I haven’t been posting lately because I’ve developed a new obsession: painted plaid. A fashion trend, painted plaid seems to be trickling down and popping up lots of places. I am delighted by the softness, the regular irregularity, the nuanced colors. So I decided to give fabric plaid painting a try. I bought a few yards of habotabi silk, a brush, and a few bottles of silk paint, and got to work.
I’ve been experimenting with scale and strong colors.
I’ve been experimentaing with softer, more muted colors and leaving unpainted spaces.
And I’ve tried some colors in between.
Variation of color combinations, scale and rhythm of the lines makes pattern possibilities feel endless. Everytime I work on one, ideas of future patterns and projects fill my head. Its heady, exhillarating, irresistible.
Some of these swatches are so small, I’m not sure what I’ll make with them. Others are large enough I might hem them for scarves. Safe to say that friends and family might see some variations popping up at Christmas time.
Its also safe to say that that as the busy season between Thanksgving and Christmas rolls around, I won’t be posting much, but I’ll hope to get caught up in the new year.. Happy Thanksgiving, my American friends and readers, and happy December to everyone else!
5 thoughts on “New creative obsession: Painted plaid”
You are SO creative – these are lovely!
I love these! So gorgeous. Maybe some red and green plaid swatches could be fashioned into wreath ribbons???
Hmmm…. not a bad idea. We would be the only show in town with ‘artisanal” ribbons 😉
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