“Take This!”, an exhibition of work by Textile Center instructors, closed today. This piece called “Mosaic” was my contribution to the show. It is cotton voile, digitally printed by Spoonflower, layered over a sheer cotton with a burnout paisley design. The top layer is very slightly transparent so you can see the texture through and the lining peeks out about an inch longer than the top layer for another hint of paisley. The fabric design is based on a photo of a “mosaic plant” which is a neat little water plant that we found at the Como Park conservatory. The original plant is about 3 inches across; I printed this one at 54+ inches across. (If you look closely in person, you can see an itsy-bitsy bug on one sleeve.) I pretty thoroughly modified a Simplicity pattern to get the shape. The trim at the neckline is some vintage lace that I handpainted with Dye-Na-Flow paints to match the fabric and it has 3 vintage metal buttons on the back.