Saturday, 10 August 2013

Chintz roses; odd colours of pink, red and purple-blue

The chintz pattern has a lot of history and many books written about it.
But here are some chintz patterns that are have been brought to the present,
to the contemporary pattern structures and use of colours.
        
The colour palette is very expressive and bright and warm,
despite fabric having faded through multiple washes,
the colours still strike me as being original.
Especially that strange purple-blue.

These tiny rose buds are beautifully printed onto the fabric,
which is a kind of synthetic blend of materials -
and seems like it would be difficult to print upon.