Monday, 15 June 2015

Moorish Patterns in EPP - Update

I'm working on a new EPP pattern to go with the other Arabic style patterns that have been pinned to the wall here. This one is based on a pattern from Kharraqan in western Iran. It's a two colour tesselation. I had to split each shape into three for the EPP.

The fabrics are Oakshotts.  It may not show up too well, but there are three different blues and two different whites.  I wanted them to look like tiles with slightly different glazes.  

But it is not too extravagant; I bought a bundle of fat eighths when they were on offer.  If you work small you can get a lot of fun for your money.  Less than a round of G&Ts in a London bar.  

I like to have an EPP project in the summer when I can work outside.

 Not a bad workspace, is it?

Decided to use thread basting instead of glue because there are so many seams joining in one place.  I find it easier to make the (technical term coming) little flappy bits sit right. The squares you can see on the paper shapes are 1 cm.

The fabric is running out and I've no idea which colours they were and if they are still available.  

So maybe I will stop soon and join all the pieces together. Somehow.  

If you want to see the patterns go here.


  1. You are so artistic! I love the blue fabrics.

  2. What a gorgeous design and the perfect good weather project. I just bought some oakshott sample packs recently and am looking forward to purchasing a few fabrics for EPP work. A little defintiely does go a long way when you use them for EPP.

  3. Beautiful shape.Do you know what this shape means

  4. Wish I could sit next to you in your garden "workspace" and see in real life how you manage all of those seams coming into one point. I I'm still on a steep learning curve there!


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