Today i want to share with you an idea i've had for a new range of fabrics with a simple style, and rustic feel. I'm really excited about this collection although its still very much a work in progress... As always i look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Seed Head Fabrics
Regular readers may remember a while back i took a collection of photographs of nature finds on a white background... some of them are featured on this set of five post cards available from my Print and Paper shop on Etsy.
I have lots more that i haven't used for anything yet but i've kept them in the back of my mind, waiting for inspiration to strike. I especially love the structural elegance of the dried teasel stems and other seed heads... i have some in a vase in the house and i was thinking how beautiful the shapes were when i had the idea of turning my photos into silhouettes to use for fabric designs!
The idea of using the true form of the stems as they are in life, rather than drawing the shapes myself really appealed - i hoped it would lend a more natural, rustic quality. Happily the inspiration to create these designs coincided with the arrival of a much more comprehensive colour code chart from Spoonflower (printed onto a yard of fabric rather than the 8x8inch swatch chart i have been using), so i've been able to pick some gorgeous muted shades which i think suit the natural style really well.
Without further ado then, here are the designs i've come up with so far... to give you a clearer idea of how they look i'll show a single stem and then the print as it would be on a 21x18 inch piece of fabric.
That's as far as i've got although i have lots more designs in mind. I'm excited to see how they look when they're printed though so i might just get some samples of these before i do anything else!
What have you been up to this week? I look forward to finding out on my weekly stroll around Handmade Harbour :) x