This month designer, sewing instructor, and fashion writer Jamie Lau visits the blog to share her journey start to finish from creating her own textile design to sewing up one of her beautiful dresses. Last week, she shared her fabric design and color palette inspiration, and today, she walks us through her first textile design process from photo to printed fabric.
Last week on the blog, I shared some of my textile design inspirations and you may recall my interest in exploring textured gradients found in nature, and also that I had my eye on a certain blue-green color palette. For my design, I was inspired by the painterly landscape surrounding the Arashiyama and Sagano area of Kyoto and a piece of Japanese stoneware reminiscent of rippling water that I spotted at an art museum in New York. The commonality that I saw – and what struck me most about the two – was the layered and striated effect created by the rough lines of the wooded mountains and the tinted clay bands on the vase.