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: Twelve by Alister Shapley
BLUEHANDED is collaborating with artist Alister Shapely, to create contemporary patterns using the ancient techniques of hand dyed natural indigo.
Twelve is a grid-based pattern inspired by the element of water. In a truly east meets west design. Alister draws a parallel between the the indigo-infused water dripping down from the dyed cloth back into the vat as it emerges during production, and the droplets of rain falling to disturb the surface of puddles in the streets of London. Both provide a contemplative rhythm to a way of life. For the indigo Master in China engaging with their artisan craft and for Alister, the print-artist going about his daily business in London.
Like all of Alister’s print works, ‘Twelve’ has its base in mathematical grids, structures and sequences. The title specifically relates to the dimensions of the stencil used to apply the pattern to the fabric. The grid structure contains concentric circles which undulate, land and radiate out like water droplets hitting a surface.
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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