Sunday, May 13, 2012
Variations on the theme.....
Fabric printers of the early 19th century often called these...Polka Dots....trying to capitalize on the newest dance craze...the Polka, a Bohemian folk dance wildly popular in Great Britain and the United States by 1845.
A variety of dots.
When the printing machine starts, you need to do 3,000 yards to be cost efficient. Most printers do not want all that yardage in the same color...so I choose one or two other colorations I think are typical for the time period. This design also comes in two shades of blue and two of lilac.
Happy Mother's Day !