Wednesday, April 28, 2010

meet my fabric: agapanthus

Hello again - I'd like to introduce you to my third and final yardage design, "Agapanthus" ...


I really enjoyed the design process involved in creating this pattern. I started with a photo I took in summer of an agapanthus flower that hadn't quite bloomed. I took the photo in the first place becuase I was interested in the shapes of the buds and stems, so I started drawing ... both on a print out of the photo to get an idea of the shapes, and then freehand in my trusty sketchbook ...



After quite a bit of trial and error, I came up with a flower design that I was happy with - I wanted it to be structural, but organic. This design is the largest of all three ...


This design comes in two colourways: deep purple on off white and white on natural - both linen/cotton basecloths.


Both colourways of this design will be available in fat quarters (approx 70cm x 50cm) at the Melbourne Stitches & Craft Show. You will be able to buy this fabric in my online shop after the show.

So there you have it - my first yardage designs, all ready to be sewn into lovely things! I can't wait to see what others make with the fabric - if you make something, please send me a photo - it would really make my day!

I have really enjoyed sharing my designs and design process with you. No time to spare - so many things to do before next week. Have a lovely day!

20 comments:

june at noon said...

I think this might be my favorite of the lot! Such a great, organic feel to it. I really like how you traced right over the photo to get a feel for it, too. A good tip. ;)

m.e (Cathie) said...

great to see your process Nic, gorgeous fabric.

plushka said...

Oh, this one is stunning too! I think I will have a tough time choosing or may be I will just get them all!!!! Are you going to make some remains bags or sample packs?

Bigprint Little said...

It's lovely to be witness to your dream becoming a reality Nic, Congratulations! I'm so very happy for you - they all look beautiful!
Allison xx

ellie said...

This one's lovely. I've always loved the shape of agapanthus. Very pretty.
Hope it all goes well at the S+C Show.

Little Ted Canvas said...

Stunning! Love the agapanthas, always remind me of my parents place, mum planted them everywhere when they built our family home about 33yrs ago...

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

All the new fabrics are fabulous – but this is my FAVOURITE! I love it. Bravo Nic, you must be so excited about taking these beauties to the show.

Linda said...

wow Nic all your new fabrics are STUNNING I am so happy for you, have a great time at The Show wish I could go too

Brenda said...

Wow Nic! I think you might have to get more of the agapanthus printed....because this one is amazing, everyone is going to want it!

Christina said...

I love them all! OOoh, you are one talented lady you know! I had to mention them on my blog too. :)

Steph said...

O.K this one is the most gorgeous of all. I am sooo going to buy me some of that when it's up. Bravo!! :)

gret said...

Wow, this is a fantastic design, and I'm sure everyone is sure to love it, because I do. Well done!

Chicken Willow said...

Love it, especially the white print, just gorgeous!

lisa stubbs said...

They are all wonderful but I think this is my favourite, especially in white on the linen, beautiful!!

Sarah said...

I love agapanthus. I have agapanthus wallpaper on my landing and have just designed an 'agapanthus' headdress! Such a cool name too!! Love your fabric, it's simply stunning as are the other pieces you have done recently. Great work, you must be thrilled. x

flowerpress said...

Wow, yardage!!! I know how exciting that is, and I know the hard work and stress involved. A big fat congratulations to you! Yay :-)

Renee said...

Beautiful fabric!

Natalie said...

This print makes me want to buy a dining room table just so I can make this the table cloth!

Tania McCartney said...

Absolutely divine. Love 'circa' too.

Jenny said...

thank you for showing us the sketch and the photo - this is so interesting! great to see the design process!! I wanted to get the beige/white colourway but ran out of money at the show. *blush*