So excited to let you know that my long awaited fabric collection, Folky-Dokey, is now available at Modern Yardage! YAY! It’s been a long time in development, and I think it’s worth the wait.
I created this collection last year as part of a final project for a class that I took at The Rhode Island School of Design. The class was fabulous, it was advanced techniques for Surface Design in Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. I learned so much in this class, plus it was fun to meet new people. And it made me feel like a college kid again, I actually got to walk to class! Cool, huh?
We had to come up with Mood/Theme boards as part of the project. I researched a few trends, and chose to explore one of Patternbank’s trends for Spring/Summer 2014, called “Eastern Craft”. Intense embroidery, Russian folkloric print references, Eastern Europe folk inspired, traditional brocades. LOVE IT!
Here is my board.
I did A LOT of sketching for this one. At first I couldn’t figure out which direction I should take.
I wanted to add a lacy-like border design like in the bottom right of this sketch page, but it never quite worked out. I’ll save it for another collection!
And of course, I went color crazy. This collection comes in 8 colorways! What the heck was I thinking? I love, love playing with color, I just couldn’t help myself, hehe. It’s part of the reason that it took me so long to finalize this group.