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20 Apr 2008

About how a tea set inspired this

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There's a new felt project in progress.

I had been thinking for days of a new design for felting but I wasn't completely satisfied with what I had until I realised I was trying to approach something similar to a tea set I had as a child. I was relieved to finally visualise what I had been after and started sketching what I thought were the original motifs of the tea set, just as I remembered them. Of course I couldn't resist and had to dive into old dusty boxes until I found it. It was so nice to see again those little pieces. My drawings weren't exactly as the original design but I felt they had something in common.

In a couple of days I'll post a full view of this new motif. It's made in winter white wool felt on a cinnamon pink base (see colour sample in uppermost image).

3 comments :

plush patterns said...

Hey Karen, that's a really cool tea set ! no wonder it inspired you. It's weird how things from the past pop up in new designs. I found myself printing buttercups exactly the same as a curtain print I had in my house as a child ! - Can't wait to see the felt. The colours look almost edible x

plush patterns said...

Hey Karen, that's a really cool tea set ! no wonder it inspired you. It's weird how things from the past pop up in new designs. I found myself printing buttercups exactly the same as a curtain print I had in my house as a child ! - Can't wait to see the felt. The colours look almost edible x

karen barbé said...

Hello miss Plush! Yeah, it's totally weird where we draw inspiration from sometimes. Anything would do: my tea set, your curtain... memories are such an endless inspirational source. Any chance of recovering those curtains?