Monday, February 11, 2008
textile pattern week: day 1
hopefully the rest of the week's photos will be of a more found nature. but wanted to start off with marimekko. so this one was found in the back of my closet.
textile pattern links
starting off with two classics. first, a modern classic, marimekko. having a swedish mom and growing up in the 70's pretty much guarantees an abundance of finnish marimekko fabrics in one's childhood. there was (please disregard the painful photo) this (not my favorite) marimekko patterned curtain that hung in our living room window. it matched the shag carpet of course.
the above scrunchy shirt is also by marimekko. it needs festive occasions. so far it's been worn at my mormor's 90th birthday and at an erasure concert. both super good times (in very different ways) that fall into the festive category i'd say.
and an older classic, william morris. he was a super prodigious fellow, but probably most well known for his intricate, calculated and beautiful flower patterns.
(images from The Flowers of William Morris by Derek Baker)
tomorrow i will link to numerous swedish textile designers.