Monday 26 May 2008

Kitchen Garden Designs

Having worked on a lot of children's designs recently I have decided to continue with the garden theme but post some kitchen designs suitable for kitchen textiles, placemats, crockery or even stationery.

Both of these images are details taken from larger applique artworks. I have used subtly textured fabrics in muted green/natural tones to make these designs suitable for the kitchen market. I have finished off both designs with some hand-stitched detail and some machine embroidery.

Monday 19 May 2008

Appliqué Characters - Pink Garden Fairies

Having posted a Garden Fairies design for older girls last week I thought I would include one today aimed at a younger market. This design uses more simple, bolder shapes and traditionally girly pink/lilac appliqué fabrics.

With simple shapes and cute fairy characters this design would be suitable for a mutitude of products from interiors collections to stationery or clothing.

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.

Monday 5 May 2008

Rapunzel Appliqué Design

Today's design is an appliqué artwork based on the fairytale 'Rapunzel'. As with most of my appliqué designs I have added details to this one such as buttons, bows, hand-embroidered flowers, and of course Rapunzel's plaited hair, in order to give more surface interest.

This design would be suitable for use on a girl's interior collection or simply as a framed artwork.