Folks tend to start eating a bit more lamb in the autumn. Fingers crossed both the Amherst and Northampton Markets pick up some. I guess it is time for some more recipe development. I'm working on a Lamb Korma now. Made it for dinner on Sunday and it was delicious but I'm going to tweak it a bit more to make it a bit easier for my customers.
This month I've really got to start cranking out the projects for the upcoming book. Here is a photo of a fabric design I am trying out on Spoonflower. If I like it, it will be the backing for a pieced quilt style duvet cover in my new book.
I carved a lino-cut block with the design. Then I printed it in black and white. After the design dried, I scanned it. Then I brought it into Adobe Illustrator and turned it into a vector image. Next I colored it with the LivePaint option. It is a process. After the first flower was LivePainted, I set it into a simple repeat and recolored it 3 different ways on each of the different colored colored backgrounds. It was lots of fun to do.
Because I have trouble stopping any designing, I re-colored it one more time in some muted tones. Not sure I am in love yet. We will see when the samples come in, hopefully this week. This is all a learning process for me and I love this challenge of learning to design fabric and putting it into repeats.
Here are a few other lino-cut prints I have been fooling with. Oh, the possibilities!
As you can see, I am flower obsessed but that probably doesn't surprise you.