Patterns and designs are everywhere. It always strikes me as odd, or uninformed, when people claim that art isn't relevant and artists don't produce things of value.
Nothing could be further from the truth (which, now that I think about that, makes it a lie). Everywhere you look and at every man-made object, you will see the hand of a designer or artist.
For example, above is a photo of my purse sitting on my bed. An artist designed the fabric patterns in both cases, plus a designer created the shape and features of the purse. (Thank-you, whoever you are. I love this purse.)
Similarly, the quilt not only has a surface design, created by an artist in paint, but just look at the pattern of that stitching. The flip side of the quilt has fabric with a different design.
I've been sewing my wee granddaughter a summer outfit (I know, I'd better hurry up). I found this cute fabric with flip flops, popsicles, and palm trees and couldn't resist it. Why? I love the pattern that an artist dreamed up and then created.
Look at the gorgeous design work on this piece of cotton. The interplay of colours, botanicals, and white space is perfect. I bought enough to make whatever, because I didn't have anything specific in mind. Any ideas?
This length of fabric was one that come from my mom's sewing room. I love the bright colours and the modern design. The piece isn't large so I'm thinking of making a trim little top. Whenever I wear it, I'll think of her. (I love you and miss you, Mom.)
The array of patterns and designs in flannelette is gasp-inducing. They drip with cuteness and fresh colours. This piece became little things for my daughter who had a baby boy just last month, and wee diapers for her little girl's dolly.
Patterns show up on all kinds of things, such as these jaunty Volkswagen vans on a pair of boxer shorts.
I'm adding more of my designs and artwork to a host of products. Check out my shop for all the new ones.
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