1. Patchwork scarf with lace, 2. Doily and linen garland, 3. woven linen quilt block, 4. Velo a Paris, detail 2006, 5. RDV a St Germanie des Pres, 2006, detail, 6. Paris Teacake; Single serving, 2003-2006, 7. Paris Teacake; Single Serving, 2003-2006, detail, 8. Highfield Wagga, 2002, 9. Jackson's baby quilt ~ Back
I couldn't pass up Tam's invitation to share some inspiration. I've been doing less making and more dreaming recently, and I'm starting to think about making a quilt/throw for the marital bed. Of course I have a zillion ideas I want to incorporate. I want it to be calm, muted, kind of ye olde worlde but also modern and funky, earthy but slightly frilly with a bit of doily action and maybe some thread sketchery oh and an ampersand or two. Are you with me?
So above I present to you my flickr craft crushes, very prominently featuring the work of the talented Tara Badcock, a textile artist of high calibre whose work I adore... errm, maybe I should just commission an artwork from her instead. Because she's hit the nail on the head precisely for me, and now anything I do will just be a cheap imitation. *SIGH*.
Whose work is floating your boat at the moment? Come and link in at 1/4 of an inch!
i love your muted tones...I'm off to check them all out now...I'm particularly drawn to the bicycle...I also get the dreaming and not making thing...I do that a lot...Tam xoReplyDelete
This is stunning. Going to come back and explore later with my coffee when I have more time ;-)ReplyDelete
Beautiful choice :-)ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend.
Ooooh. They look lovely. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with yourself :-)ReplyDelete
her work is beautiful Gina. I have no doubt whatsoever that whatever you produce will be as beautiful but with the clutterpunk touch.ReplyDelete
These are just divine Gina and so very inspirational! I've just been lost in your links looking at all of Tara's amazing work. Just fantastic. Can't wait to see your creations. KReplyDelete
Hi Gina, thanks so much for your lovely comments. I love your inspiration links - they're beautiful. I've been thinking of making that doily garland for a while now...ReplyDelete
These colours are lovely and soft. Maybe you could just work on a block a month basis as individual artworks then the whole would not be so overwhelming. CherrieReplyDelete
Oh I love your inspiration and your idea for the marital bed! Our tastes sound very similar because I love the vintage linen/doily look etc but it does need a certain modern twist. Good luck with the planning stage can't wait to see it in progress. xxReplyDelete
Really lovely choices Gina. I'd love to see what you create from this inspirationReplyDelete
I know what you mean, I've been thinking about making that exact same quilt for my bedroom too! (give or take a few embellishments...) Nice inspiration!ReplyDelete