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MASTER THE CRAFT OF
SURFACE PATTERN DESIGN

By learning from historic patterns

with Bärbel Dressler

MASTER THE CRAFT OF SURFACE PATTERN DESIGN

By learning from

historic patterns

with Bärbel Dressler

Expand your knowledge
about pattern history and
various pattern types.

Learn to create patterns
inspired by your favorite historical styles.

Develop your drawing
techniques and abilities.

Build your pattern
composition skills to create complex and layered patterns.

Get inspiration and new
ideas for your patterns & collections.

Expand your knowledge about pattern types and pattern history.

Develop your drawing techniques and abilities.

Improve your pattern composition skills & create complex and layered patterns.

Learn to create patterns inspired by your favorite styles.

Find inspiration and new ideas for your patterns & collections.

Hi, I'm Bärbel
SURFACE PATTERN DESIGNER, PATTERN HISTORIAN & TEACHER
  • Are you looking to elevate your abilities as a surface pattern designer?
  • Do you love historic patterns?

Then you have come to the right place!

My love for historic patterns and styles helped me learn how to create a wide range of patterns and highly influenced my own work. Niching my work this way has also opened doors for licensing my designs with companies around the world.

With History Repeating (my education platform) I want to help aspiring & evolving surface pattern designers master the craft of surface pattern design. It's also my contribution to raising the value of this profession.

Here you can find resources, inspiration and courses about surface pattern design, inspired by pattern history - in one way or another.

READ MY PATTERN HISTORY HERE >>

Hi, I'm Bärbel

SURFACE PATTERN DESIGNER,
PATTERN HISTORIAN & TEACHER

If you’re looking to elevate your abilities as a surface pattern designer - and love historic patterns - you have come to the right place!

My love for historic patterns and styles has highly influenced my own work and it has opened doors for working with companies around the world.

With History Repeating I want to help evolving surface pattern designers develop their skills and master the craft of surface pattern design.

Here you can find resources, inspiration and education programs on surface pattern design, inspired by pattern history.

 

FREE GUIDE

The Patternpedia


Expand your knowledge about  patterns

32 pages covering over 130 historic and classic pattern styles, types and motifs.
Build your knowledge and help you find inspiration and new ideas for your next pattern or collection.

 

By downloading the free guide you will be added to my newsletter list, and receive more inspiration, free tutorials and tips about pattern design. You can of course unsubscribe at any time.

DOWNLOAD THE FREE GUIDE

 

Expand your knowledge about patterns

 32 pages with over 130 historic and classic pattern styles, types and motifs - to build your knowledge and help you find inspiration and new ideas for your next pattern or collection.

By downloading the free guide you will also sign up to my newsletter with more inspiration, teachings, tutorials and tips about pattern design. You can of course unsubscribe at any time.

LEARN WITH BÄRBEL:

Free mini-course:

CREATE A TRAILING FLORAL PATTERN

In this FREE mini course of only 5 lessons I show you simple steps to create a trailing floral pattern, with a more complex composition of continual, seamless branches, and how you can vary this type of pattern in 3 different historical styles.

Learn more and register to the course

Free Challenge

CREATE A TRAILING FLORAL PATTERN

Join me in a FREE challenge where I guide you through my 8 simple steps to create a trailing floral pattern, with an advanced composition of continual, seamless branches, and how you can vary this type of pattern in 3 different historical styles.

LEARN MORE & SIGN UP

Our signature course

BUILD YOUR PATTERN DESIGN REPERTOIRE

A 12-week online training program for you who are looking to up-level your pattern design abilities, diversify your repertoire and portfolio of patterns and develop your drawing techniques. Enrollment for the 2024 Repertoire course open August 20th.

LEARN MORE & JOIN THE WAIT LIST

Education program

BUILD YOUR PATTERN DESIGN REPERTOIRE

A 10-week online training program for you who are looking to up-level your pattern design abilities, diversify your repertoire and portfolio of patterns and develop your drawing techniques. 

Learn more about Repertoire

Membership

PATTERN DESIGN EVOLUTION

The membership for Repertoire alumni who want continued training, inspiration and coaching to evolve as surface pattern designers and develop a distinctly recognizable and personal style.

LEARN MORE ABOUT EVOLUTION

Membership

PATTERN DESIGN EVOLUTION

The membership for Repertoire alumni who want continued training, inspiration and coaching to evolve as surface pattern designers and develop your style.

Learn more about Evolution

Classes on Skillshare

HOW TO CREATE PATTERNS IN HISTORICAL STYLES

A series of 1-4 hours long courses about some of history's most iconic & beloved pattern styles; Toile de Jouy, Indian Floral, Paisley, Damask, Arts and Crafts. In each course you'll learn about the history behind the styles, their characteristics and my step-by-step process for how to create patterns in these styles of your own.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MY SKILLSHARE CLASSES
Classes on Skillshare

CREATE PATTERNS IN HISTORICAL STYLES

An immersive course series about some of history's most iconic & beloved pattern styles; Toile de Jouy, Indian Floral, Paisley, Damask, Arts and Crafts.

In each course you'll learn about the history behind the styles and my step-by-step process on how to create patterns in these styles of your own.

Learn more about the courses & Skillshare

Browse the library

ARTICLES ABOUT HISTORIC STYLES AND PATTERN COMPOSITION

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"I believe people need beautiful and inspiring surroundings to thrive and be happy."

~ Bärbel

SURFACE PATTERN DESIGN

Inspired by history

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