Swatches are pieces of fabric or any material really, generally 12" by 12", you explore different techniques of manipulation with them, here are my first three derived from my pattern project,
This patter features in the three swatches below,
This is just plain embroidery on calico, I used a black wool that I got from the knit room,
Close up of front,
This is the lattice pattern except with emphasis on the back of the pattern, in a boarder made of calico and spray painted pattern.
This is calico pleated then pleated the opposite way to create squares in the fabric, and the pattern is spray painted on the front.