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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Blue Roses, I Love You

Do you remember when I faked it for this photo? I'm happy to report that I am now halfway to making it.

Yesterday, Leisa and I screen printed my 'Dotty About Roses' design as yardage on hemp-organic cotton and have sent the fabric off to the lampshade makers.

I like to be believe that I have mixed a very sophisticated shade of blue (still to be named) so I hope you agree?

The fabric screen had to be redone as I wasn't happy with the scale of the print and some of the cross-stitch detail was being lost with the smaller size. I do think it is perfect now with each rose at 16.5 cm high (6.5 inches).

We're printing the design on our natural linens this week and all will be available for purchase very soon. With only 3 weeks to go until Life Instyle Sydney, I'm anxious to have new homewares made. Luckily, none of our local manufacturers were affected by the Flood.

Speaking of (true) blue - I wish everybody a great Australia Day today.


Posie Patchwork said...

Oh i love this, just gorgeous, i'm a blue girl, you steal my heart blue roses, love Posie

julie said...

Happy Australia Day Thea! Wishing Voyt well, after you finish that needlepoint of course.

plushka said...

OMG! I love it! It's very close to my heart as it reminds me of my favourite Gzhel ceramics. It's a traditional blue and dark blue ornaments and floral designs painted on background of white glaze.

Thank you! X

Tracey said...

Happy Australia day!

The colour of blue you've made is absolutely beautiful! :)

circle retreat quilter said...

So love the blue, well done, looks great. S

Hot Fudge said...

Beautiful. Any time you get sick of it, here I am, waving at you. Happy Australia Day!

polly pratt said...

I LOVE it. i`m seeing it made up in dresses.

Happy Australia Day :)

Creative Arty Facts said...

Love the print Thea - love the colour too - "feels" like a wedgewood blue to me!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely lovely! I really like that blue. I can see it in my house as a cushion :) Nice work Thea. Hope everything is well with you.
Megs x

Exquisite Accessories said...

How original is that love it Thea your just full of inspiration :) Hugs to you & Voyt x

Eco fabrics said...

That looks great Thea, It's such a great design and really beautiful in the blue. I can't wait to see it at life in style. :)

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