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This design is imitating the typical floral goldwork swirl embroidery which is so typical for embroidered late Elizabethan / early Baroque jackets.
This design is imitating the typical floral goldwork swirl embroidery which is so typical for embroidered late Elizabethan / early Baroque jackets. Notable examples are the embroidered jackets in the collection of the V&A as well as the one in the MET museum.
This particular design works exceptionally well with my Embroidered Elizabethan Forepart Gold- and Silverwork Imitation design
as it's based on the same colors, scale and background.
Please also have a look at the 'Swatch' size (by clicking the respective radio button on the right!) to see the details.
This design is also available printed on many other products on Cafepress as well as on Zazzle!
In case you're not familiar with Spoonflower; note that this fabric is neither really embroidered, nor does it contain real goldwork. It's a printed fabric of which the design imitates embroidery and goldwork
. 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.
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.
In case you should need this fabric in different colors or at a different scale, don't hesitate to send me a message!
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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