Remember I said I’d be flooding you with Chicago photos? Yeah. That will happen as soon as I get around to taking the good quality ones off my camera.
Until then, please enjoy these snapshots from the Marimekko show that was on (today was the last day, sadly) at the Textile Museum of Canada. I’ve long been a fan of Marimekko’s vibrant, graphic fabrics and seeing them beautifully displayed in a gallery setting was wonderful.
The accompanying ephemera (especially that photo of the model in the first image up there - how darn fabulous is she?) was great as well, especially the various promotional materials from Marimekko itself and various shops with which it was associated.
The bits of writing that talked about the original factory in Finland and the atmosphere there made it sound like the loveliest, most idyllic place - if time travel was possible I’d be sure to drop in for a visit!
Seeing the various patterns also reignited my desire to get my hands back to sewing (it’s been too long!) as well as those other patterns I’ve been meaning to put together.
It’s always fantastic to be able to combine visual stimulation with an intense dose of inspiration and leave a museum feeling creative and invigorated. Onwards into textile adventures!
[P.S: This counts as a long-delayed entry in my Inspiring Things series. I really should get back to posting those more regularly.]