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These patterns in Cicada Garden are part of a larger collection. To see the whole collection please click here to contact me. I’d love to show you more.
The main print, Cicada Garden, is drawn with line-work reminiscent of calligraphy and worked in an old world ogee pattern that harks back to vintage wallpaper, reminiscent of my grandparents era though with modern elements.
This is a larger scale print filled with line texture to suit both large and small pieced pieces of fabric.
The colors I have used emerged naturally from the greens of the Cicadas, grass and Gum leaves with a hint of white and yellow from the Frangipanis and Gum flowers.
For the secondary print, Cicada Song, I simplified the color, reducing it down to only two and worked with just the lines, repeating and overlapping them to form new motifs.
The Cicadas are there in the middle, hidden from view as they are in the trees, the sound waves from the Cicadas song form a surrounding structure. Again this design calls back to vintage wallpaper motifs.