I know this category of the blog is called “know your patterns”, but when it comes to this one, im not even sure I do.
After a massive amount of research, I’m afraid you’re gonna have to take this little bit of fashion knowledge with a handful of salt and consider it more a tip than a truth.
You see, between birds eye and nailhead every resource I found had a different definition and even worse, a different example on each. The only thing I could find consistent is that it falls into what is considered a ‘solid’ pattern, which is to say that it give the appearance of a solid colour from afar. Upon closer inspection one should see that the weave has a resulting lighter dot on the surface giving it a Nailhead / Birds eye / bullseye / pin head appearance much like oxford cloth.
Those aren’t just adjectives, nope those are all variations of this pattern, where nailhead would carry a more square weave, birdseye a more diamond shape and bulls eye a more oval shape with pin head seemingly being a very tiny dot like pattern.
In the end, I think I vaguely get it, all I know is, I like it!
I’m hoping I’ve hit the ‘nail’ on the head with the examples below.
If we have any fabric experts in the house, please feel free to correct me.
Okay. Stay fancy.