Monday, 22 March 2010

succulent flowers in red

red succulent flower, block printed fabric, handmadered, block printed fabric, succulent flower, handmadered succulent flower, block printed fabric, repeat patternSucculent flowers in red block printed by hand on cotton/linen blend fabric.

I had a lot of fun printing this piece. Unfortunately the light in these pics (especially that third one, what's going on there I wonder) makes the base fabric look slightly pink. Rest assured it's not. Instead it's a lovely natural shade. More like ivory. I have a piece printed with the succulent flowers in black ink that I'm tempted to sew into a skirt. I like the idea of using it in one panel at the front and perhaps the rest of the skirt in a dark light-weight denim. Sewers out there - is this idea a bit crazy?


  1. I think that you could put it with a lightweight denim if it is a similar weight. If you do it, I would love to see how it comes out.

  2. Thanks for the feedback. I agree - the similar weight in fabric will make a difference in this working.

  3. Go for it. As long as it is a similar weight it should be fine. I see we've both got the nutty fabric printing thing going on. The repeat length looks beautiful.It's a tricky thing the repeat.