I've been thinking a lot about my interests and things I want to try and what constantly reappears is my fascination with textiles and surface design. The theme is clearly evident right here on Fly, on my mood-boards, and especially in my library of design books. I collect textiles and anything related to them. Then most recently I was offered the opportunity to teach a surface design course at my school and the excitement I felt convinced me that this is something I should really explore.
When I was at the Baltimore Farmer's Market & Bazaar over the weekend I was reminded of that desire to explore textiles/surface design when I was gushing over the market vendor called Made in Heaven. This particular brand sells imported vintage kantha quilts from India among many other beautiful goodies. I had been eyeing the vintage kantha quilt Anthropologie jackets and dresses by Vineet Bahl for a while but couldn't get over the price. So when I saw a similar collection at Made in Heaven for way less than a quarter of the cost I went bananas! I had to treat myself to a fab kantha quilt jacket and a beautiful throw for my new couch.
Why I'm so drawn to textiles and beautiful surface prints, I don't know — I'm in the process of figuring it out. Maybe it was my early years growing up in a sewing studio, or the idea of creating something textural, colorful and usable. Either way I'm definitely curious to learn more.
What about you? Have you discovered something new that you would like to try or learn more about?