Happy Monday! Let's start the week off with Paper Bandana by Alexia Marcelle Abegg of Green Bee Design and Patterns!
For Alexia Abegg’s Spring collection, Paper Bandana, she drew inspiration from Kirigami, a Japanese paper cutting craft. Alexia painted and drew these geometric motifs with a loose hand for an earthy, handmade look. The focal print, Paper Cuts, is printed on Cotton + Steel’s beautiful unbleached quilting cotton.
The two larger scale colorways of Paper Cuts, on cotton/linen canvas, are printed with gorgeous detail true to Alexia’s original watercolor paintings.
She also has two prints on rayon, our newest substrate, adding even more variety to the Cotton + Steel prints that are made for garment sewing.
As Alexia was designing this collection, she was thinking of mason jars full of flowers from a summer garden, botanicals from vintage indigo-dyed bandanas, big brushstrokes, and sweet panda bears. Alexia’s selvage reads “zinnia, jam jar, paper cut, knapsack, posy.”
Alexia continues to create watercolors and drawings as the foundation of her artwork with her third collection. The quality of printing and translation from watercolor painting to finished fabric is thanks to Cotton + Steel’s commitment to printing at the best facilities in Japan. The detail achieved on fabric captures the depth of the original artwork.