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Elizabethan Blackwork with Goldwork and Pearls fabric by bonnie_phantasm on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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This fabric is imitating a lattice of floral blackwork, decorated with goldwork which is so typical for Elizabethan / early Baroque embroideries

This kind of fabric would have been used for sleeves, cuffs, partlets and chemises.

Please have a look at the 'Swatch' size to see the details; and 'Fat Quarter' and any 'Yard' sizes to see the repeat.

In case you're not familiar with Spoonflower; note that this fabric is neither really embroidered, nor does it contain real goldwork or pearls, for that matter. It's a printed fabric of which the design imitates embroidery and goldwork and pearls. Just found it safer to mention this ;-)

This fabric works well if you need 'the look', but don't need it to be historically accurate (which only real embroidery and goldwork would be).
In case you desire a real 'metallic' look (since the goldwork, as already said, is 'just' a pretty realistic print, but in no way really 'metallic'), you can add spangles (=tiny golden metal sequins) to the fabric; and maybe also carefully paint over the goldwork lines with a diluted fabric glitter paint.
Also, of course, you can sew real pearls over the printed pearls to add some depth to the fabric.

Like with almost all my other fabrics, I recommend ordering this design in either Organic Cotton Sateen or Cotton Poplin or - if you desire a more shiny look - the Cotton Silk, since colors will print brightest on those fabric types.
Of course I encourage you to order a test swatch in the fabric type that you desire before ordering larger amounts, just so you can judge the print quality.

In case you should need this fabric in different colors or at a different scale, don't hesitate to send me a message!

I also have some products featuring this design at my Zazzle Store!

If you were always wondering how different colors print on the various fabrics that Spoonflower offers, please do have a look at my website where I have quite a few comprehensive photos of color swatches printed on various fabrics!

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Elizabethan Blackwork with Goldwork and Pearls

by bonnie_phantasm
This fabric is imitating a lattice of floral blackwork, decorated with goldwork which is so typical for Elizabethan / early Baroque embroideries.
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2. Choose a Size & Amount

Horizontal: 1
Vertical: 1
Total: $0.00

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wallpaper | gift wrap |


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