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Acanthus (Green) Silk Fabric
Acanthus (Green) Silk Fabric
Dimensions: Large – 43cm(w) by 30cm(h) or Small Vertical – 21cm(w) by 30cm(h) or Small Horizontal – 30cm(w) by 21cm(h)
An 18th century design which was updated in the same proportions by Daniel Walters in 1849. The distinctive acanthus leaves undulate in a well-balanced pattern.
The design was originally woven in two colour schemes, both of which are reproduced by At Home with Mrs Hogarth as standard.
We offer this silk in two different finishes, a Crêpe de Chine or a Habotai.
The 100% pure silk Crêpe de Chine has a fantastic drape and a subtle sheen which is perfect for upholstery and a whole range of miniature needlework projects. This quality fabric is characterized by a crinkly surface, giving it a pebbly and slightly dusty appearance.
The 100% silk Habotai is smoother and has a higher sheen. It is light and flexible and perfectly embodies the beauty of silk.
Miniature Fabric © At Home with Mrs Hogarth Limited
Reproduced by kind permission of Warner Textile Archive / Braintree District Museum Trust Limited
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Quantity : The listing is for 1 loose piece of miniature silk fabric in either Crêpe de Chine or Habotai.
Further Dimension Information : One of the photographs contrasts the silk with a metal rule so that the size of the pattern can be appreciated, and the three different sizes (shown in both centimetres and inches) are clearly shown on a further ‘greyscale’ image. Please pay particular attention to the ‘repeat’ dimensions as this may influence the quantities that you require.
Scale : This miniature is in 1/12th or one inch scale.
Colour Variation : The photographs were captured in natural daylight. However there may be slight variations between the photographs and the silk that are beyond our control due to the representation of colours on your screen or monitor. Whilst every effort is taken to match dyes used from batch to batch, it is advisable that you ensure that you have ordered all the silks you require for particular project so they match exactly.
Provenance : The silk has been digitally printed in the UK at one of the most advanced facilities in the country.
Packaging : The silk will be carefully wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and despatched in a waterproof mailing envelope (unless it is being sent with Wallpaper in which case it will be sent in a cardboard tube).
Additional Notes : Please note that no other items featured in the photography are provided – these are featured purely to provide context and inspiration. We would ask that you read our ‘Terms & Conditions of Sale’ and ‘Shipping’ and ‘Returns’ policies carefully before placing your order.
Product Care : The silk is fully washable. It is also lightfast, though we do not recommend that it be displayed in direct sunlight.