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ditsy dolphins fabric by sef on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Preview scale: 8.0 x 8.0 inches

by sef

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Description: A swirl of dolphins in a deep blue sea. Of all the sea critters I put into a bathroom mural, many years ago, for the neighbours' children, the dolphins are almost certainly the ditsiest. Any apparent 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 using the embed link.

Other colours, stylings, sizes and orientations are available on request and you can even ask for a combination of several designs together.

See also:
more mammal designs
fish designs
design index

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sef

sef says: Does that make this a dolphin swarm interrupted by something even bigger and badder ... :-o

Posted almost 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: I like this one too! It reminds me of those pictures you see of fish swarms interrupted by dolphins...

Posted almost 4 years ago.

sef

sef says: I had to darken the greys just a tad as a compromise between the paleness of printing on the new Kona and the levels on the original quilting cotton and sateen.

Posted over 4 years ago.

sef

sef says: Some tessellations definitely do have more flow than others. A lot of it is down to the underlying group symmetry and, of course, how curvy the dividing edges are. But I do generally prefer the ordered look unlike the normal population - which is why standard fabric manufacturers seem so inadequate to me and why I've been looking for a Spoonflower for 4 decades.

Posted over 4 years ago.

victori...

victorialasher says: I like your dolphins. It's hard to keep a tessellation from looking somewhat stiff, it's just the nature of the beast. I think it's harder to get a ditsy, or any scattered pattern, to be balanced without being stiff so that it has a nice, relaxed, flow.

Posted over 4 years ago.

sef

sef says: Thanks. From my point of view, though, a ditsy can never be as well-balanced as a tessellation.

Posted over 4 years ago.

mariao

mariao says: so nicely balanced!

Posted over 4 years ago.

sef

sef says: Dolphins have an inbuilt cuteness advantage. :-D

Posted over 4 years ago.

majobv

majobv says: lovely dolphins... this fabric is so cute!

Posted over 4 years ago.

sef

sef says: Thanks. The original mural only had a couple of dolphins in it but most of the other creatures involved had a strong orientation to them (eg through clinging to undersea rocks) which didn't really fit with being in a ditsy pattern.

Posted over 4 years ago.

forest&sea

forest&sea says: These dolphins are so well done and you've managed the flow that you wanted beautifully!

Posted over 4 years ago.

sef

sef says: Well the usability thing is going to be very much in the hands of the user - given that different people have completely different uses for fabric.

Posted over 4 years ago.

catru

catru says: wonderful!!! it makes a great and usable fabric!!! :)

Posted over 4 years ago.

sef

sef says: Thanks. I particularly wanted them to flow well.

Posted over 4 years ago.

erinibb...

erinibbertson says: I love how the dolphins smoothly repeat on this one! They are so cute.

Posted over 4 years ago.

sef

sef says: With them all being essentially the same critter (in slightly different poses etc), I had to be careful to avoid them stacking. If you look at the wider views (eg 1 yard) you should see a vaguely vine/leaf-like swirl rather than strong lines in any direction.

Posted over 4 years ago.

mrshervi

mrshervi says: this is nice! i like the simplicity of the colors & just having dolphins repeat! good ditsy print.

Posted over 4 years ago.

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