Saturday, August 11, 2012
My Newest Apple
When you have a good thing, I think,let's take it to the next level and see where it goes.
If you have seen my Etsy shop, Fiberluscious, you know I am a bit of an apple pincushion maker.
I love my apples but they always seemed to lack the crispness and crunchiness of a summer apple. Here is one of my old pattern apples,
Then, I went to the pear pattern and learned a lot about drafting more sculptural shapes.
After much trial and error I came up with this shape, which I love. Its so curvy!
When I created the same apple, one with plain and one with patchwork fabric I discovered that the fabric means everything!
Can you believe I used the exact same pattern for both apples?!
Because the patchwork has so much more body and thickness, it formed a much denser, more upright and formal end result.
I love both of these apples each for their unique personality.
So my advice to you is not to rest on your laurels, (whatever a laurel is). Take what you love and whatever feeds your soul and ride it along a new path. You will never know what you may discover!
Thanks to Robin, one of my absolute favorite clients. She inspires me often. She throws me an idea and I love our process of developing ideas with her. She will be adding these pincushions to her vast collection. I'd love to see that!