|Fabrics based on my hen linocuts - buy them from Spoonflower|
As you can see, I've turned one of my favourite subjects for linocuts - hens - into fabric! Let me take this opportunity to show you the design process.
|Paddling on the beautiful beaches; glorious hawthorn bushes; and cliff top view.|
We were staying in a holiday cottage, and the neighbours beside us had a small holding. They were very generous and let Estelle and I meet their chickens. These irresistible chickens became the subjects of my next set of linocuts!
|Four different hen linocuts|
I printed them up using red oil based inks, printing them onto both white rice paper or banana tissue paper.
I scanned in the finished linocuts and used them to produce two different designs. You can see the two of the different designs and the two fabrics I created below.
|Linocut of Hen in Red Ink|
|Red Hen Cotton Fabric|
The red fabric stays most closely resembles the print of the original linocut with bright red hens on a plain white background. Click here to buy the linocut print. Order the fabric from here.
However, I also wanted to experiment with making the fabric design more complex. I developed another option - I changed the colouring to brown added more colour by tinting the beaks and legs. I added a background using banana tissue with feather designs on it. This background pattern helped draw the whole design together. I'm really delighted with this fabric - if you like it too, order it here! Prices from £5.50 for a fat quarter. If you'd like to buy this linocut print, click here.
|Brown Hen Cotton Fabric|