Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Garden path

I have long loved cloth from the 1950's. From bark cloth to polished cottons, from atomic designs to the beautiful brush stroke swirls of botanical inspired prints. I have appreciated them all. Lately I have come across these examples which I call garden path cloth. It appears these have been printed with individual blocks to form a crazy path or puzzle like design. I did a quick web search earlier and could not find much information and will have to delve a little deeper to find out more about the techniques used. If anyone has any info I would warmly welcome it. I really like the simplicity and boldness of these prints and the designers apparent sense of freedom and playfulness. Some of them would make great lino cuts.

4 comments:

Melanie said...

I really love the top fabric, it looks very contemporary!

Amber said...

Wow...great blog...will check this more often...

Thanks for your lovely messgage on mine...

Take care

flowerpress said...

These are so beautiful. I particularly love the bottom one, great colours!!

umbrellabella said...

I love the bottom one too the colours are gorgeous. They would make gorgeous lino cuts and everyone of them would be a gorgeous fabric in itself.