Thursday, September 21, 2006

Autumn Inspiration - Petra Borner....

blueberries and pomegranate tree

poppy print, for cacharel

Swedish summer {papercut} :: growing hand {embroidery}

Oh the joys that come from Sweden!!;) - I found Petra Borners work through Selvedge Magazine...and was enchanted by her amazing work that she showcases on her delightful website...it is one of the most fun sites I have seen for quite a while!! Petra was born in a small town in Sweden, and now lives in London. She graduated from Central St. Martins in 1999 {textiles}, and now has a huge range of clients including Cacharel, Selvedge, topshop and elle decoration.
What I love about Petra's work is the variety of medium she uses...that she works in textiles {both for fashion houses} and in stitch, creating amazing embroidered illustrations. I just love her prints and drawings which have more than a hint of Scandinavian folk influence {love, love, love that!!}....and how she interprets these fluid illustrations and mark making into the most beautiful paper cut patterns, that are part repeat pattern and part free formed image.
"I like making illustrations and patterns from paper because it's hands-on and kind of technical playtime but, the best thing is that it lends time to think....." {petra borner}
I think you can see this strong sense of process in Petra's work...the way she allows a natural evolution of form, line...idea. Just lovely. Do visit her site as it is more than worth browse {and a bookmarking!!}
xox

8 comments:

julie said...

more beauty...all this in one week!! Wonderful - i adore her embroidered illustrations!!!!!!!!
Thank you!

Marieke said...

Just lovely - thanks for the link x

Shari said...

you are amazing abigail! the inspiration just keeps flowing. :) i am so enchanted by her work and i adore the name petra. just bookmarked her site. thanks!! xoxo s

lisa s said...

i love both the intensity and the delicacy simultaneously....

that dress.... wow

maditi said...

ohh, just so very beautiful!! could stare for hours!!

IMEDAGOZE said...

bookmarked! :)

Roxana M. Asami said...

Oh I love this designer! Ive never heard of her before - thanks for sharing! :)

Annika Sandin said...

Lovely fabrics