For the Love of Pattern is featured in the latest issue of Savannah Magazine Homes Edition, Fall/Winter 2014. The article is included in the Front Porch Local Artisans section. It introduces my design studio, talks about what inspires my work, as well as the vision for the studio and future projects. For those of you in Savannah please check out the article as well as the other local artisans featured in this issue. One thing I love about Savannah is the overwhelming support from locals and being able to easily connect with other professionals. I'm grateful for the southern hospitality that I've seen in this city and excited to share my first magazine feature! Happy Monday!
Today I wanted to give you an update on my Savannah Ironwork Collection. Lately, I have been busy in the studio screen printing, sewing and building inventory. I've finished printing a large collection of tea towels and a first run of handmade pillows. I'm very happy with the results and have been getting great feedback so far. The tea towels are perfect for a guest bathroom and useful in the kitchen. I've been using a set of towels that I made for myself drying dishes in the kitchen and they have held up well so don't be afraid to use them. As my grandmother would say, things are made to be loved and used not to be folded and stored away.
The pillows that I've made are 16" by 16" and the pillow forms are included if you purchase one. The pillow cover has a natural invisible zipper in the bottom seam so it can easily be removed and washed. I screen printed my colorful designs on white cotton for the front of the pillow and chose a coordinating solid color for the back of the pillow. The pillows can be reversible whenever you feel like a little change of decor and would enjoy a solid color. I always like to have the option to turn my decorative pillows around so if someone chooses to use it then the decorative side stays clean.
Below are close up images of the pillows that show how the designs look with the colors that I chose for the back of the pillows. I've paired my screen printed designs with bold Robert Kaufman linen cotton blends. I love choosing color coordinates so this project has been fun and relaxing to work on. This was one of those times where my vision turned out exactly as planned which is always an extremely rewarding process.
All of these items are available in my etsy store. Enjoy!