For a while now I've wanted to do a lampas jacquard fabric with no narrative content, just an overall pattern. The feeling of a calico, or an old-fashioned floral wallpaper design. Perhaps for a book cover.
I started with a loose brush drawing of a single blossom, arranged in a geometric repeat. Here's the initial result.
With this all black warp, the primary fabric is basket weave in black cotton, and there are two secondary wefts: blue silk noil and natural wool/silk. The flower centers are both secondary wefts used together for an intermediate blue shade.
The flower centers don't show up all that well. I'm thinking of changing the color order so that the background is the blue-natural blend and the flower centers are solid blue. We'll see.