Welcome, come on in!
I’m so excited to be a part of the REPEAT(ed) competition!
I share the office/ studio with my husband, though I definitely have the lions share as this is MY work space. I LOVE my desk. It’s big and let’s me spread out all my reference and it’s danish and it was a bargain! (Cheaper than Ikea. Really!)
When I design I become a collector. Collecting inspiring images on my computer desktop, in folders on top of my desk, in my phone, in my note book. Then I edit down to what really resonates with me, what is saying ‘make this pattern’!
Sometimes I design totally on the computer, I use Photoshop or Illustrator, other times it’s a hybrid process of hand drawing, painting then scanning into Photoshop. As I get started on patterns I’ll print them out, write notes on them, try new things, print them out again, stick them on the wall, look at them on the floor…
I attach images on the wall for inspiration, depending what I’m working on. I’ll also tape quilts and quilt pieces in progress to the wall so that I can stand back and see them with some distance. As you can see in the top photo, I’ve taped the front of my quilt on the wall. I’m in the process of designing the back for it and the quilting. It is from this quilt design that my geometric half square triangles pattern was formed (see it here).
Since moving here from Australia I’ve been a little book crazed. Books are so much cheaper here in the US! I now have a great collection of craft and design books.
Also my fabric stash has grown exponentially (no that’s not all of my stash on these shelves), again, fabric prices here are a dream. Sometimes I plan to arrange them by color, but then I love mixing them up or putting them in collection piles. It fascinates me the patterns that designers put together in a collection.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my studio. I can’t wait to show you the designs I’ve been working on!
P.S. Yes, I tidied up just for you : )