For the last couple of weeks I have been learning the basics/experimenting with ‘Inkscape’ – an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X. I used to use Illustrator while I was at university, and enjoyed the ‘trace’ function which allowed me to turn my illustrations into vector images, and luckily Inkscape has a similar function.
While I was messing around with the ‘stars and polygons’ tool, I ended up accidentally making shapes like this:
This has kind of got me wondering how I could use images I’ve designed with Inkscape and apply them to embroidery or pattern design… hmmm…
The reason I wanted to get to know my way around Inkscape is that I had recently been asked to design a logo for a permaculture group. This is what I have experimented with so far:
I’ve adjusted the spacing between some of the paths by using the path and ‘node’ functions. I think it looks pretty nice in green:
I’ll have to wait and see what the verdict is!
Update: They liked it 🙂