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art deco capitals fabric by sef on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Preview scale: 21.0 x 18.0 inches.

by sef

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By SEF

Maths, science, computing and music specialist with side interests in dancing, font design, celtic knotwork etc

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Description:

Combine my vision with yours by requesting a custom version. Comment on a design or by private message to the sef account.


This design has interlocking shell-shaped scales in an art deco style of tiling. Art deco is a highly geometric style which was influenced in part by the resurgence of interest in Egyptian forms after the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. A capital is the decorative top of a column or pillar (originally having a load-bearing function but sometimes merely there for show). Here they are arranged to interlock as shell-shaped scales (on the regular hexagon / triangle lattice) with the arch lines almost connecting and giving the impression of an ornamented headdress.

Any apparent jaggedness or glitches in the repeat are caused by a Spoonflower bug which squashes the image when applying rulers. See their undamaged version of the repeated image via the link given in the embed text or on the collection page.

See also:
more scales and scallops
more circle based designs
other regular hexagon based designs
design index

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sef

sef says: Got it - but I've missed the quilting cotton window now.

Posted over 4 years ago.

sef

sef says: I'm having to tweak the colours a bit on this one because it came out a little too much British school uniform and not enough King Tut at the French Riviera. The new Kona cotton doesn't help. :-/

Posted almost 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: That's probably because it would be constructed like a large-tiled mosaic if it really was on capitals! :-D

Posted almost 5 years ago.

plumbilly

plumbilly says: This is a really strong design, the colours really pop and it's really intricate, well done! - it reminds me of mosaic.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: I'm glad you like the flow because I worked quite hard on faking the curves linking together despite them having to meet conflicting constraints.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: Nice. I love the way the shells both overlap one another and seem to flow into one another. The sense of fluidity together with geometry is so pleasing, and the colors are terrific.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: Ways to get to a "good" URL: <br>&bull; from your home page (or recent activity list) using the design image attached to a comment left on the design (yours or someone else's). It may start as an "explore" one but ends up on arrival as a "fabric" one. Ditto the images with sales notifications. <br>&bull; from any of the shop views (whether "fabric" or "explore"). <br>&bull; from clicking on design libary images. It looks like the faulty type of URL but it has an additional kludge on the end of it which makes it work. <br>&bull; from a collection page (big) image. <br><br>Ways to get a "faulty" URL (ie without the Embed feature): <br>&bull; from the top 5 images of your most recent designs on your home page.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: Which bit don't you know how to do, su_g? <br><br>The link itself is made with the standard HTML a tag. <br><br>The (current) address of the image can be found by page code inspection or by clicking on the "Embed" feature under the bottom right hand corner of the image to pop up some extra text. However, that "Embed" feature is only visible if you've got the page open in a certain way - eg with the URL in the ".../fabric/..." form rather than ".../fabric_items/..." form. Also, Spoonflower changes the image names from time to time - especially if you upload a new version, change the view, enter a contest, sell some fabric etc etc etc. So then all the manual links of this sort are broken and need to be fixed.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

glimmer...

glimmericks says: Love the colors and the design, Sef!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Great! I like the apparent simplicity of this and outstanding use of white, and it was nice to see some bright blues. As always your notes are informative & add something. It was great to have a link to the undamaged version - please can you tell us all how to do that?

Posted almost 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: PS#1: "popular for so long" = positively ancient! However, most people on Spoonflower seem to use the R4 scales rather than the R6 ones. <br><br>PS#2: ideally the yellow would be gold! Various Spoonflower users on flickr would like to somehow get metallics into their prints. <br><br>PS#3: I'm not sure I'd be hanging around beside a pool anywhere, but this design is definitely jumping right up my list of things to make for myself.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: A pool is a nice thought but might be a problem if the swirling shapes were to confuse people's sense of direction.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

sheila'...

sheila's_corner says: I used these shell shapes for an assignment in art school. They always appeal to me, and Maybe that is why they have been popular for so long. You have added a lot of depth, and the pop of yellow is a perfect touch of warmth. I see this poolside!

Posted almost 5 years ago.