I love these Peacock Feather prints. They're bright and exuberant and would create a delicious and instant colourwash in your sewing.
Peacock Feathers in Rose is all hot pink, fiery oranges and full of energy.
All warm blues, turquoises' and greens...
These prints are large and the designs are on a larger scale than those of the same name in the Soul Blossoms patchwork and quilting weight cottons. They typically come on fabric bolts which are 54 inches (137cms) wide instead of the usual 45 inches (110/112cm) wide bolts of the patchwork weight (medium weight ) cottons.
These two are from the Joel Dewberry's Heirloom fabric collection. Beautiful. Modern and yet quite retro!
This is Rose Bouquet in Sepia and the picture below shows it alongside BlockPrint in garnet also from the Heirloom collection. Beautiful aren't they?
Why not take a peep in the shop to see the other designs?
So what is cotton sateen?
Cotton sateen isn't satin. Essentially it's a fabric created from long-fibres which have been subjected to a mercerisation process. This results in an alteration in the chemical structure of the fibre bringing out a 'satin-like' lustre and softness to the final fabric.
The fabric itself is constructed using the satin weaving method which means that most of the threads lie on the surface. (The weaving involves placing four threads (the warp threads) over the top and one underneath.) Typically, it also has a higher thread count than other cottons which contributes to it's ability to drape nicely. All of this results in a soft cotton fabric with lustre, a satin smooth finish with the design on one side only and the reverse having a plain, matte finish.
Cotton sateen comes in different weights. The ones in the shop are the heavier home decor weight, suitable for home decor projects as you might expect; cushions, curtains, lampshades, bags and pouches, covering chairs, in fact, most fabric crafts. It's softness also means that it can be used for clothing such as, jackets, coats and heavier skirts.
Please take a peep at them and let me know which is your favourite?