This repeat pattern has been drawn up and ready for use since I first saw it in Cattistock Church last January. I was particularly attracted by the nature of the geometry within the repeat - at the same time diagonal and square but disguised by the organic overall flow of the pattern. In my design work, particularly the ones for healthcare settings, I find that my own preference for a geometric framework is not necessarily what is required. So I have been reversing my usual practice and putting the repetitive geometry into the details which float on an irregular textured background.
The pattern has gone through a series of changes from the original at Cattistock to give it a more open and rounded appearance to suit this commission. More changes resulted from feedback that leaf shapes were preferred to flowers - a bit of a blow as the pattern is essentially floral, but I believe that making changes to order is one of the things that drives my work forward.