That’s a big pear! … new Marimekko fabric

How great is this fabric? I ordered this online recently and it just arrived. It’s a Marimekko print – Päärynä – which maybe means “pear”… it sounds close anyway…

My thought was that it would make a great wall hanging – stretched over a canvas perhaps?

What you might not be able to tell is the size of the printed pear on this fabric. I suppose I should have included something in the photo to show the scale. Let me just say that the size is large. Very large. I was suprised when I opened it, imagining it in my head to be somewhat smaller. (Of course, the measurements were included when I ordered it, so it shouldn’t be a surprise…!)

I’m going to have to do some rearranging to find a big enough wall to hang it. And of course, I think I may have to custom build a frame of sorts to stretch it over. I can’t imagine Ben Franklins or Michaels selling a canvas this exact size…

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3 Responses to That’s a big pear! … new Marimekko fabric

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    Chad says:

    We use these for wall hangings, maybe one is the size you’re looking for?
    http://www.taramaterials.com/Accessories/ProductCategory.aspx?path=002014001

    We’d love to see the finished piece too and share it on our blog, if you don’t mind. Good luck!

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    emily says:

    this might be a very silly question, but is there any chance you might know where I might be able to find more of this fabric so late in the game? why have I just now discovered it!??

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