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Our first in a new monthly WeaveUp design showcase series, we bring you an Inspired By Nature theme. With organic and natural elements this brief is perfect for bringing the outside in and embracing the design buzzword ‘biophilia.’ It draws on the Dulux 2020 Colour Of The Year, Tranquil Dawn.

Tranquil Dawn Dulux 2020
Tranquil Dawn, Dulux Colour Of The Year 2020

Brigitte Marlot and Barbara Brayovic from our Design Team have shared their process of uploading and adapting designs using our phenomenal digital design tool. You’ll find some great WeaveUp tips along the way!

You’ll see how easy it is to create your own designs, adapt existing ones and show samples to your clients.

We often start with Pinterest or actual mood boards for design inspiration and here you’ll see a snapshot of the design thinking for this brief…

Pinterest inspo Inspired By Nature

WeaveUp Design Showcase ‘Inspired By Nature’

Brigitte chose to showcase the design Linville Cre8 as bamboo plants are often associated with feelings of peace and serenity. This was combined with the textured Bouquet Stripe Cre8 and the all-over leaf print Bamboo Cre8. The textured Basketweave Cre8 brings a touch of natural, raw fibre.

WeaveUp Design Showcase Inspired By Nature

Barbara was inspired by coastline greenery and the contrast of the dense Australian bush when it meets the coast.

She decided to showcase Acacia Cre8 and changed the colours to reflect eucalyptus trees.  The design Aureum Cre8 was coloured to depict the dense bush and the variety of native trees. Edo Cre8 and Homespun Cre8 were also showcased with colours inspired by coastal sandstones and beach grass.

WeaveUp Design Showcase Inspired By Nature

How To Access These Designs In WeaveUp

You can access all these Cre8 designs in our Inspired By Nature design board by logging in to your WeaveUp account and following the Materialised Design Studio. Or register with us for login details.

WeaveUp DESIGN SHOWCASE Inspired By Nature

How To Upload A New Design To WeaveUp

The design has to be prepared in PhotoShop to ensure it’s the right size and format for the website, and that the colours can be customisable.

The upload is a step by step, easy to follow process. 

TOP TIP: It’s important to add keywords, so your design is easily found.

Remember to pay close attention to the scale.

How To Customise Designs Already In WeaveUp

Firstly, use the ‘customise design’ function.

Then select colours from the Huesteria palette, dropping the Lab value in the design.

TOP TIP: You can save colours as a palette so that it is easy to use the same colours in the other designs.

WeaveUp Inspired By Nature Tips 4

Another neat thing you can do to simplify the number of colours in a design is to replace superfluous colours with the same one.

WeaveUp Inspired By Nature Tips 2
WeaveUp Inspired By Nature Tips 3

The repeat feature is straightforward, most designs only work with the basic repeat, but you can have a lot of fun with the mirrored function!

WeaveUp Inspired By Nature Tips 1

Then the best bit, seeing the designs come to life by having them digitally printed on our beautiful base cloths. When you are ready to order your sample, we print these in Sydney and have them posted to you within 48 hours!

WeaveUp Inspired By Nature
Barbara’s Printed Designs
WeaveUp Inspired By Nature
Brigitte’s Printed Designs

If you don’t have a WeaveUp account, get in touch and we will set you up with login details. You will be amazed!

3 thoughts on WeaveUp Design Showcase: Inspired By Nature

  • Tammy PleysierDecember 12, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Fantastic reinvention of existing designs one of our favourite things to do in weave up.

    Thanks for tips too 🙂

    • Catherine McGowanDecember 12, 2019 at 5:50 pm

      Thank you, glad you found it useful!

  • KrystleDecember 16, 2019 at 11:40 am

    This is great.


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