My design students will be creating mood/inspiration boards this week for a pillow project. My aim is to help them understand all that goes into making an item, not just the sewing. This week we are studying color theory as it relates to interior design and decorating.
I love this board, a simple color combination, but can withstand the test of time.
Pottery and ceramics are always inspiring. I so appreciate what artist that work in clay create. I cannot do anything in that media, I have tried a few times but it is not me. My work in in textiles so I will keep to it. I met this artist at a show in February and love the texture and color she conveys in her work. It does remind me of piecing and quilting that I do in some of my work.
Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
The color Purple… blue and red… no, purple. Purple eats people, um no… “coughBarneyscough” no… Eggplants, just larger versions of grapes!… yeah… no. I just twitched and smacked my leg on my desk… no? All the flowers are dying… some purple some not… Amethyst… my shirt… Haze… many others…
I usually do not follow typical mainstream trends when it comes to my art work. I do look at web sites and magazines, but when I try to but fabric, they usually do not have what I am looking for. I print, applique, and embroidery on the fabric, but the base colors are what I need. It is interesting that several trends I recently read about, are already in my group. “Green” reclaimed, rescued materials, which I use in my wood tiles as well as fabric embellishments, and mustard yellow, and polka dots.
I have been paint tiles for a couple of weeks now for a big order, I can finally see the end, so I am back to sewing a fashion. A 40 piece order of bags and scarves, and since it will be fall/winter, a new color palette. I am adding a Autumn Red, as well as the Dark Teal, Chocolate Brown, and a Golden Maize, to my base color group.
I do love the Chambray/Denim Blues with the Reds in this photo, and I do have a group of blue fabrics, maybe a new addition.
Alabama Chanin Collection
Dirt in the ground is brown, leaves on trees are brown (not yet it’s still summer or maybe it’s an evergreen). Charlie Brown… no; Charlie bit my finger. Chocolate is brown… and brownies. Brown eyed girl… other “stuff that’s brown… Brown Is neutral… mix every other color and guess what you have now… I think I have a shirt that’s brown, and pants… and shoes, and…. Gray?
I have really been into bold prints lately. I like clean lines and a more modern style overall, but I will always love the prints. And since I am a textile designer, I am always on the lookout for inspiration. It seems like a lot of younger designers tend to go for solids and neutral colors, I was surprised to hear a Project Runway contestant say they had never used prints.
Marimekko has been around for a long time, and are have a great resurgence. The colors a huge prints are so great for fashion as well as home design. The are so mod and colorful but also fresh for today, we all need a little brightness in our stressful world these days..
What do you think? Lets let our real personalities out.
1. Marimekko, 2. marimekko, 3. totally awesome piece of Marimekko fabric from CraftyTurtle1, 4. Merimekko