Saturday, February 11, 2012
42:365 To Convey Inspiration Through Flora
The design of our Stitches West booth is always in the back of my mind. The designing process can provide just the bit of escapism I need from the dyepots. On the other hand, I have big dreams that typically have to be carved away a bit due to budgetary constraints and time. This year, one of our challenges is deciding the best way to display our numerous samples of lace shawls designed by our booth mate Rosemary Hill. It's a good problem to have!!
Always before a show, I visit my favorite floral designer. She had a space in the building which housed my first dye studio. You know how in your head, you know what you want, but you can't exactly bring it to reality because of lack of material knowledge. Well, that's how I felt about flora. I could see in my head what I wanted but didn't know the name of the plants. Well, my friend, Svenja, makes exactly what lives in my head. I am so grateful to her eye and to her exquisite taste. She has made such a huge impact on my style, shop, and booth.
Here, we are deciding if we can use these birch branches. And discussing how we will use them.
Then, if we take a step back, now you can see surrounding us all of this awesome lawn art (for lack of a better term) she has made from reclaimed materials.
Needless to say, we walked away with a ton of ideas and are back to the drawing board adding in details and nuances.