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shark dance 8 diamond (pale) fabric by sef on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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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:

Tessellation of stylised fin-biting sharks, rotating around tetrad axes in a square tile in diamond formation.

Tessellation of stylised fin-biting sharks, rotating around tetrad axes in a square tile in diamond formation. Currently displaying 4" version in shades of cyan-teal and jade green with white lines. Other colours, stylings, sizes and orientations are available on request and you can even ask for a combination of several designs together.

See also:
which shark is witch
more fish designs
other tessellations
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eclecti...

eclectic_house says: I really love the color 'sparkle' and rhythm in this design. While Spoonflower doesn't have a waterproof option (yet! we live in hope) this would make a lovely outer shower curtain, or quilt for the bed of a shark-loving child.

Posted about 3 years ago.

sef

sef says: The photo is completely misrepresentative (as are all photos I've ever seen or taken!) even of the old colour profile. And those particular colours weren't ones which shifted much.

Posted over 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: This is so pretty! The colors, the pattern, the juxtapositions, everything! I wonder if the new color profile would give more fidelity to the blur-greens I see in the design image?

Posted over 4 years ago.

sef

sef says: The print delay estimate I just got on a new order was 6-7 days - which isn't their fastest turnaround but certainly not their slowest either. So perhaps the swatch backlog has mostly cleared.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: I'm pleased you like it. I don't have any great use for swatches myself - not being a quilter. When I'm not keeping them around for reference (on specific colour etc tests), they've mostly been sacrificed in washing tests or in the ongoing battle to get the sewing machine running (and doing so smoothly).

Posted over 5 years ago.

glimmer...

glimmericks says: whoo hoo! My free swatch featuring this design arrived today and it is beautiful. I need to think up something nifty to feature it. And dare I hope? Is the free swatch backlog broken? Can my other orders be far behind?

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: My own proofs arrived today! And I'm pleased to see that those particular colours didn't shift significantly from my last test print. So (to me) the jade green does look just a teensy bit more blue than in Stephen's photo and the cyan blue does look a lot more green (ie cyan!) than the azure of the photo - tying the sets of colours together more, as intended. Very oceanic.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: Hi there, glimmericks and mayabella. While it's sweet of the pair of you to want to stomp on the troll for me, I'm really not bothered. It's just another human who hasn't even grasped the difference between design ability (talent/skill) and *taste* and yet somehow still believes their opinion is worth something. Some grow out of it. Some don't. Some can't even spot/interpret smileys in comments and guess that there's a back-story somewhere else. So you shouldn't feel obliged to leap to my defence on the mistaken grounds that I need protecting. Whether or not any trolls need educating is another matter though; and your obligations in that direction are entirely your own affair. :-D

Posted over 5 years ago.

alex_la...

alex_lasher says: I shouldn't have made a public comment like that. Sorry. Deleted.

Posted over 5 years ago.

glimmer...

glimmericks says: @ alex_lasher: YOU are WAY off base! Your comment doesn't even belong in a private e-mail. Sef produces some truly beautiful designs that are made more exciting when you realize the mathematics behind them. Not every design everyone posts hits it out of the park, but that's part of the process of developing a design inventory. Sef's doing some good stuff. Ante up something comparable before you start trashing anyone. Your single opus isn't good enough to give you a bashing permit.

Posted over 5 years ago.

mayabella

mayabella says: Whoa. That was harsh. :(. I think the comment box was meant for constructive critisism. Maybe those thoughts could have been sent in a private message? Yikes. Tough crowd.

Posted over 5 years ago.

glimmer...

glimmericks says: Belated congratulations! (I was out of town) The sample printed up beautifully.

Posted over 5 years ago.

cjldesigns

cjldesigns says: Congratulations on 3rd! Your design looks lovely printed.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: I always was. It's just that the rest of you don't normally appreciate them. I can't think what's suddenly got into you all. ;-)

Posted over 5 years ago.

mayabella

mayabella says: So awesome! Third place is so great! You are just busting out the great designs. :)

Posted over 5 years ago.

cassiopee

cassiopee says: Congratulations !

Posted over 5 years ago.

pinksod...

