Behind The Scenes / From The Workroom

SS2011 Inspiration: The Desert

All images from The Desert – from a volume in the LIFE Nature Library,
by A. Starker Leopold and the Editors of LIFE, published 1964

I’m not sure why, but for some reason when I go thrift stores I seem to beeline for the books. I think it’s because I once found some really amazing vintage sewing books and I’m hoping I’ll find more? Whatever the case I love old books. Especially ones with amazing photography.

I found this one a few months ago, and I couldn’t put it down. As you know, I’ve been really inspired by this poem, and as a result I am so drawn to all things dry and dusty. And these pictures just spoke to me. I love the textures of not only the landscapes themselves, but of the grainy photographs. I love the colours, I love the arid atmosphere.

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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13 years ago

pretty pictures!! i can definitely see how inspiring they are! ah! can’t wait to see your work!

Virginie's Cinema
13 years ago

LOVE this post, can’t wait to see what beautiful creations it inspires you!

13 years ago

I’m with the other girls! I can’t wait to see how the collection turns out!

13 years ago

So excited to see this collection!

13 years ago

Yes, I am so excited to see what you are coming up with

Claire from Handmade by Claire Bear

love the colours in this. next summers collection perhaps?