The word “family” for me has always and continues to represent belonging… a people with which you can be truly yourself and be loved. The intent of “Family Patterns” is to draw forward that sensation of connection that comes with being a part of an ever-welcoming group. This four panel illustrative fabric pieces utilizes pattern to express individual personalities, while still maintaining the unity of a group which is represented by the cohesive black line work. It is illustrative in nature but the drawing material is fabric, thread, embroidery floss, and yarn.