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Written by Bianca Elgar


Posted on May 07 2020

Inspired by my muse/cat Snoesje’s lovely red embroidered “vision cushion”, see last week's blog, I decided to make up my own red for this week’s Quarantine Creations.

I adore red, in fact, it is one of my favourite colours.

It is the colour of love, danger, courage and good luck. So, rather than painting the town red, I am spending more time in my studio/shed.


I mixed a standard red with a bit of yellow to make the colour “pop.”

What would Scarlett O’Hara do…?

Like Scarlett, in “Gone with the Wind” I do give a damn about getting the “right red”, as I’ll be using it a lot over the next weeks, printing straight onto fabric.

A good red deserves a blank canvas.

Whilst mixing the colours for printing inks, I test them on canvas, not paper, to see how they work when dry.

Then the printing can start, stay tuned, to see what I’ll be using this print for…..

I would love to see what inspires you and what you are up to creatively, feel free to reach out.













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