Pattern bed cover with 1 patterned panel and 2 plain solid deep indigo panels, triple stitched with mottled dye reverse side, which is indicative of hand dyeing. Can be used on both sides and is reversible.
Dimensions: 260cm wide x 250cm long
Pattern Design: Sex by Alex McKenzie Birds & Bees Pattern
BLUEHANDED is collaborating with artist Alex McKenzie, to create contemporary patterns using the ancient techniques of hand dyed natural indigo.
East meets West, actually Stoke Newington East London meets ancient China. The collaboration creates patterns that could be used for interior decoration such as bedding, curtains, cushions and wall covering.
Sex is a collection of individual prints following in the tradition of textiles as a medium to tell stories about human relationships, life’s fortunes and rituals through symbolism. ‘Birds and Bees’ explore themes relating to encounters between lovers and the interplay between the positive and negative that makes connections with those we love both joyful and challenging.
The Birds and Bees combines imagery of swallows and honey bees artfully skirting around central spines of brambles and apple branches bearing fruit. These visual references are emblematic of the art of relationships and the careful negotiation required to maintain the equilibrium of both the physical and emotional side of shared lives.
Whilst at first the prints appear to be part of a familiar visual narrative and established textile tradition the underlying symbolism cleverly weaves a different story. These collections reflect the central themes running throughout Alex’s work through her depiction of nature as a wider statement about our lives as human beings, our interactions with each other and the world we live in.
Our indigo is natural, from fermented indigo plant leaves and of the highest quality. It does not fade or rub off like other inferior indigos. Like denim, before using with light colours it is recommended to have the fabric pre-washed.
General care: Gentle detergent, cold or lukewarm wash & shady line dry. Do not tumble dry. Wash & use with other dark colours. Dry clean not recommended. Do not bleach. Iron cotton setting the reverse side as to not create a sheen on the indigo cotton.
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