Monday, January 31, 2011

February colors

Pale shades of blue, yellow and cream, with touches of black and chocolate. February is almost Spring, but it has its dark days too... I chose these images by color, so it was fun to see that there was an “accidental” bird theme in this collage too :-). Perfect for february, when birds start to sing again. I can't wait to hear the first blackbird.

The painting is by an anonymous Flemish painter, ca 1520.

ps: I would love to have the blue scale :-)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Am embroidered panel, ca 1909

An embroidered panel by Helen Adelaide Lamb, 1909
Image via The Textile Blog

I haven't posted much these weeks, because it's busy at work.... There will be a lot of deadlines this year, so maybe I'll be posting less frequently..

I really love the embroidery above, that's why I wanted to share it with you. You can read more this, and about Scottish embroidery from ca 1900, on the Textile Blog.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January colors

I like January: it feels fresh after a busy December with a little too much Christmas decorations, too much food, too much … And here in The Netherlands, we have 10 more minutes of daylight each week! I'm really looking forward to Spring, and I'm surrounding myself with shades of white and green: hyacinths, helleborus and these anemones and ranunculus. I had to buy them per piece: three anemones and two ranunculus flowers. That's one of the downsides of January: I can't pick flowers yet ...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Knitted leaf & lace squares: some on-line patterns

Some weeks ago, I wrote about a leaf & lace square pattern I'm trying to knit. I found some on-line patterns of this type of knitting :-) If you want to see how this would look like in a contemporary interior, take look at Molitli's work here.

Image and pattern/tutorial via Vintage Craft Patterns

Image and pattern/tutorial via Megan Mills

Pattern for sale on Etsy via Lost Craft Patterns

Friday, January 7, 2011

Shades of red, berry, fuchsia and pink

Image via Arnaud Maggs

Image via Susan Hobbs

Some weeks ago, I wrote about Werner's Nomenclature of Colors, an 18th century color classification system. I absolutely love the pages of this work, especially these gorgeous shades of red, berry, fuchsia and pink. It's funny to see that Pantone has chosen Honeysuckle as the color of the year 2011. Beauty never goes out of style!