Rediscovering my love of Inkscape

This is probably as off-topic as it gets, but since I’ve not been blogging for a month again, I thought I owe you a little bit of an explanation.

I have always found great joy in designing geometric patterns. I sometimes bring this over into sewing and make complicated dresses, which give me a very good chance of practicing my seam matching. 😉 Lately though, I have been incredibly busy rediscovering what a fantastic piece of software Inkscape is.

Plenty of people use it, of course, and years ago, I also installed it to work on some intricate geometric patterns. I don’t know if it was lack of time or motivation, but it just didn’t do what I wanted it to do at the time. Last week, I downloaded it again and set to work on it.

I have to say, the results please me very much. Once I learned all the different functions with the help of some online tutorials (there are plenty on youtube and Inkscape themselves offer a detailed manual, which can be accessed from the software), there was no stopping me.

Here are a couple of the geometric things I made in the last week

 

geometry 1

 

geometric pattern 1

 

I even made some items with these patterns on cafepress.co.uk, where you can find them under my profile theravingseamstress.