Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Home Inspiration and Knitting Dreams

I came across this inspirational home interiors book in my local library, it has so many wonderful photos, evoking different moods and eclectic interiors that I just had to share it.

I love ethnic and folk art textiles, particularly indian block prints.

I thought the above colour scheme was amazing and the title Travellers and Magicians just conjured up lots of images in my mind that I could use in my artwork.

Collections of scraps and fragments, little treasures, is a passion of mine. I love displays of them together and remembering the stories behind them, or imaging stories around them.

I found this wonderful knitted cardigan in a book called Power Cables by Lily M Chin, again in my library. This pattern has entered my 'if I ever find the time to knit it' knitting list. Suspect we all have one of these lists. It's ages since I did any cabling and yet I do so love it.

PS Is anyone else going to, and getting excited about, the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace this weekend? I went for the first time last year and I can't recommend it highly enough, it is just so inspirational and you can buy all sorts of mixed media goodies (been saving my £2 coins so I can have a splash out without feeling guilty).


  1. Gorgeous book! I made a cabled hoodie for little J a couple of Christmas' ago and I loved the process! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

  2. gee that books looks really interesting and that sweater??? swooon...hope you find the time to knit it up, it's gorgeous!

  3. Have a good time at the show and make sure you spend all your £2 coins. Heck! It's only money, what else are you going to spend it on?! Have fun ;-)

  4. I have enjoied visiting you today...
    That book is really interesting and pretty,I love your wedding cards and I collect Christmas cards too!
    I have lots of them,on Christmas I´ll show them
    Meeting you is a pleasure


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