Thursday, June 25, 2009
Adventure and excitement
I have just started reading a book called Designing Knitwear by Deborah Newton.
Now, this book is considered a classic in knitting circles, and I have long wanted to read it.
I am SO glad I invested in a copy. Already her sections on basic design and 'seeing' things with the eye of a designer make sense of how I've been working.
Those flashes of inspiration from my photos of old iron and wood and how they are translating into new projects make a lot of sense to me now. I feel less weird, and more confident of my design choices :-}
And best of all, she is not elitist as so many books on design seem to be. She firmly believes anyone with the interest can learn and grow and design, whether it be an entire outfit for Vogue, or simply taking a yarn, and a stitch pattern and creating a lovely special scarf as a gift. The same system of making choices is integral to both.