We created several stunning necklace designs, called ‘STYLIZED TULIPS’ inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s stylized flowers
….. designed exclusively for our TWENTY- FIFTH FREE VIVA ZIVA ! Newsletter #2519.
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s textile designs were ahead of their time….
and are not as widely known as his architecture and furniture creations, mainly because very few of his fabrics can now be bought.
Fortunately, a large group of his original drawings for a well-known British textile firm, designed between 1915 and 1923, have survived in several art galleries and museums in Great Britain.
These early designs seem to be generally based on simple stylizations of flowers or bouquets.
Mackintosh realized that his delicate drawing of wildflowers could not be transformed in fluid, repetitive patterns, so he created a group of designs based on fairly free-flowing watercolours of bouquets of cut flowers.
This change from wild to cultivated flowers - chrysanthemums, peonies, tulips, roses, and daisies (as shown above left to right) - show pattern repeats both horizontally and vertically and possibly intended as simple printed designs for use a cushion covers or similar articles for his specific interiors and furniture projects.
Mackintosh created the kind of interiors that perfectly suited the new bold range of abstract patterned fabrics he was designing.
For more background on Mackintosh’s textile designs, have a look at our Mackintosh-adapted cushions by clicking on https://www.ziva-needlepoint-designs.com/cushion-designs-mackintosh.html
Would you like to stitch a larger one of his designs? Then go to our wall art page - http://www.ziva-needlepoint-designs.com/stained-glass-patterns.html - and have a look at his stunning ‘Summer Rose’ pattern!
Another wall art motif is coming soon, also inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh!
THE DESIGN CONCEPT
We developed three complementary designs, with fresh contemporary colours, based on Mackintosh’s ‘Stylized Tulips’ motif…….
The free-flowing pattern interacts with all three sections so you can stitch all the components together to create one dynamic collar necklace........
Or you could stitch them individually!
Add a long chain or attach a choker necklace with a short chain!
Lots of possibilities!
We chose fresh crisp contemporary colours of fuchsia, turquoise, primary blue and purple for the ‘tulips’, complemented by a range of light to dark greys.
More subdued colours?
You could limit the colour palette to one or two accent colours for the large ‘tulips’, complemented again by a range of neutral greys.
PICK ANY ACCENT COLOUR THAT GOES WITH YOUR FAVOURITE DRESS OR OUTFIT!
For the ZIVA Newsletter #25, we used the ‘Stem Stitch Filling’ as a Feature Technique for the large ‘tulips’, both fuchsia and purple, in the pattern.
It works extremely well to fill a space and to emphasize the flowing nature of this ‘Stylized Tulips’ design.
NOTE: All the stems and the outlines to all the ‘tulips’ are stitched in the standard ‘Stem Stitch’.
Instructions for both stitches are shown in our newsletter!
Full instructions and chart on how to create these evening bags designs, are included in the next VIVA ZIVA! Newsletter.
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