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ditsy dolphins fabric by sef on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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by sef

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This design ⇑ is a swirl of dolphins in a deep blue sea. Of all the sea critters I put into a bathroom mural, many years ago, for the neighbours' children, the dolphins are almost certainly the ditsiest. Currently displaying classic grey dolphins on a prussian blue background. Other colours, stylings, sizes and orientations are available on request and you can even ask for a combination of several designs together.

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sef

sef says: Does that make this a dolphin swarm interrupted by something even bigger and badder ... :-o

Posted about 5 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: I like this one too! It reminds me of those pictures you see of fish swarms interrupted by dolphins...

Posted about 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: I had to darken the greys just a tad as a compromise between the paleness of printing on the new Kona and the levels on the original quilting cotton and sateen.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: Some tessellations definitely do have more flow than others. A lot of it is down to the underlying group symmetry and, of course, how curvy the dividing edges are. But I do generally prefer the ordered look unlike the normal population - which is why standard fabric manufacturers seem so inadequate to me and why I've been looking for a Spoonflower for 4 decades.

Posted over 5 years ago.

victori...

victorialasher says: I like your dolphins. It's hard to keep a tessellation from looking somewhat stiff, it's just the nature of the beast. I think it's harder to get a ditsy, or any scattered pattern, to be balanced without being stiff so that it has a nice, relaxed, flow.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: Thanks. From my point of view, though, a ditsy can never be as well-balanced as a tessellation.

Posted over 5 years ago.

mariao

mariao says: so nicely balanced!

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: Dolphins have an inbuilt cuteness advantage. :-D

Posted over 5 years ago.

majobv

majobv says: lovely dolphins... this fabric is so cute!

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: Thanks. The original mural only had a couple of dolphins in it but most of the other creatures involved had a strong orientation to them (eg through clinging to undersea rocks) which didn't really fit with being in a ditsy pattern.

Posted over 5 years ago.

forest&sea

forest&sea says: These dolphins are so well done and you've managed the flow that you wanted beautifully!

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: Well the usability thing is going to be very much in the hands of the user - given that different people have completely different uses for fabric.

Posted over 5 years ago.

catru

catru says: wonderful!!! it makes a great and usable fabric!!! :)

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: Thanks. I particularly wanted them to flow well.

Posted over 5 years ago.

erinibb...

erinibbertson says: I love how the dolphins smoothly repeat on this one! They are so cute.

Posted over 5 years ago.

sef

sef says: With them all being essentially the same critter (in slightly different poses etc), I had to be careful to avoid them stacking. If you look at the wider views (eg 1 yard) you should see a vaguely vine/leaf-like swirl rather than strong lines in any direction.

Posted over 5 years ago.

mrshervi

mrshervi says: this is nice! i like the simplicity of the colors & just having dolphins repeat! good ditsy print.

Posted over 5 years ago.