This spring has had it’s ups and downs lately, with the erratic weather and torturous peeks of sun, mimicking one of the hottest trends of the moment – the chevron, or more commonly known, the zigzag pattern! These geometrical ZigZag Washi Tapes are definitely on our shopping list – perfect for D.I.Y.’s, crafts and home decorations!
Geometric patterns being one of the hottest trends this year, with it’s contemporary, minimalistic and fresh look, reminiscent of it’s scandinavian influences, we’re now seeing it everywhere. Among all the other strong shapes of squares and triangles along the classic linear stripes, is the zigzag pattern. The jagged pattern is seen on everything from stationery and notebooks, to home decor and packaging design. It’s done in all sizes and colors, more often seen in two-toned contrast.
And what’s so special about these so-called Washi tapes? Well, first of all they are way more than just pretty masking tapes. Made of paper, they are surprisingly strong and durable. Made of natural fibres from the bark of trees such as the mulberry tree, the mitsumata shrub or the gambu tree, which all are native to its origin land of Japan. Some Washi tapes can be as strong as duct tape, making them very useful around the house, but most often you can see them used in various decorative uses and crafting. And the best thing is, that they come in hundreds of styles and colors.
There are several online shops and craft manufacturers that sell the Washi tape and if in need of inspiration on what to do with it, simple Google or Pinterest search will get you started! Our Editor and Design & Paper master crafter Sini is obsessed with the colorful and geometrically patterned tapes, so stay tuned for the up-coming Washi tape D.I.Y.’s!
Piece of trivia: the origin of the word zigzag is unknown, but it was first known to be printed in the French literature in the late 17th century!