Minoan saffron pattern printing commission. 

Vesta requested printed linen based on patterned fabric from a Minoan fresco. No, I don’t have evidence for Minoan printing, this was done to get the look. 

Blue ladies fresco, Knossos. Source: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Knossos_fresco_women.jpg

We enlarged the pattern some for printing. 

Vesta’s sketch
Final drawing

Since this pattern would need to match, I folded the drawing to check alignment. 

Checking registration.

Roughed out block.

Turning squares into round pistils.
Final block
Trial run.
Final fabric.


Link to Vesta’s use of the fabric:


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