Mexican folk art was a huge inspiration for not only my Fiesta collection, but also for my embroidery pattern. I love folk art embroidered peasant blouses and dresses. I’m drawn to the vivid colors and symmetrical design elements. The motifs themselves are simple, but composed of so many different elements, makes such a bold and striking statement. The tightly packed embroidery and boldness of colors just make me smile.
I knew instantly I wanted to come up with another embroidery pattern and this was a great collaboration with Susan Terpin. She designed the pouch pattern and I designed the embroidery. I created the basket bouquet with an explosion of flowers. Just as you might see on a hand embroidered peasant blouse. My design mimics that of the Mexican design aesthetic as well as paying homage to their craft. As a pouch, it’s such a practical item. Great used as a purse during the summer time, great to hold jewelry or emroidery floss and supplies… so many possibilities.
It was so fun choosing and embroidering with such fun, vibrant colors.
Here are some images of my progress.
And the last image, well… this is Playa del Carmen. As you sit and embroider, you can fantasize of the warm weather and beautiful places to escape to! Enjoy!