Final instalment of my 2013 City of Culture fabrics today, showcasing the two prototype designs that kicked off the whole project, now revamped into new colourways for this collection:
Firstly my ‘City of Derry shamrock’ devised from a detail on the gates of St Columb’s Cathedral inside the historic Derry/Londonderry city walls. It’s a uniquely irish symbol and one that resonates to both sides of the community here. The little ‘heart’ formations are made from the leaves of the shamrock and symbolise love and luck. (Like a 4 leafed clover).
And of course my Derry City Street names fabric which features the names of 18 historic street names from within the Derry/Londonderry walls. I walked all the city centre streets inside the walls, photographing their distinctive signage. Each street name had to be individually edited, cleaned up and resized before being arranged into this scatter pattern , processed and coloured. Quite a bit of work, but well worth it I think . You can see some of my reference photos that were my inspiration below:
The Derry City Street Names fabric has an important role to play in my City of Culture Heritage Quilt. I’ll be sharing some posts on the creation of the City of Culture Heritage Quilt very soon, so do follow along to see how it all turns out!
These fabrics are available to order online from fabric print specialists Spoonflower. Feel free to mix and match from the 2 collections-
Neutral colour way collection: www.spoonflower.com/collections/64189
Multi colour collection: www.spoonflower.com/collections/25134