Monday 12 May 2008

Appliqué Characters - Gardening Fairies

This design is aimed at older girls and is based on the traditional idea of fairies at the bottom of the garden. These fairies are planting vegetables, watering flowers and generally keeping things in order! The images shown are details taken from a larger appliquéd artwork.
With a slightly older target audience for this design I have been able to use a more sophisticated colour palette and am really pleased with the results. The lovely dusky purple linen and the darker purple stripe shirting fabric in this design were both bought in the fabric market in Shanghai. It is great to be able to use them and remember my enjoyable visits to the Chinese fabric markets, so much choice and beautiful quality fabrics.

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