Design Competition

The Mariner's Compass

Authors
  • Linda Carlson (Colorado State University)
  • Eulanda Sanders (Colorado State University)

Abstract

The Mariner's Compass is one of the oldest patterns in patchwork (Brackman, 1989). The principal design challenge was to create an Old World feel that reflected the complex and ornate designs of compasses seen on early maps. The color scheme for the quilt was inspired by a paisley printed fabric (seen in exterior border) reminiscent of 18th-century Indian textiles, which were popular trade goods. Twenty-two additional cotton fabrics reflected the deep rich colors of madder-dyed and over-dyed green textiles that were popular 250 years ago.

How to Cite:

Carlson, L. & Sanders, E., (1998) “The Mariner's Compass”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 1999(2).

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Published on
31 Dec 1998
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