Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Spirograph vintage fabric rabbits

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Back in July I blogged about the latest batch of vintage fabric rabbits I was working on.

They are now complete and I'm really pleased with the way they turned out. I love the amazing Spirograph fabric, picked up at a vintage fair in Chipping Sodbury. The Spirograph motif must be pretty popular as the rabbits have featured in a number of treasuries and made it to the etsy front page twice in one day!

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Spirographs were incredibly popular in the 1960s, so I would date this fabric from that time. Lots of designers were fascinated with geometric patterns and spaceage motifs. I found this great explanation of the appeal of Spirographs on the retrowow website. If you really love geeky facts about Sprirographs, check out this web page!


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I remember having a modern version of a spirograph toy in the 1980s, but I would love an original 1960s one, like the version pictured below! I will have to keep my eyes peeled on ebay (image from the www.seriouscraft.com website).

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to see the full selection of vintage fabric rabbits, please visit my Etsy store

3 comments:

Emma Thomsen said...

Hi, I love your use of vintage fabric, bunnies are so original! I had a spyrograph in the early seventies, takes me waaaaay back! :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

Do they still make spyrograph? I LOVED that set as a kid! The vintage fabric on the rabbits is fantastic!

pouch said...

I think they do still make it, I've seen a couple of modern sets in thrift stores!

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