How about repeat designs done with non-hardening clay? Make a clay ball into a flattened stamp and handle shape. Have the students impress designs into them and then ink them with a stamp pad. It's a good lesson in positive and negative space. Also, with repeated printing, the clay design starts to morph into another related design.
Also, rolling string around a brayer, then inking it with printing inks. Roll it out and it will do a repeating pattern.
Also, techniques that habe been described lately on ArtsEdNet for paste paper would work for textile design concepts.
Alix E. Peshette
Emerson Junior High School
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. - Mahatma Gandhi
From: jw [mailto:wellmanj@BellSouth.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 6:08 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: textile design for high school art student
Can anyone suggest a source or perhaps describe a lesson or introductory
assignment in textile design, particularly an introduction to variations
on repeat patterns in textile design. Thanks. jw