A textile designer is the artists who conceives the idea of putting elements of design and motifs together to form a pattern on cloths.The final visual art work which such a person produces is what the textile mill uses to reproduce things like Ankara,guinea brocade, lace material and rugs..
Patterns are the final designs produced from the collection and combinations of designs. A pattern is a design produced from the repetition of a shape.this shape is reffered to as a motif.
Motif is the smallest unit of a pattern,it creates a major theme in pattern making.
Motifs can be created in various ways and this can be categorized into two namely; natural motifs and abstract or artificial motifs.
a). Natural motifs are motifs created from nature or man made objects e.g plants,animals,insects,chairs,spoons,cowries etc.
b). Abstract motifs are created from shapes or combination of different shapes e.g circle,cylinders cones,triangles etc.
USES OF MOTIF