For those of you who are familiar with the history of my “pouch making”, it’s obvious I have a certain color palette that I stick pretty close to. I’m generally drawn to neutrals, shades of “army” greens, and of course – blue. Lots and lots of blue. Denim, indigo, chambray… you name it. If it’s blue, I can usually work with it. But while I do love my particular palette, it can hinder my creativity from time to time, especially when I get inspired by new color combinations or a particular fabric I may have found. So, I’ve decided to break those blue boundaries and get a little crazy with color.
Although I do have a variety of different color palette inspiration images in my archives, this actually happened quite unexpectedly when I found some pink and plum leather scraps at one of my go-to supply resources. For some reason, that day, I happened to be drawn to these colors and decided to bring them home and start experimenting with other color and fabric combinations. As I looked through my other stash of fabrics, I found an African mud cloth I had been saving… its graphic pattern and colors were just the thing to contrast and ground the other colors. Then came a striped wool rug (with endless color choices) where I was able to pull out certain sections of stripes to compliment the other fabrics. The end result (and still even a work in progress as I experiment more) is a collage of different fabrics, textures and shapes. I’ve enjoyed challenging myself to try working with more color and am looking forward to exploring even further. Have a great image of a color palette you’d like to see me attempt? Send it my way! I’d love to hear about your color cravings.
I’ll be test-running four of these new color-way pouches in the shop before I get too carried away… as usual, each one is one of a kind – so if you like what you see, grab it now before it’s gone. Watch for updates on my instagram to be in the loop as to when these pouches will be available for sale.
P.S. I’m contemplating if this series needs a name… I’m open to suggestions! Only requirements is that it must be two words connected with an ampersand (naturally!). If someone comes up with something brilliant that I end up using, I’ll work out some type of reward!