Black Ming cotton print, Silk Road Collection by the half metre


From the Silk Road collection by Philip Jacobs for Snow Leopard Designs, produced by Free Spirit fabrics, this fabulous, richly coloured print is inspired by Ming Dynasty Chinese silk embroidered fabrics. Printed on patchwork weight cotton, it makes an ideal coordinate for my sashiko panels and is one of the fabrics I am using for the sashiko sampler stitch along quilts. Chinese design and culture has influenced Japan in a similar way to how Classical Roman and Greek design and culture has influenced Britain, and mixing designs from both sources can result in some interesting coordinations. Actually, some Chinese and Japanese patterns, even some sashiko design sources, can be traced back to the ancient Mediterranean too!

The pattern repeat is approx. 31cm (12 1/8in) and the larger flowers measure 13.3cm (5 1/4in) across. This is a very large scale print.


111cm (44in) wide.


100% cotton

NB - sold by the half metre, so order '2' for 1 metre, '3' for 1.5m etc.

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