“Where a wind ever soft from the blue heaven blows”
Johann von Goethe
What Inspires You?....Color? Fabric? Images? Or all of the above?
I'd love to hear from you, so please share what inspires you!
Recently, I was inspired by a bargain I found at Marshall's, Blue & White bone china mugs.
They feature Elizabethan looking flowers & insects...
Do they remind you of 17th c. engravings?
You may recall a project I started for a class I was asked to teach at Hand Dyed Fibers. The project was a Tudor rose on a pinwheel. Vikki, of Hand Dyed Fibers, cancelled the needlework conference she had planned for this year, so the class hasn't come to fruition yet.
I decided to re-work the rose pattern and embroider it in blue on white. I will be making a pinwheel like the one pictured on the cover of Erica Uten's book. Later I plan to make a matching sweet bag with a peony on it, and possibly some other embroidery accoutrements. All the pieces will feature posies worked in Speckling technique.
Stop by later to see my progress....