I came home with Alaskan inspired fabrics which I'm pretty sure could only be found up north and batiks which spoke to me of the colors I was seeing all around me on our trip.
Remember the totem art that surrounded us in Ketchikan? I really wanted to recreate the feel of that and found just the thing to help me at Embroidery Library using their Native American Creation designs.
Let's see how well I can interpret these totem designs in fabric.
First a rough sketch of my idea. I'm planning two or three small wall hangings in earth, sky and water color changes featuring the animals we saw on our trip. Speaking of which, what process do you use to plan a project? Do you sketch it out, EQ 8 or whatever number it's up to now? Or do you just wing it?
The second color way is moving along. See, I have actually been spending some time in the sewing room along with all the other things that have been going on.
Linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times for the first time in a while and looking forward to hearing from you about your design process. If you want to know more about my Alaskan adventures follow the tag: Alaskan Cruise.
Until next time,
P.S. If you left a comment in the last month and I have not answered, I apologize. My laptop died and I had an awful time retrieving data so I pretty much gave up on the reply thing for the past month. I hope to keep up now with a brand new, BLUE laptop. Snazzy!