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Spring Fruit: New Fabric Designs


© 2010 Cameron Blazer // Cottage Industrialist

It's been a quiet spring on this here blog. I've been tending to several projects behind the scenes that haven't left much time for writing. But it's time to take the lid off of some of what I've been working on.

Mankolam, pictured above, is a collection of fabric designs that I put together in March from bits and pieces I'd been playing with for more than a year. Once I knew what I wanted to do with it, I was amazed at how quickly it came together. Mankolam is the sanskrit word for "mango design," or what we have come to know as paisley, thus the name. I have always loved the color and movement of paisley designs, but I wanted to do something with them that also reflected the more buttoned-up elements of my personality. So the paisley is on a background of pin stripes. The earthy buttons are neatly arranged because, as my dear friend Emily would say, "a polka is my signature dot formation." The over-the-top floral is kept in check with, well, a check stripe. And the fluttery gossamer wings (which are my favorite) float in tight tandem with one another.

Continue reading? This one's chockablock, I promise. Go on, you know you wanna click!

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