This grasscloth wallpaper is gorgeous, by the way — extraordinarily textured and very crisp.
I highly recommend ordering swatches first. Spoonflower has a variety of fabrics and wallpapers, which means colours can print subtly differently — for example, the cottons tend to be a bit more muted, the velvets are more saturated (and the Celosia velvet brings out yellow tones), while the wallpapers have crisp lines on a range of textures.
You can find them all at my Spoonflower shop — and as well as allowing you to buy lengths, Spoonflower also offers some pre-sewn bed and table linens. (And for other objects, there’s Redbubble.)
The fabric samples have arrived, which means I can now offer the repeating pattern of wildflowers by the yard on fabric (and wallpapers) from Spoonflower: Wandering Wildflowers. It’s always a good idea to order a test swatch, first — what comes up a lovely slate-blue on cotton goes into a deep saturated golden-green on velvet (although I do like them both!).
If you don’t sew, Spoonflower does offer some pre-made home furnishings and masks.
The pattern is also up on Redbubble, on a variety of books, garments, etc.
It’s always worth getting sample swatches first, because fabrics hold colours so differently. Here there’s a lovely twilight woodcut-blue on the Petal Signature Cotton, and a fascinating green-blue, the marine of evening, on the shimmery Celosia Velvet.
General Redbubble mask information is in their FAQs (and for every mask sold, Redbubble will make a donation to Heart to Heart International).
And if you’d like to make your own out of other fabrics (or just like to sew generally) a few of the repeating prints are up on Spoonflower, which sells lengths of fabrics (and wallpapers). The recent raven and unicorn designs will be up there once the test swatches arrive by international post.
Now I have also received my test prints from Spoonflower (print on demand fabrics), and the designs are up there too in three options: Green background; white background; and no lines (rather impressionistic, would work well for backgrounds/lining).
Here they are, with my feet for scale.
And I ordered a doona/duvet cover from Redbubble. The printed layer has a beautiful silky cottony feeling – it was meant to be for the spare bedroom but I might keep it for myself. Shown here with books and sofa cushion for scale – it’s quite a large print.
The Illustration Friday topic this week was Orbit. I worked through a few concepts (moon-gazing -> Hobbits -> Mary Poppins -> The Childlike Princess -> The Goblin Prince -> Celestial Carousels -> back to Labyrinth -> Regency astronomy -> satellites).
Eventually came back to the carousel. Why? I do not not know? It involved a lot more work, digging out compasses, working at a large scale, working out new techniques I’d just learned in Inkscape… Probably for all of those reasons.
The idea is to print this on fabric, a panel per yard, and make a skirt in one of the two colourways. I haven’t decided which, but will report back if it works. Or if it fails in unexpected and humorous ways.