I was delighted to find an Ercol swan back carver chair and decided to design and print a fabric for a seat cushion, taking the carved 'swan' decoration as a starting point, and referring to my own photographs of swans on the River Wye.
My design uses four printing blocks, the mirror swan blocks overprinting the simple circular shapes into a repeat which carries a serpentine line from block to block.
I've now developed the design in different colourways for a range of lampshades and cushions.
The Black Fish Press
Lino block printed onto linen union
Lino block printed onto linen union. Prussian blue and turquoise colourway. Top cushion has printed stripe and painted ochre detail.
Lino block printed onto linen union.