Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Spirograph vintage fabric rabbits


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!


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!



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).


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


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!

Me, You and Magoo said...

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


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