happy design day
Yesterday I went down to Providence to pick up a secret project that I've been working on for a year and a bit. In my non-blogging, non-knitting time I'm a graphic designer, and in the past year I've had a chance to explore an area of design that I've always been interested in but not sure how to get into — pattern design. I've been working with a woman who owns a wholesale paper business in Providence to develop an exclusive line of silkscreened papers. And they finally arrived this week at her warehouse from the printers. I'm pretty smitten with the papers and really pleased as punch with how them came out. I think they look great on their own and would look nice used in various combinations for book making or other crafty persuits.
Here is a shot of the swatchbook. I developed six different patterns and three different colorways for each of the patterns - 18 different papers in all.
I took some shots of the papers still packaged in the warehouse. As you can see the printers labeled each of the packages with scraps of the papers. Pretty!
I'll post better photos of the designs in the next day or so when the sunlight returns.
If you're interested in getting any of these papers, the following stores will be carrying at least some of them. They may not have them in stock yet, as they are being shipped out this week.
St. Paul, MN
New York Central Art Supply
New York, NY
The Paper Studio
Santa Fe, NM
C C Lowell