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beetroot turnip swede 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:

A tessellation of a few similarly shaped root vegetables - viz beetroot, turnip and swede (all from the tap root subset).

A tessellation of a few similarly shaped root vegetables - viz beetroot, turnip and swede (all from the tap root subset). Their fat bodies interlock at the sides and the roots and shoots interlock at top and bottom. Currently displaying a 4" by 12" repeat (ie approximately life size) in three appropriate sets of colours. (The moire effect at the FQ in the smaller scale version is amusing but purely an on-screen artifact.) 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 biology designs
more fruit and veg.
more food and drink
other tessellations
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sef

sef says: I mostly appreciate the artistic merits of vegetables rather than the supposed culinary ones!

Posted about 4 years ago.

whimzwh...

whimzwhirled says: Root veggies are a really important part of a persons diet and contain nutritional needs you can not find in any other foods. I avoided beets and turnips for years because I didn't like the way my grandmother fixed them the first time I tried them. She included the greens which were too intense for my simple pallet. Now I know they are best eaten raw and cut them up in my salads. This is a great design sef. I know from trying that tessellations are mind boggling but this is perfect.

Posted about 4 years ago.

fireflower

fireflower says: I like this. I wasn't yet a SF member at the time of whatever contest in which this was entered last year, but with it's lovely ogee-like lines, expert drawing & tessellation, pleasant colors, and rarely seen, but charming nonetheless, subject matter (I happen to like root vegetables, although I have learned through the years that many do not.), I know it would have gotten a vote from me.

Posted about 4 years ago.

sef

sef says: I've finally made a life-sized version of this - for those people who like really big repeats (eg perhaps on a real fruit+veg stall). It can still be scaled down for smaller repeats though.

Posted about 4 years ago.

amy_g

amy_g says: Wonderful! The colors are lovely......now I'm getting hungry! :o)

Posted about 4 years ago.

sef

sef says: I've had to withdraw it from sale while reprinting to check I can find suitable v2 profile colours. I should probably redraw it at a larger scale (eg life-sized) at some point too.

Posted over 4 years ago.

periwin...

periwinklepaisley says: I love this, it makes me laugh. Plus I like turnips

Posted over 4 years ago.

sef

sef says: No, no moire effect visible in printed form - just plump ridged/layered veggies. I suppose "your eyes may vary" still applies, depending on scale, distance and choice of fabric. My guess would be that the voile is the most likely to induce moire style effects.

Posted about 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: I haven't seen it in print yet but I suspect the moire effect won't survive the transition. Though it may depend on the printing and viewing scales there too.

Posted over 5 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: It did need to exist - as does that moire effect too, very interesting piece of design work.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: I decided it needed to exist.

Posted over 5 years ago.

ttoz

ttoz says: Another great tessellation, sef! Nice work!

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: Thanks, I tried very hard (using my recently printed whole yard of colour explorations!) to get colours which were close to those of the real vegetables, both on-screen and in print, but at the points in their respective ranges (swedes are especially variable) where they would also tie together well as a set.

Posted over 5 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: The contrasting colours look wonderful as they flow through this tessellating pattern, Sef.

Posted over 5 years ago.

victori...

victorialasher says: I'm a fan of tessellations. I like this one.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: At least it has amused a few people then. I can't quite tessellate anything/everything but I can certainly give it a jolly good try in many cases.

Posted over 5 years ago.

mariao

mariao says: my favorite! good luck!

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: At least you had the maths joke covered, weavingmajor, since I had no spare time to even try out the rest of my ideas.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: I probably need the "luck", isabelc. I'm not sure the design shows to its best advantage at this scale (although it is a sensible one for a print) but I only barely had time to generate just the one attempt.

Posted over 5 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: excellent tessellation, and the stripes are a nice bonus!

Posted over 5 years ago.

isabelc

isabelc says: I love the geometric feel and how its repeated!! Good luck!

Posted over 5 years ago.