7 Natural Fabric Plant Images – Cotton, Hemp, Flax
This is an interesting collection of Natural Fabric Plant Images, including Cotton, Hemp and some Flax plants! Included are several beautiful Antique Botanical Prints, mostly in full color, of various types of plants that are used to make Fabric. Have you ever wondered when walking through a fabric store, or shopping for clothing, where those fabrics came from? Or course today, we do have lots of synthetic materials used in fabrics and clothing as well, but once upon a time, these materials were all natural and many were grown from these types of plants. Each plant has a beauty all it’s own. I’ve kept the original creamy paper backgrounds on these as well as the original text, that names the plant species in the illustration. I hope you can find some uses for these in your creative handmade projects. They would be great to print out and frame as a collection, all together, on a wall. Or you could transfer them onto fabric and make some lovely pillows with them.
Hemp Plant Images
Here is the newest addition to this collection. This is a lovely old Botanical Illustration of a Hemp Plant done in full color. The little frame around the image is rather primitive, and not quite square, but I think it adds some charm to the picture!
Here is another Hemp plant, also known as Canabis Sativa. This useful plant, can be used in so many different applications, but it can be used in Fabric or Clothing as well. The flower looks to be a bit plain, and the leaves have that classic shape that has been used in so many artistic designs over the years.
Flax Plant Images
Cotton Plant Images
Shown above is the lovely, and useful, Cotton plant. While I’ve seen cotton plants in photos, with their fluffy white fruit, I’ve never seen the flower before! The flower is quite pretty with it’s bright yellow petals, red stamens and bright green leaves. The scientific name is Gossypium Barbadense.
This is a Botanical Cotton Plant Image with Flowers, Leaves, and some fluffy bits of white Cotton! Make sure you enlarge this see the detail on this nice Botanical! This one was scanned from a Circa 1887 German Plant Book.
Next up we have a very pretty Flax Plant Image. This particular species is called Linum Usitatissimum. Don’t ask me to pronounce that! Haha! It looks like that would be quite a mouthful to speak. Anyway, this one has beautiful two toned bright blue Flowers, with Yellow centers. It has delicate looking leaves and there is even a bit of root on this one.
This next Botanical is also a Flax Plant, but it looks quite different from the one above. This species is the New Zealand Flax, the scientific name is Phormium Tenax. This illustration has bright yellow Flowers, that almost look like Banana peels! The leaves are also very different, they are long slender green leaves, that all grow straight up from the root.
I hope you enjoyed this wonderful curated collection of Natural Fabric Plant Images! If you like these, you might also like to spend a little time in our Botanical Archives Section HERE to find loads more beautiful plant and flower illustrations.