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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mother Nature’s thumbprint pattern

Today’s inspiration shows off some of Mother Nature’s best pattern design. A cool morning hike alongside a massive cliff formation in Red River Gorge revealed Her layered spiral carvings of natural stone within Kentucky’s Daniel Boone National Forest. Perhaps Mother Nature’s thumbprint will provide inspired direction for a future pattern design that I could only […]

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I just had to touch it. My hands would not stay in my pockets while my eyes feasted on a smorgasbord of color, texture and pattern. I found this vintage Moroccan rug casually folded on a shelf in an oh-so-very-vintage and hip Nashville shop…that is actually well-loved for their own brand of blue jeans. imogene […]

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Inspired by Turquoise & Thoroughbreds

As a textile designer, I thought I’d take a break from my usual pattern designs and try my hand at making a hand-dyed pillow. Originally from Kentucky, my family and I love the Derby. Over the winter we commissioned a painting by artist Carol Spielman. Its turquoise & aqua colors are incredibly vibrant and inspired […]

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