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This fabric is imitating a floral gold- and silverwork embroidery which is so typical for embroidered Elizabethan clothing. Fabric like this was used for sleeves, foreparts and jackets.
This particular design works exceptionally well with my Embroidered Elizabethan Jacket Goldwork 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; and see the full repeat (the design has a full repeat of 46.4x67.4 inches (!) on fabric and 24 x 34.85 inches on wallpaper
This large scale also means that you only get a full repeat by ordering this design on a wider fabric (I recommend the Organic Cotton Sateen!) - and two yards in length
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 or silver metal sequins) to the fabric (within the lines of the 'vines', to be precise!); 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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