Thursday, February 13, 2014

Going on a trip to Central and South America

Before I’ll tell you about anything happening over here, I want to apologize for not responding to your lovely comments on my last post. I’ve read all of them with pleasure, and it is so nice to see that I’m not at all the last person reading paper books. In fact, telling me you have ordered a book case of 3.5 meters makes me a little bit envious!

But back to now. Since my last post we’ve had a very stubborn and obstinate guest. He (of course it’s a HE) took over our home and family, and didn’t want to leave. Mr. Flu! What a nasty guest he has been. But, with leaving a little bit of rubbish behind, he finally has left the house.

I’ve used this opportunity to go through a few of my most beautiful books.


Both are by Catherine Legrand, who has an eye for textiles and costumes from over the world. The pictures are wonderful with lots of detail.


Looking at these pictures, my eye was drawn to especially the fabrics and colours from Central and South America. And on pinterest I found a lot more.

Mosaic of pictures from Pinterest Costumes

Mosaic of Pictures from Pinterest textiles

Looking at all of this, I wondered if I could do something with it. Weaving is not something I do; I like a bit of embroidery, but not too much. But, I do love knitting, so I thought it might be an idea to translate the colours and motifs into something knitted.

I’ve come up with a few  small patterns so far.

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Lots of ideas, which take a lot of time for computerwork; not really my forte. So I’m going to start with making samples, to see how the colours work, and to get a final idea of what I want to make with it.  To do this, I need yarn. Of course.


Beautiful Shetland Wool in the most wonderful colours. I’ve tried to find at least 4 shades of every colour.

I’ll keep you posted!

Groetjes, Dorien


nelleke markesteijn said...

Prachtig garen en hele mooie motieven en kleuren als inspiratie!
Ben erg benieuwd wat het gaat worden.
Groetjes, Nelleke

Maxine D said...

Glad to hear you are recovering from the flu, Dorien - of course flu is a HE! :-).
Your enforced rest has led to inspiration, so all is not lost - I love your stash of wool - it is almost enough to make me want to knot again....

Corina said...

Fijn dat je opknapt, wat heb je je heerlijk laten inspireren door die kleurrijke foto's - dat belooft nog wat!

Monique Koomans said...

Wat een mooie kleuren, op de foto's, maar zeker ook de prachtige wol! Ben benieuwd naar je samples!
Groetjes Monique

Shabby Amelia said...

Beautiful colors inspiration and warm and bright atmosphere,come on,grasp some ideas and let them show!congratulations for your gorgeous blog!

Anonymous said...

Wat een prachtige kleuren en heerlijke inspiratieboeken. Ik ben heel benieuwd wat je uiteindelijk gaat breien.