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Sale! Benedictus Flower Strip by Victoria and Albert Museum of London for Rowan Fabrics
Benedictus Flower Strip
V&A Museum London for Rowan Fabrics
This art deco design from French designer Edouard Benedictus’ beautiful abstract floral paintings and textiles will compliment your next art deco inspired tote bag, quilt, or home decor project. Unique in its use of colour and imagery, this Rowan Fabrics print was created by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London as part of a celebration of art deco style. We’ve never seen anything like it! And it could work so well with one of our Dottie Angel sewing patterns by Simplicity!
Medium weight cotton fabric can be used for dressmaking, quilting, light use home decor projects, bags and more!
Ready to order but unfamiliar with fat quarters and long quarters? No probs! All you need to know is explained here.
A little bit of a history lesson now dear fellow Thread Heads!
This beautiful, unique abstract print was designed by the V&A Museum in London for Rowan Fabrics as part of a collection highlighting the Art Deco designs of an often overlooked, but important French designer of the era, Edouard Benedictus. Yup, I needed to look him up, too, and I thought I knew quite a bit about designers of that style!
Benedictus was a chemist and painter who became interested in art and design as part of his love for Art Nouveau. His tastes evolved as he embraced Art Deco and Cubism and he became renowned for his floral motifs associated with the style. His work was prominently displayed at the Pavillion de l’Ambassade Francaise in the Exposition des Arts Decoratifs in Paris in 1925, which brought Art Deco to the world stage and shook up the art movement of the day. He went on to design textiles and wallpaper prints until his death in 1930.
And just as a side note, this guy also invented safety glass as part of his work as a chemist!
Ok, so back to the fabric itself. This beautiful abstract floral would work so well used for a bag, cushions or other home decor projects. The quilter in me sees this as something perfect for sashings, borders or fussy cut for cornerstones or English Paper Piecing hexies.
Manufacturer’s washing instructions: Machine wash separately in cold water. Tumble dry low or line dry. Warm iron. Do not bleach. Do not dry clean.
Brown, Cream / Beige, Gold, Green, Lavender, Red
Edouard Benedictus, Victoria and Albert Museum London
Abstract, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Floral
112 cm/ 44″
Fat Quarter, Long Quarter