Anna Maria Horner, American fabric designer and mother of six, described what was her inspiration for her most recent fabric collection, "Good Folks" ...
"Old European linens. Family. Hand-loomed wool bedspreads. Meals. Fields. Embroidery. Needlepoint kits that I spent summers in Greece as a child occupied with. The icons of the village churches. Layer upon layer of mismatched bed linens piled on top of my floor palette in the upper room of my Yiayia's house to keep me warm even though it was the middle of the summer. Tablecloths drying in the sun. Memories of what my cousin's dowry of linens looked like. All the details. All the work. All the warmth. All the good wishes. Weddings. Wine. Love. Goodness."
Right now it's hard for me to think about working on fall and winter purses when all I want to do is grab the brightest and loudest fabric from the stack. I am planning to sew a few purses out of these last two fabrics. The deeper plum tones mixed with purples would work great with browns and muted tones of the season.
What inspires you to create?