Poimintoja – Poimintoja

The Finnish word ”poimia” means picking or collecting. The original sketch is a part of my sketchbook made for the Brooklyn Art Library’s Sketchbook Project. It is the world’s largest collection of artists’ and designers’ sketchbooks. The sketch was made intuitively, my only goal at the time was to fill the sketchbook with different kinds of colors, surfaces, and technique tests. First I painted papers and then cut out shapes of flowers and leaves that I arranged and glued on the sketchbook. There were only a few rows but I could see a rhythm forming for repetition. The final pattern is finished on a computer. I wanted to make a vector version with a texture on the surface of the elements since I liked the uneven feel of the painted sketch. Depending on the colors of the pattern, on a small scale, the texture can be just a blending detail, or on a bigger scale, more rough and visible.

Size (h*w):  32 * 20 cm
Colors: 4 – 5
Group: B

Ideal product group

for bedding, for fashion, for interior textiles

Product groups available

All product groups, Bedding, Fashion, Fashion accessories, Flooring, Home accessories, Interior textiles, Other, Stationery and Disposables, Wallcoverings

Markets available

Africa, Australia and New Zealand, China, Europe, Global, Japan & Korea, Middle East, North America, Russia & CIS, South and Central America, South-East Asia

File format

.ai, .pdf

Color amount


Production technique

Digital printing, Jacquard, Rotation printing, Screen printing




Floral, Leaves, NATURE

Sketching method


Background colour

Burgundy, DARK, Purple