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(NOW LARGER) Gaff-rigged skiffs, racing (limited palette) by Su_G fabric by su_g on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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By Su Schaefer

Showing: 'Decision point' - latest polka dot! As a designer who likes to experiment, huge thanks to all who support, fave, comment, purchase, use & share project pictures of my designs! All designs©Su Schaefer, All Rights Reserved

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Gaff-rigged skiffs, racing. Entry in the Sailing (palette-restricted) Contest. © Su Schaefer 2013

Gaff-rigged skiffs, racing. I've been fascinated by the shape of these boats ever since I saw one in a 1930s picture on the brag wall of the Sydney Flying Squadron (Australia's oldest open boat sailing club). Modern racing skiffs are a wonderful sight on Sydney Harbour - looking like a flight of water-borne butterflies.

Currently set LARGER @ Fabric: 450 ppi (was at a very SMALL SCALE 900 ppi) - contact me before ordering if you'd like the scale changed - comment below. 'Traditional sailor's jersey stripes' is a coordinating stripe for this design.

See other sailing designs by Su_G.

The 18 ft Skiff is considered the fastest class of sailing skiffs and has a long racing history, beginning on Sydney Harbour, Australia in 1892 and a bit later in New Zealand. Although the boat has changed significantly since then, with many technological innovations, the class is popular with sailors of modern 18 ft skiffs looking for a challenge because "modern boats have become too easy to sail" (quoting John Winning, a class champion) (Wikipedia).

Hand drawn and line art, designed as a basic repeat.
[Currently set LARGER @ Fabric: 450 ppi, Wallpaper: 300, Gift wrap: 300 ppi]

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su_g

su_g says: You and me both Moira Rae - re the challenge! Thanks so much for the encouragement re the diagonals!

Posted about 4 years ago.

moirarae

moirarae says: I do so love a challenge... and diagonals are most definitely a challenge... and you managed it brilliantly!

Posted about 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much Moira Rae and Isabella for your nice comments! My first diagonal design! Worth the pain!!

Posted about 4 years ago.

inscrib...

inscribed_here says: So well done, Su. The repeat is super effective. I particularly love how this looks in the wallpaper view. Marvelous!

Posted about 4 years ago.

moirarae

moirarae says: Great fun... love it!

Posted about 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks for your lovely comment on these gaff-rigged skiff shapes Melanie, much appreciated. I was truly pleased with how well it printed too.

Posted about 4 years ago.

madex

madex says: Love the waves and movement of your design with the bold shapes of the skiffs, really effective! Printed out lovely too! Beautful work!

Posted about 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks Eloisa, Kelly and Angela for your lovely comments, much appreciated and very motivating!

Posted about 4 years ago.

mag-o

mag-o says: Wonderful details and textures!

Posted about 4 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: cool - I like the texture of your wavy lines!

Posted about 4 years ago.

natitys

natitys says: Pretty cool! Very original!

Posted about 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks for your lovely comment and your vote Mariska - much appreciated!

Posted about 4 years ago.

mariska...

mariskadesign says: Hi Su, I am so in love with this design. Good luck in the contest!- you have my vote :-)

Posted about 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much Joan for your comment on the "illusion of movement and racing" - that's what you get when you tip each skiff at a small different angle - just as they are when you see them in the distance, tossed by waves...

Posted about 4 years ago.

joanmcl...

joanmclemore says: Great accenting to give the illusion of movement and racing!

Posted about 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Swatch on basic combed cotton at a smaller scale (less than half) than currently showing for the Contest. Will probably resize the design to this smaller scale.

su_g uploaded a fabric image for su_g's design (NOW LARGER) Gaff-rigged skiffs, racing (limited palette) by Su_G :

Rrrrrrrrrrrimproved-place_12x12-diagonal-sailing_copy_comment_285558_thumb

Posted about 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much Tina, I really appreciate your lovely comments on this design and the collection!

Posted about 4 years ago.

ottoman...

ottomanbrim says: Su this whole collection is spectacular! I love everything about this! The details are so beautiful and I love the repeat in the yard view too!

Posted about 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks you all so much Susan, Deborah, Elena and Sylvie for your lovely comments. Susan you made me smile with the "rickrack trim" and pinwheel aspect taking you back to childhood (surely not that long ago? :)) and thanks very much Deborah for taking a look at it as wallpaper. I have to say that I still love the shape of these gaff-rigged boats.

Posted about 4 years ago.

house_o...

house_of_heasman says: Su, this is a lovely design. I like the story you tell about it too. :^D ~ Sylvie

Posted about 4 years ago.

akwaflo...

akwaflorell says: Wonderful!

Posted about 4 years ago.

anniedeb

anniedeb says: Wonderful design, Su. I really like how you laid out the colors in this contest. Well done. And I like your description of "water-borne butterflies." I just looked at it in wallpaper and it looks beautiful.

Posted about 4 years ago.

susanin...

susaninparis says: Hi Su. A great design. Never mind the sailing aspect, which I appreciate and applaud, but the truth is that the colors are refreshing and it reminds me of a handheld pinwheel and rickrack trim, which make me think of being a kid again.

Posted about 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback (as always) Rhonda, it is just so helpful to me to know what appeals - and you are so good at getting a handle on that!

Posted about 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: From the wavy watery texture beneath the hulls of the vibrant racing skiffs to the interesting layout of the design, this design is wonderful! Well done, Su!

Posted about 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: And a big thank you to you Katherine!

Posted about 4 years ago.

kcs

kcs says: Well done!

Posted about 4 years ago.