Thursday, February 17, 2011

Design Inspiration





Lately I have been sorting through all of my swatches and document scraps of fabric - the old French pieces that I can't bear to use. Sitting in the archives (aka the garage), pulling them out of the old files, rearranging them and looking at them all day long somehow seems to inspire me and lead me in new design directions. I've also been collecting all sorts of images that fit in well with my scraps - images found in favorite magazines or pulled out of an old French swatch book - anything that awakens something inside of me and says "yes - that's it!" I'm learning that inspiration for my design comes from so many places - whether it's a frayed old piece of tapestry or the weave in an old hemp sheet. These pieces, looked at closely are giving me a whole new way of seeing - which will hopefully lead to a whole new project. Stay tuned...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Margaretha says...

Inspiring as always! Thank you for sharing all of the ideas that swirl around in your head with us. I cannot wait to see what you are working on...

Mandy said...

Ohh Kaari I just love that skirt.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs
Daisy x

Anonymous said...

And I feel so blessed to have a few of those ideas that have come to fruition on your stitched inspiration pieces! They are priceless to me! Thanks again Kaari!

Julie B.

pam said...

hahaha, archives aka garage! i love hearing and seeing where inspiration comes from. i especially love the 3rd and 4th photos...yum.xo

Anonymous said...

I am always inspired by your blog.

Jean-Anne
Paris, France

A bird in the hand said...

Kaari, that last photo is breaking my heart with covetousness!

xoxoxo

Carrie Mc W said...

Love the woven stripes- they look so complete and balanced-

Kathie said...

I would love a bolt of everyone one of those reds and the column fabric a few bolts
amazing!
what a beautiful collection of reds.
Kathie

Rita said...

My favorite patterns and colors. Rita mammabellarte

adailydoseoffiber said...

Wow- I am a little late reading this post but it's wonderful! There is something about blue and white and red and white, so crisp and you admire all the patterns. Inspiration indeed!

Peggy Alborn said...

Fabric and papers are sooo inspirational!