Meredith recommends filling a journal with words and visuals that appeal to you. Not only can it spur your creativity, she says it helps reveal who you are and what you like. Magazines – all kinds – are a treasure trove of ideas and inspirations for her. And when Merdith is exploring a particular project, she creates an inspiration board. She brought one along to show how she uses different media – fabric, pictures, ribbon, wool, etc – to experiment within a colour range.
Her talk was full of lots of tips. Just a few: a colour grid is a useful tool; a reducing glass can reveal problems with colour values on your design wall; don’t be afraid to waste fabric – if it doesn’t work out, you can always use it in a future project. But above all, do something you’re really proud of!