I don’t know why but I love using text in my items. There’s just something so eyecatching about it and I think it always makes an item look more interesting. I especially like text which is incomprehensible (to me anyway) such as Greek or Latin or Russian. I’m not so keen on Japanese or Chinese text as it looks more like a design than letters so it’s not the same thing. I do some hand stamping but this only suits certain fabrics and items. Maybe I’ll have to learn screen printing .
I’ve just made a cushion cover from a printed linen panel, backed with floral linen and it features a French love poem. My French isn’t perfect but I think there are some errors on there! Still, the thought is there and you can tell it’s supposed to be romantic.
I am on a quest. It is really difficult to find fabric featuring text. I am badgering my friend Anna to include some text when she starts up her own fabric range but I am impatient! If anybody comes across any, can you let me know? I am always looking for all kinds of fabric and I don’t see that much so I know it’s difficult. For preference, I would prefer linen but good quality cotton will do. I look forward to receiving the results of your investigations and thank-you in advance.