Morning Dahlia Collection


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I have added a new collection of patterns to my online Spoonflower Shop!

This collection, Morning Dahlia, is inspired by the bright colours of a summer’s sunrise. Dahlia’s are my favourite flowers and feature heavily in my design work.

Sometimes I draw a flower just for fun. I keep all my artwork and sometimes when a project comes along, a picture I previously drew might just fit perfectly with a new theme.

The collection is made up of five designs; there’s the main Hero print featuring the main Dahlia motif layered alongside leaves and dots. There are four complimenting patterns of blue and mustard.

Original dahlia sketch


The Dahlia is one I grew in my own garden from a plant I bought at my local Morrison’s supermarket. I tend to pick up plants from all over the place to add to my collection. The dahlia is now at least 4 years old and she blooms every year. You have to keep them safe from slugs and snails though otherwise they get devoured.

The sketch was done using a uni pin pen (my favourite medium) I uploaded it to the computer and used Illustrator’s image trace tool to convert it into vectors. From there I can change the colours and add layers.

Colour Palette

My Shop

These patterns can be purchased as fabric or on a variety of soft home furnishings;

cushions, curtains, bedding, table cloth, blanket, table mats, napkins, table runners, and wallpaper.

It’s a print on demand site so it would take a while to receive your item but it would be one in a million!

You can visit my Spoonflower shop HERE

****Please note that Ruth Ellen Parlour Art and Design is a member of ACID Anti Copyright in Design. All images and words are the lawful property of Ruth Ellen Parlour. Do not duplicate for any purposes the images without prior consent from the author. Copyright Ruth Ellen Parlour 2021.****