Pellon: Where do you find inspiration for your work?
Linda: Inspiration is all around but I’m often inspired by nature particularly the colors, shapes and textures of plants and flowers. I find that inspiration usually comes when I least expect it, often when I’m relaxing or in the shower.
P: What does your creative process entail?
L: I have several processes. When I’m working on a pattern, I’ll sketch, draft, design, and calculate. Then I’ll develop the design by making several patterns before I make a decision on the final design. This is a very left-brain process. When I’m making art I tend to work intuitively with no real goal in mind. This is more of a right-brain process.
P: Why do you enjoy sewing/crafting/quilting?
L: For me, sewing and creating is a form of relaxation; almost like meditation. It’s a great way to deal with stress and create balance in my life.
P: Do you create mainly for satisfaction, gifts, art or another reason?
L: I create because it’s what I enjoy doing. Sometimes I make gifts but mostly I make art.
P: What tips or tricks learned through experience can you share?
L: Don’t rush things. Take time to enjoy the process of creating because it’s a wonderful form of self-expression and it’s very satisfying.
P: When and why did you start sewing/quilting/crafting?
L: I started sewing when I was a small child. I was fascinated by my mother’s treadle sewing machine and taught myself to sew. I haven’t stopped sewing since.
This small handbag is just the right size to carry your necessities whether you are off to lunch or out to dinner. The bold design is the perfect opportuntity to showcase your favorite fabrics and the rigid structure will hold the shape of the bag.
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