21 January 2012

Aquilegia play

I adore aquilegias. Their delicate shapes and curly petals fascinate me. These ones are from my garden.

I've been wondering how to use the shapes in my designs, so I've played with the photo to produce this image.

Perhaps, if I simplify the lines, a useable pattern for a screen print may evolve. Or maybe a monoprint. Hmm...


  1. I love them too! I planted two in my garden recently and they are thriving but not flowering.

    Could you delete some elements and just focus on a few, for printing?

  2. Me too - mine aren't flowering yet either! I love the pic and I think it has potential for lots of repeat printing on fabric and random free-motion highlighting stitch.


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