Adventures by Amy Ellis
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest left me with a deep affection for old-growth trees and the moss that grows on the north side of them. I recently visited Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks with my children and husband, and I was once again drawn to the patterns in the bark and the light filtering through the trees. Adventures is a graphic collection of the elements I see in these grand places.
One of my favorite prints to work on the collection was the striped one. I converted the adventure sayings
into Morse code
and included the text too so that everyone knew what was being said. There’s also a topography print, mountains, tree bark, plaid, bullseye and riverbed – they each represent a different part of nature that I love. I can’t wait to see what everyone makes with these prints!
to see more of the line.
Glam Girl by Deborah Edwards
Having parents involved in fashion design, I was surrounded by textiles from a very young age. As a teen, I rummaged through flea markets and thrift stores looking for vintage textiles and lace, not realizing my passion for textiles would evolve into a life-long career starting with a degree in textile design from the Ontario College of Art and Design. For more than two decades I worked as VP of Design for an international company designing fabric, bedding, wallcovering and area rugs. I have developed collections for celebrities including Martha Stewart and Jaclyn Smith and have been a member and chair holder of Color Marketing Group for many years.