A few weeks ago I requested, at my work library, this Pierrette Bloch catalog via ILL from my university, instead of going over there to check it out directly from them, because I hate being in my old haunt, but it has been in transit for weeks (which is a bad thing) and I am worried that I caused it to get lost! I could have just gone over there to pick it up myself! It’s the only copy in the state! what have I done
he is dreaming hard of a girl all clad in bad plaid and mad at the whole world
I have such a shitty scrapbook/bilbiography of “well this pattern kind of uses the same spot coloring as this other pattern and I think it was sold at this store in this year but I have literally no idea but my guess is this person designed it” I would really like to have better
Into patterns this October? Marimekko: In Patterns is coming out this Autumn!
Internationally beloved Finnish design brand Marimekko’s iconic patterns grace home décor, apparel and accessories and have informed and influenced taste-makers worldwide for over half a century.
Richly illustrated with photographs and prints both classic and new, this vibrant volume (launching along with covetable notebooks and postcards) offers a behind-the-scenes tour of the brand’s creative process. A colourful legacy is revealed, along with the innovative creators, from 1950s pioneers to twenty-first-century masters, who have shaped the company’s heritage and continue to make visual magic today.
Rare sketchbook pages, in-depth looks at particular eras and page after page of gorgeous designs make this a book sure to enchant anyone interested in fashion, art, or the patterned and colour-drenched world of Marimekko!
I am excited to take a look at this book when it finally comes in and gets processed at my work. I’m hoping this (and the postcard set! which I might buy myself, if it operates well as documentation) fills in a lot of the gaps that existed in Marimekko scholarship/books when it comes to sourcing designs to specific artists, covering more than just Maija Isola/Vuoko Nurmesniemi, making better use of translation, etc. Those postcards though! Is it really 100 different patterns? Are they all cited?? ??? ??!!!!! That would actually be the single most useful thing I could own.
I have decided that the texture and body of Katy’s merino would be wasted on a “statement necklace” so instead I am going to make an asymmetrical plane of square mesh stitches, however big I can manage, which will then be stitched together in one spot, as a very open collar-piece that is not a winter cowl. Aggressively futile postapocalyptic crochet. I like the idea of a large square mesh because it is a soft geometric, an articulated vision (a grid) which immediately abstracts itself, and this is a very cool and correct look for me. I also think a very open stitch is less stupid than a lot of other crochet. The thing about it is that crochet is actually not very economic (re: yardage) compared to, say, knitting, I guess? and even very big, open stitches on a huge ass hook use up a lot of yarn. But! I have made up my mind about knitting!! I really like this idea because it doesn’t look very first project but it is actually very simple and I think I can do a good job of it without a ton of practice. I never quite got to level “even and reliable stitches” but I am thinking even if I am messy it’ll look very good. This is a very easy plan.
I found a lady who I really loved on ravelry, like, all of her shit is exactly my shit!! And then I was like, where is she from? Guess where she’s from!! Latvia, obviously.
I have 36 yards of this white merino katy made, the texture of which is my fs14 inspiration. I want a serious neck piece, in patroness vibes/twentyseventy art history professor/woman ceramicist of the brutalist era tradition. I don’t know how to knit and I don’t intend to learn—everywhere has valet, etc.—but I have crocheted before and would be willing to practice again. Give me ideas for something, crochet or other technique, that I could make out of this?
Behind some gimmicky knitted things that are viral on the internet, there is cool shit and cool artists
yes i will build one of these
Annie Belle’s yarn house has been going around again, does everybody know that she is from kalamazoo and she made/framed this piece explicitly as a trauma intervention/as an outgrowth of ed recovery and in response to her homelessness in the context of michigan’s [america’s] foreclosure crisis? she’s cool