I thought it might be fun to share how a design (or an idea in my head) comes to life. I have a few new designs in progress at the moment but Id like to share this one with you. For this project I was given the fabric first and then let loose with the design:
This is Modas Winter range!!! Gorgeous fabrics, so my mind was full of ideas. For me, a design usually comes to life with a theme or a phrase......something dear to me. I usually draft ideas in the car, waiting to pick up Cohen from school...... quiet time!!! They start in my "el cheapo" sketchbook and then i proceed to draft them up on paper:
Trust me, even after my drawing class, I still tend to use "half a tree" worth of paper to get the design I want. I have found that drawing parts of the design and then putting it all together works so much better for me!!! Once I draw it up in black pen, I transfer the design to fabric and then I have to choose the cottons:
I have boxes like this!!! How do you chose what colours work best??? I went with redwork, its my favorite at the moment and it works so well with the fabrics:
Stitching was fun!!! I still made a tweak or two in the process!!!! Im loving the Xmas theme!! Now how will I set the design??? More in Part 2!