This week we were sent a copy of the new book, Pick Your Stitch: Build A Blanket by Doreen Marquart (Martingale Press, 2015) to review and giveaway – better yet we’re throwing in the Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn to knit the “Forked Blanket” project from the book.
Posts from the ‘designing’ Category
Finishing isn’t just the final slog of assembling the pieces – it is the details that make the design. Choosing the right way to finish a project really starts at the beginning. The right cast on complements the bind off and the finishing techniques. Read more
When I am at a loss for inspiration, a walk, beautiful music or a good movie can pull me back into my creative spirit. One of my favorite albums to listen to when I am feeling like this is the soundtrack to Amélie. A friend gave it to me when I was in college. We would play the beautiful music through the night in our studio as we worked. I absolutely love it! The funny thing is, I had listened to the soundtrack for a few years before I ever saw the movie!
In college, I had a wonderful art history teacher who believed that the best way to study great artists was to research their sketchbooks. We spent all our time looking for as many sketches and scribbles as we could find leading up to their great paintings. We rarely even bothered with the final pieces! It really opened my eyes to new artists I had never heard of before – artists I never thought I would appreciate as much as I do now. Sonia Delaunay is one of those artists that continues to inspire me. Read more