Please join us Thursday, January 12th to meet our first speaker of 2017, Jennifer Moore of Monaluna, her organic fabric company. A designer and textile artist, Jennifer is committed to creating environmentally friendly options for sewists and quilters. Her wonderfully inspiring fabric designs are vibrant and warm, and are appropriate for both the children's and adult markets.
Jennifer has visited us before and her business has grown since then. She will be discussing her new collections and her retail store in Walnut Creek, California, which carries Monaluna's organic fabrics and eco-friendly sustainable gifts, jewelry, housewares, apparel, stationery, and sewing/craft supplies.
For those who can't attend, we will be recording the meeting on Periscope. You may watch live or watch later in our archives.
We hope you can join us!
When: January 12th, 2017, 7:00-9:00 pm, PST
Where: Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St., Berkeley, Ca 94702
Fee: Members free, drop-ins $10
Katja Ollendorff has gracioulsy allowed to share a recent post from her blog here.
A lot of things inspire my designs. Being outside and walking around town or in nature are big sources of inspiration. But on days when I'm stuck inside or just enjoying some TV time all cozy on the couch, I still can't stop myself from noticing patterns wherever I look. I have even saved a few images over the years on my Instagram feed #tvtextiles.
I love the series The Durells in Corfu (PBS Masterpiece Theater). It's set in 1935 and I am so in love with the fashion that is depicted on the show. I can't help but take snapshots of special patterns I notice as I watch. Afterward, I will look through the images and make little sketches to see a theme arise. Attached are (blurry) examples of my captures and the sketchbook entry, then design, that followed. Inspiration has no boundaries! What's your secret source of inspiration?
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