The front of this cushion is made with fabric that is hand-dyed with natural indigo, using the ancient resist paste technique from Eastern China known as Lan Yin Hua Bu. Each pattern is created from a hand cut template, which is placed on the natural cotton fabric and covered with a lime and soy bean paste. After the dyeing and drying process, this paste is scraped off to reveal the beautiful pattern.
Artist Collaboration Pattern Design: Twelve by Alister Shapley
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.
- cushion cover: front 100% hand printed cotton, back 100% cotton or linen
- cushion pad: duck down
- dimensions: 50 x 50 cm
- hand wash cold water, gentle detergent
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