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Posted over 5 years ago.

beebumble

beebumble says: Lovely-congratulations!

Posted over 5 years ago.

ravenous

ravenous says: Congratulations!

Posted over 5 years ago.

inscrib...

inscribed_here says: Congratulations on placing third, Sef.

Posted over 5 years ago.

irrimiri

irrimiri says: It's a beautiful design, and I love how it printed too. Congratulations!

Posted over 5 years ago.

shiny

shiny says: it looks great printed. Congrats

Posted over 5 years ago.

pattysl...

pattysloniger says: Congratulations on making top ten!

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: Some of you were round here very speedily after whatever announcement must have occurred! Stephen's photo of the test print is interesting because it looks quite different from the way those colours printed in the last test swatches I received. The cyans were more cyan than azure here. I think the jade's about the same though.

Posted over 5 years ago.

stephen...

stephen_of_spoonflower says: Fabric Of the Week top ten!

stephen_of_spoonflower uploaded a fabric image for sef's design shark dance 8 diamond (pale) :

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Posted over 5 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Congratulations on 3rd place with this eye-catching tessellation, Sef.

Posted over 5 years ago.

noaleco

noaleco says: Congrats on placing 3rd! I love this pattern!

Posted over 5 years ago.

theboerwar

theboerwar says: Congrats!!!

Posted over 5 years ago.

lucindawei

lucindawei says: Congratulations on 3rd place! Very nice tessellation! I really enjoy looking at this pattern.

Posted over 5 years ago.

inscrib...

inscribed_here says: Very nicely done, Sef. Love the colour choices, too.

Posted over 5 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: So clever and wonderfully engineered, Sef. Nothing impresses me as much as a well done tessellation, kudos!

Posted over 5 years ago.

mina

mina says: Wonderful! Love this sea-glass color version. Tightly-woven fabric can look great in a window with light coming through it.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: It's a sort of minimum essence of shark. And I've always liked the way that reversing spirals which are enclosed and shaded thusly give the impression of curling waves and crashing surf. This example came out unusually luminescent though.

Posted over 5 years ago.

ttoz

ttoz says: Awesome tessellation, Sef! The shading gives it a 3D feel and great movement!

Posted over 5 years ago.

kayo17

kayo17 says: Love, love, LOVE this one! The pattern is fabulous and I agree with pennycandy-very Escher-esque.

Posted over 5 years ago.

pennycandy

pennycandy says: Very nice and Escher-esque. The colors remind me of sea glass.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: Unfortunately, Spoonflower can't print plastic shower curtains (yet?), let alone print on glass, whereas they can handle a sort of canvas for making bags. The grey sharks (with black lines) don't tempt me so much to want it to be see-through.

Posted over 5 years ago.

glimmer...

glimmericks says: While I really like your grey sharks as well, this one has the double effect of an impression of waves and ocean water and is sort of "beachy." It will have a vote from me, that's for sure.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: They weren't particularly meant to be cute - that's more a side-effect of being stylised to be a tessellation at all. Someone else wanted them to be more toothy. At the moment I'm still vacillating between proper grey sinister sharks and these luminescent watery ones. I think it depends too much on the specific application. Meanwhile, diamond formation is probably better on most fabric while square formation would be for tiles.

Posted over 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Cute sharks Sef. Great palette.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: Oh and I particularly love the translucent look to this one - like old-fashioned blown glass windows. Whether that impression translates well from light on a screen to ink on fabric is another matter.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: The interesting thing is that it was grey when you originally liked it! I decided that I needed a larger size to show up properly for the contest but, rather than simply replace the file here, I took this opportunity to show another very pretty colour scheme. Some form of this or other is absolutely going on my ever lengthening list of things I want to make and wear. I've got the old sewing machine running now but I'm still struggling with the tension settings - and sacrificing swatches to the cause.

Posted over 5 years ago.

glimmer...

glimmericks says: I love the concept, but the colors in this one are really cheerful, so this is my favorite out of all of them! I know you don't care about winning, but this one has some real potential.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: This one specifically or just the general concept?

Posted over 5 years ago.

glimmer...

glimmericks says: I love it!

Posted over 5 years ago.