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Bewitching...

Bewitching...

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It’s that time of year again…the “Bewitiching” hour!  

Deb Strain is sharing her inspiration and process for this Halloween-themed collection...

Scary skeletons, black cats, witch’s brooms, and spooky bats, all come together in my new frightfully fancy Halloween fabric line.  With pattern names like Creepy Cats and Danger Damask, I thought you might like to see some of my inspiration and process behind this slightly scary group with Moda fabrics!

I hand draw and hand paint all of my collections, so it is quite a process!  The print called “Creepy Cats,” was inspired by this guy.

Though when I drew him, he needs to look quite a bit scarier...

In the final print, the repetition of my friendly black cat made the image even creepier!  

The Danger Damask started in a much the same way.  First the drawing of the motif, or central image in the pattern…

Then the repeating and painting of the image...

I create each pattern in the group, the same way.  And it is my process for every print in every collection.

It
is obvious that I had a splendidly spooky (and fun!) time designing
“Bewitching.”  Hope that you have as much
fun using it!

Happy Friday!  

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