Inspired by a tablecloth I recently inherited when my Great Great Aunt passed away, I decided to play with cutwork. The negative/positive space design was achieved through stylising a botanical drawing of tulips by Jane Loudon. When/if I re-use cutwork in my final garments, I need to be more conscious of ensuring the shapes between spaces are large enough to stabilise the fabric.


Detail of my Great Great Aunt’s cutwork tablecloth


Tulip illustration, Jane Loudon


My stylised tulip cutwork


My stylised tulip cutwork, detail

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