I've been having more fun with photoshop patterning for my final project. I scanned in images of world textiles from various book sources and have been turning the motifs into repeats. I'm thinking of making a globe with the countries appliqued in patterns. It would become a useful tool for the patterning workshop I'm teaching this summer for kids.
Aboriginal/Australian Resist Print:
Japanese Resist Print (this one is probably the most manipulated from the original):
Mexican weaving with inlay/brocade: