Sunday, September 13, 2009

SAQA Visioning Project



I recently signed up for the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) Visioning Project. It will be a year-long project, and each participant can set their own goal, pursue any fibery dream, big or small.

I have always wanted to have my very own fabric line, an idea that is just tooooo expensive to do on a big scale. Thanks to modern technology, I can print my own designs, directly from my computer, right onto fabric. I decided to do small pieces (about 8.5" x 11") and present them as a salesperson from a big textile manufacturer would: on headers (basically a printed cardboard piece with the company's name, logo, address, along with the pattern name/number.) I may also make a swatch book, with smaller pieces of the cloth in different colorways, like the books they have in decorating stores.

You can find out more information by going to SAQA.com. You have to be a member to sign up though, but it is only $50 per year.

These are two designs I did a while back for the Dixie "Art of the Plate" contest (which I did not win, but it was fun anyway.) I may translate them into fabric for my new line, called, unsurprisingly, Edzellinni Fabrics. Both of these designs started as doodles, which I developed into circular designs for a plate. It was fun and challenging working with a circular design, after years and years of square or rectangular formats.

5 comments:

yvonne said...

Very beautiful designs!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

They are wonderful! But then all of your stuff is:)

FlutterbugArtGirl said...

Edz, they are fantabulous!! Your designs have my eye spinning around - I can't believe you didn't win something. Very lovely. And of course, I agree wholeheartedly with Needlewings.

Janice Paine-Dawes said...

These would make wonderful fabric. very french country looking!

Edzellinni said...

Isn't it odd that my textile designs are so neat and clean and perky and kinda traditional, yet my self portrait series is kinda wacko, outsider-artistish? Maybe I'm having an ongoing fight between my left brain and my right brain?

and Kate, the guy who won the Dixie contest was SOOOO outside the box...make some kind of 3D sushi plate that came apart into pieces, and I think it looked like sushi pieces too if I remember correctly. Made mine seem pretty but...BoRiNgggg. but hey, I guess I'm a girly girl after all!