Back in the summer I went to the Missoni exhibition at The Fashion and Textiles Museum. The friend I went with was a huge fan, I'm not so keen, but a day out with a friend, textiles and lunch is always a winner.
However, I was blown away by this exhibition. I came away completely inspired and loved the different ways colour was used to convey pattern and structure. There were a lot of paintings, some by Ottavio Missoni, which were bold and breathtaking.
Nino Di Salvatore 'Struttura Spaziale'
Gianni Monnet 'Construzione'
Giacomo Balla 'Linee forza di mare'
I came away wanting to create on many different levels and I actually wanted to paint. This isn't like me at all, painting and I aren't a good combination. But the desire was there and I did go home and get out my inks and played around in my sketchbook.
I will definitely be experimenting with colour and shapes more in my future quilts as a result of this exhibition, the movement and flow of these painting have inspired me to try some more curved piecing.