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Monday, 27 October 2014

Recollection at the Quilt Market in Houston

Now that the Quilt Market is over, I can freely share all the pics of my wall within the big Art Gallery booth (I didn't have the booth this time and I wasn't going), including mock-up and the real one.
So, the first picture above is the mock-up...and following is the picture of the booth, almost finished.

And the final version....

As you can see, that pixel rose quilt was a bit problematic to hang, as it was too large (way bigger than initially planned to be).


Here are some more pics of the items exposed (before sending them to US):


Recollection- Kubeta quilt






Also, I have created the flickr group for all the projects created with Recollection fabrics, and I would kindly ask you to add your creations using Recollection fabrics as I would love to see them :)
Can't wait to see your creations :)

xx, Katarina

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Fabric design process

During the last weekend, when I took over the AGF instagram account, I was talking a bit about my design process, so I thought to post a few pics about that, here too.

I start by hand drawing, sketching and painting, surrounding me with inspiration and depending on the theme, it can be "real life" or some historical pictures from books and/or internet.

Very often, I use my own photographs, processing them in Photoshop, developing new images, placing them in repeats.

But, mostly I scan my original art and I make patterns with them, always in Photoshop (I don't like to use vector images), as it's giving me the possibility to work in layers, with lots of textures, preserving the "organic look" of the shapes.

After obtaining the final image, and making the repeating tile (or block) out of it, I start developing the color palettes.

I often use some pictures of nature to create the appropriate palettes and mood boards.

Of course, I make about 3 times more prints in order to obtain a good 10 prints, indispensable for one collection.

This is pretty much how I work to develop my collections.
If you have any questions, I would love to hear in the comments ;)

xo, Katarina

Thursday, 9 October 2014

AGF Instagram weekend takeover

Hello friends!!!
This is as far my longest pause from blogging. I am so swamped with all the Quilt Market preps, that it seems that my normal life has gone.
But, I will be launching my second fabric collection with Art Gallery fabrics : Recollection and it keeps me excited and in stitches.

#mistmoderknittie palette of #recollectionfabrics #artgalleryfabrics

These are only the strike offs, so the colors are still not definitive ( like yellow will be darker ) but pretty close to finals: #winterwoven palette of #recollectionfabrics #artgalleryfabrics
Detail of my #kubetaquilt top #patchwork #fabric #KatarinaRoccella #artgalleryfabrics #aurifil #quilt #pirotkiliminspired

Proudly (even that there are some obvious piecing mismatching ) presenting you my #kubetaquilt top finished!!! Now about some inspiration and name info: some prints in my #recollectionfabrics are directly inspired with my homecountry rich folklore and cos

#recollectionfabrics #artgalleryfabrics #fabric #strips #quiltmarket #preps ❤️

Swooning over the softest knits ever!!! #recollectionfabrics #knit #fashion #fabric #artgalleryfabrics

So we opened the parcel with #recollectionfabrics and she started picking her favorites and we've tried to imagine them sewn #artgalleryfabrics #knit #fashion

Here are a few sneak peaks of my current work...but if you are interested to hear or see more or even to ask  me anything about the whole process, please join me on Art Gallery fabrics Instagram during this weekend (11-12 October), as I will be taking over ;)

Hope to see you there!!!
Love, Katarina