This is a favourite fabric I've had for a few years. I've made a duvet cover out of it and the odd gift and this is my last piece. I haven't tired of it. I love the colour and feel of this blocked print and I want more. Trouble is, it was a remnant bought from an interior designer who was retiring. I know little about it except that it was based on an old Swedish design (18th century I think.) The only clue to the name of it is a small section from the selvedge that says Forklade fran Varola socken Skarabo... I've done searches but come up with nothing. I have a feeling the wording means "red flowers" or something equally nondescript.
I'm wondering if any Swedish readers out there could give me a clue? More importantly, might any of you have a good source for affordable block printed fabrics? Please email me or leave a comment if you do.
The beginning of a set of coasters. I'll make six or eight, they'll probably be a wedding gift for a cousin getting married next month. I'll add a bit of embroidery as well and probably stitch a little bag to keep them in. These are made up entirely from scraps. I find using up tiny scraps of fabric like this immensely satisfying.
As for our picnic at the seaside, it rained - no surprise since it has nearly all week (don't know whose hut the children have perched on here.)
After a good few hours of fun in the rain they came in to join us. I wish I still had the abitlity to play out in any weather and not feel the cold.