Fibs & Fables was inspired by my interest in and love for vintage fairytale illustrations; and I have never had more fun doing research! The notion of storytelling, in a sense, is a system of make-believe with various motives: to teach a lesson, to entertain or to perpetuate a culture's belief system. And perhaps in a more cynical sense, stories are just - but when set to beautiful images they become welcome lies. Exploring old German, Danish, British and American illustrations revealed all of the beloved book scenery that I got lost in as a child. Many of those artists were themselves influenced by ancient artwork, ancient stories and Greek Mythology. What entranced and inspired my color directions was the element of fear and tragedy combined with joyful resolution. The balance of the two, as well as the good and evil that is such a common theme, helped me to cast a moody palette on the fabric's color-ways. The prints themselves are a not so literal in telling any specific fib, fable or fairytale, but rather they bring to light the elements that exist in so many of our favorite stories. Fibs & Fables is as fun for children's quilts, decor and clothing as it is unexpected for women's fashion
42-44 inches wide.
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