Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sun, Sand and Seaweed

I am back in wintry Montana after 10 beautiful days on the Mayan Riveria!

One morning while strolling the beach I noticed a variety of different seaweeds in the surf. Some had long fingers while others had tiny frills. I started a little collection for design ideas. Seaweeds and corals are common motifs in textile design early 1800s and then again at the end of the century. Here are several examples from the Dargate book that have elements that look like my seaweeds!








3 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful prints. I enjoy your blog!
    Andrea, Minnesota

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  2. I really like the pattern in the last one. Its always worth having a closer look at the larger image. Really get a better idea of the delicacy of the layers of prints.

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  3. again, you bring back child memories with this special colours, especially in the middle...I guess this is why I prefer reproduction fabrics en general (smile)

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