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Ancient Egyptian color plaid by Su_G fabric by su_g on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Preview scale: 8.0 x 8.0 inches.

by su_g

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By Su Schaefer

Featuring a newish release: 'An inky blue wash on the scales'. Thanks so much everyone for your faves, comments, purchases & project pictures - so much appreciated! All designs © Su Schaefer, All Rights Reserved

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Description:

Ancient Egyptian color palette plaid (see below). Line art. © Su Schaefer 2014 Ancient Egyptian color palette in a faux woven, ribbon-work, or plaid form.
© Su Schaefer 2014

Printed on basic combed cotton - 2nd thumbnail above - and cotton voile yardage - 3rd thumbnail (double click for a clearer view). I'd expect it to print 'as seen' in the polyesters, wallpaper and gift wrap.
This design began as a color palette test for a potential Synergy Challenge Collection, but gained a life of its own along the way. This is version 2 with improved separation of the greens in particular (thanks WeavingMajor!). You can learn more about the project at The Synergy Challenge Project.
This restricted palette is a set of modern equivalents of colors from Ancient Egypt as follows:

colourcode code - description
040404 - lamp black
c5c5c5 - silver
180e02 - ivory black
ffffff - chalk white
e9d67a - gold
fefff3 - lead white
0b354d - indigo
0a1861 - lapis lazuli
031883 - azurite
0d2fa3 - Egyptian blue, deep
76b8c4 - Egyptian blue, light
3ba05c - malachite
29a95c - verdigris
9accb3 - chrysocolla
17c9cd - turquoise
f3b024 - orpiment
f9d26d - lead antimonite
e4a228 - yellow ocher
e48100 - ocher
e24510 - realgar
d2280e - red lead
bd3b1b - red ocher
a30119 - madder lake
bc0025 - carmine lake

See other designs by Su_G.

Line art, basic repeat.
[Currently set @ Fabric: 187 ppi (proofed @ 187), Wallpaper: 125, Gift wrap: 187 ppi]

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su_g

su_g says: Thanks very much for your great comments on the yardage Susana and Robin! Very much appreciated!

Posted 11 months ago.

bruxama...

bruxamagica says: gorgeous!

Posted 11 months ago.

robin_rice

robin_rice says: Beautiful!

Posted 11 months ago.

su_g

su_g says: Yardage printed on cotton voile - ages ago! I guess the cotton lawn would be the closest equivalent now that the voile has been discontinued. Daylight picture so you see how it looks with the sun shining on it and in the shade.

su_g uploaded a fabric image for su_g's design Ancient Egyptian color plaid by Su_G :

V2_greens-modified_egyptian-color-palette-stripes_comment_627290_thumb

Posted 11 months ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much Boo, and I certainly will post pics when it arrives... And isn't it wonderful how we educate each other - hope you enjoyed Candy's referencing of Andy Gilmore...

Posted almost 2 years ago.

bippidi...

bippidiiboppidii says: Such fabulous colours Su! I love the way they interact with each other in this striking design. I do hope you'll post a pic of your cotton voile scarf. Off to look at Andy Gilmore now...

Posted almost 2 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks for your smashing comments Angela and Penny - I just ordered some of this on the cotton voile (before it disappears) as I think it will make a great scarf - to go with everything!

Posted almost 2 years ago.

mag-o

mag-o says: Smashing!

Posted almost 2 years ago.

bluevelvet

bluevelvet says: Wow this is really gorgeous Su

Posted almost 2 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much Joan and Susan, so happy to know that you find it pretty - esp. given its beginnings!

Posted almost 2 years ago.

soobloo

soobloo says: It sure is pretty!

Posted almost 2 years ago.

joanmcl...

joanmclemore says: I just saw this! Wow it is pretty..........!

Posted almost 2 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks for your lovely comment Sylvie, very much appreciated!

Posted about 2 years ago.

art_on_...

art_on_fabric says: This is gorgeous Su, what wonderful colours! :-)

Posted about 2 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Lori and Magenta: thank you so much for your excellent comments and helpful feedback - glad all my hard work has been useful (trust a rock hound - and I have to say I had never heard of some of these colors and had great fun looking them up to see what their actual color range was!).

Posted about 2 years ago.

magenta...

magentarosedesigns says: Stunning work Su-g! It appears woven to me, at least it reminds me of fabric on a loom and is very eye catching and beautiful.

Posted about 2 years ago.

keweena...

keweenawchris says: I applaud your hard work and attention to detail! It's stunning in it's own right, Su! And I've learned so much : )

Posted about 2 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Scan of the palette proofed on basic combed cotton. Some color sets lack discrimination in this version and/or on this substrate - two of the dark blues, the two greens, and the two brighter reds.

su_g uploaded a fabric image for su_g's design Ancient Egyptian color plaid by Su_G :

V2_greens-modified_egyptian-color-palette-stripes_comment_479894_thumb

Posted about 2 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: I had to take it to yardage to see what you saw Rhonda and I agree that the pleated look has something - its amazing how strong colors generate optical illusions too... you learn something every day!!

Posted about 2 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Oh thanks so much for all your interesting comments and feedback Bob, Rhonda and Tina! Hope you do find a way to do that "Egyptian-flavored favorites" project Bob - it sounds so 'out there' I'd love to see it!

Posted about 2 years ago.

ottoman...

ottomanbrim says: I love it too! Very striking! And also fun to research Andy Gilmore!

Posted about 2 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: I love the pleated look that appears when looking at the yardage views of this gorgeous palette design!

Posted about 2 years ago.

bobgree...

bobgreenwade says: This is a very inventive way of doing a color scheme pattern, Su! It makes me wish I could make groups of Favorite fabrics, so I could put a bunch of them into "Egyptian-flavored favorites" and make a suit from the lot at some point. (This would be the vest.)

Posted about 2 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much Moira and Deborah for your wonderful comments, and everyone else for the faves on this one! I never thought a color scheme test pattern could have so much appeal! Thanks again!

Posted about 2 years ago.

anniedeb

anniedeb says: Beautiful, Su. It reminds me of a controlled layered rainbow! Also I see echoes of men's madras shirts -- but only in the yardage view. The swatch view brought the layered rainbow to mind. And I liked reading all the color names. Coincidentally, yesterday I got a new book in the mail and I read about the madder plant. (I noticed your color name "madder lake.") Now I'll have to look up Andy Gilmore! Wonderful design, Su.

Posted about 2 years ago.

moirarae

moirarae says: Wow, love this - just look at the yardage - fantastic!

Posted about 2 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much for sharing your great idea Candy! I didn't know Andy Gilmore and have just had a lot of enjoyment having a look at his work - although when I read it described as "turns math into art" I was a bit intimidated... it makes you realise just how many different sources of inspiration there are...

Posted about 2 years ago.

candyjoyce

candyjoyce says: Although this is displayed as a colour palette I think it is gorgeous as a design in it's own right. The dramatic interplay of all the colours makes me think of Andy Gilmore!

Posted about 2 years ago.

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