Thursday, February 28, 2008

in Vogue!

Yesterday Renaissance wrote and told me that my ribbons are very beautifully illustrated in the April/May 2008 issue of Vogue Pattern Magazine. See for yourself!

flowering sachets

Sachets again! I know I seem to make far too many of them, but the lavender is lovely and cheering to work with when you have a headache or low February spirits.

Here are 4 sachets I sewed with assorted silks and the new ribbons. They should be out soon -- they will be posted on Renaissance Ribbons under What's New, and if you check my web site you can find online vendors who will soon have them.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

spring flowers

Spring colors and spring flowers, and yet we have an inch of solid ice outside today!
Here are 3 of the new ones from Renaissance Ribbons -- my Poppy re-colored in pale pink on pale grey-green, my new Moonflower in honeydew and olive, and Morning Glory in blue on yellow.

Monday, February 11, 2008

some fresh things

I have long been fascinated with Auricula flowers, and have worked with their odd and colorful faces many times. Ten years ago I wove a lovely linen jacquard with large blooms; this then translated to an upholstery fabric for my short-lived LFN Textiles Upholstery line.
Recently I Licensed the design to Crate & Barrel for use as a kitchen towel. Not finished yet! I spent the last few weeks making some applique fabric samples to expand my design vocabulary (usually I just design at the loom or on the computer screen) to include more warm & fuzzy reality in my portfolio. I have had a wonderful time with elementary materials such as wool felt, along with my usual staple, DMC floss and a few high-end decorator fabric snips thrown in. So here are the Auriculas from that cycle.