Montag, 10. Dezember 2012

A Quilt but Different

There is this guy I am seeing for a while now ( whoo whoo me dating someone..;-)), he is an american living here in berlin. Well as christmas is appearing I wanted to make him a quilt. He likes my work but of course I needed a more maleish design. And as I know he loves pendleton blankets I thought something inspired by these would be nice.
This is what I came up with. So extremely different from my other stuff, but I fell in love with the possibilities, that I am definitively going to make something in that native american style again.

 It might be a little wrinkled because it was in the washing machine for too long, maybe I should give it a little press.

And I also love the back.
  In my work as a fashion designer I often make woolen trousers and skirts. I always kept the leftovers because I wanted to use them in a quilt eventually. Here I did. I just put them together randomly and I don´t know which side I prefer. The whole quilt feels so rustic...

Even the batting is "recycled". I once ordered a fabric online for the shop without seeing it in reality, which was mostly wool and alpaca wool. But when it arrived I was shocked because it felt terribly itchy and hard. I thought after I washed it it would be better, but no, it just wasn´t that hard anymore. So I decided to use ist in the quilt. And what shall I say, I also love the feeling of that. It is quite heavy but flowy.

Now I really hope that he likes it (and that he doesn´t read my blog).
Have a wonderful week everyone. Berlin is covered in snow and I love it.

Mittwoch, 5. Dezember 2012

laKattun Fabrics

 A few months ago I met the uncredibly talented fabric designer Eva Reisinger and her label laKattun. When I visited here Studio I was amazed by all the wonderful handprinted fabric and the cute things she had made out of them. Eva gave me a set of her fabric to play with. I knew immediately that I didn´t want to cut the fabric into to small pieces, so that you could still see the wonderful prints. 
Here you can see the quilt I made. I love it, it reminds me of the fun and freshness of summer.
On the laKattun website you can find more information about Eva, or you visit the Etsy or Dawanda Shop an find more incredibly awesome products.

Vor ein paar Monaten traf ich im Zuge einer Recherche die Stoffdesignerin Eva Reisinger.
 Bei einem Besuch in Ihrem Atelier durfte ich Ihre Arbeiten bewundern und mir den Entstehungsprozess Ihrer tollen Stoffe und Werke erklären lassen.
  Ihr Arbeitsplatz verströmte eine so wunderbare, feine und kreative Atmosphäre, daß es mich überhaupt nicht wundert, daß dort solche hübschen Stoffe enstehen.

 Ich war sehr beeindruckt und noch mehr natürlich, als ich glücklich mit einem Päckchen voller handbedruckter Kostbarkeiten nachhause ging um ein bißchen damit zu spielen.
Mir war sofort klar, daß ich die verschiedenen Stoffe nicht zu klein zerschneiden wollte, damit man die unterschiedlichen Designs noch gut erkennen kann und sie voll zur Geltung kommen.

Dies ist der Quilt, der dabei herausgekommen ist.
  Ich finde er verströmt eine Frische und Fröhlichkeit und man wünscht sich augenblicklich den Sommer zurück. 
 Auf Eva´s Webseite könnt Ihr mehr über  laKattun erfahren, weitere wunderbare Stoffe bewundern und natürlich auch in ihrem Dawanda Shop stöbern.
Ausserdem hat sie auch einen Etsy Shop den Ihr hier findet.