Back in February I found this San Francisco Bay Area wind visualization application by Nick Thompson and knew that I wanted to incorporate his tool in some way into one of the fusionwear sv textiles. It is mesmerizing and beautiful to watch this application. Below is the wind patterns on June 10th, 2010 at 3:00pm.
I traced each green line in Illustrator and then opened the file in Photoshop to create the textile pattern below. I also used imagery drawn from Middle Eastern garments, Mexican textile patterns, Chinese patterns, Japanese motifs and Indian motifs.
I was fortunate enough to correspond with Nick Thompson and he recommended this site to me: Taprats . This is an application which creates interesting Islamic star patterns. I also found Glambient fascinating. It takes patterns and morphs them into other patterns.