Sunday, July 20, 2008
I just updated my shop with my very first batch of screen printed pillows. I am so excited to finally get these out of my head and onto fabric! It feels really good to complete something that I have been dreaming to do for such a long time.
My first little collection of designs were inspired by Early American Decoration. Lately, I have been drawn to naive/folk art. I have been collecting books about the decorating and ornamenting of homes during the pre-Civil War periods. I love to read explanations of why, when, and where the most noted decor came from. I guess that I am mostly interested in stenciling and freehand painted ornament. I am just learning about the history of these styles and the goods that were produced. With my pillows, I hope to reflect a folksy/modern version of the style. A big thank you to the fabulous Ursula for conducting the best photo shoot ever!
I am also proud to note that my pillows are constructed out of organic cotton twill, stuffed with raw organic cotton , and sewn with organic cotton thread.
Check out my shop for a closer look!