashion collections. Her work has gone around the world, selling items to important stores such as Anthropologie (USA), Cocktail (China), Peseta (Spain) or Lamp (Japan), as well as sharing her passion for textile design as a teacher.

If in your first course Design of textile prints you started in the technique of manual and digital printing , in this course you will complement your knowledge by learning to create unique compositions and designs from the manual drawing, to get the most out of your textile prints.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Aesthetics and composition of prints "All Over"
  • U3
    U3. Creation of prints
  • U4
    U4. Result and finishes
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will meet Inés, who will talk to you about the work of La casita de Wendy, her career and her most outstanding works. It will also show you its main influences between crafts, folk, art, illustration and design.

You will review what is a rapport and a print all over . Later you will see different types of prints according to the aesthetics used with different types of patterns; then, according to the composition between sauteed, linear elements, in kaleidoscope, etc. and you will discover how scale and color influence your designs.

You will get to work and draw two types of graphic elements to compose your prints: abstract and figurative; and you will learn to plan a collection by creating small schemes.

From the drawings made, you will create compositions by cutting elements following your planning. Then you will digitize them with a scanner to create several digital compositions on the computer.

Next, Ines will tell you how to make rapports more complex for prints all over.

You will realize photomontages with the designs previously created to visualize them in garments and products, and you will learn how to make a technical sheet to deliver the prints to the factory.

Finally, Ines will share some thoughts on the different fabrics and how you can bring variety through composition to your textile designs.

What is this course's project?

You will make five prints with the same elements drawn, playing with the composition and the scale.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To any person with creative restlessness and desire to design their own prints and fabrics at a more advanced level.

What you need

You will need to have basic knowledge of creation of rapports and average knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. With regard to the materials you will need: drawing material to choose (markers, watercolors, stamps and sketchbook).


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la casita de wendy

A course by la casita de wendy

Fashion designer

Inés Aguilar is a designer and creator of La casita de Wendy, a brand she has been working on for over 17 years and developing collections that she sells internationally in prestigious stores such as Anthropologie (USA), Cocktail (China) or Lamp (Japan).

In La Casita de Wendy, Inés and her team make garments with simple shapes in which the important thing is the graphic of the surface, the pattern or the selection of colors and materials. Through this they try to tell stories and turn their clothes into a special and magical language.

Inés, combines her work as creative director of the brand with teaching, having taught at the European University, the Technical University of Architecture of Madrid or the European Institute of Design where she currently directs the Master of Textile and Surface Design.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What are we going to do?
  • U2

    Aesthetics and composition of prints "All Over"

    • The Reason and the Rapport
    • Types of patterns: Motives
    • Types of prints: Composition
    • Types of prints: Scale
  • U3

    Creation of prints

    • The drawing
    • Paper composition: Floral graphic elements
    • Paper composition: geometric graphic elements
    • Composition with computer
    • Advanced ways to rapport
    • Mockups
    • Mix & Match
    • Data sheet
  • U4

    Result and finishes

    • Result according to tissues
    • Garments
  • FP

    Final project

    • Composition for Print Design

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Design and Composition of Textile Patterns. A Craft course by la casita de wendy

Design and Composition of Textile Patterns

A course by la casita de wendy
Fashion designer. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 11/17/2016
  • 94% Positive reviews (124)
  • 3155 students