In preparation for spring and summer I have started working in cotton, very optimistic considering the amount of snow and ice still covering the ground here in Oslo, I know. But since I am not a speedy designer; I need time to work and complete a design if I want to be able to have the chance of publishing it during the Spring/Summer season. I am not able to design a garment a week or have it is as a goal (read: totally unrealistic). My designs require time to evolve. What cotton have you chosen, you ask? An Egyptian mercerized cable-spun cotton which can take a 60 degrees centigrade washing machine program, named appropriately Luxor in 62 divine colours – I have chosen wine red and navy blue, not an easy choice, see luxor – made by Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. I love the crisp stitch definition and chose a beautiful lace pattern for the wine red shade.
The navy blue sample is a wavy rib pattern. None of them have reached a garment state yet and I am still considering whether I should make them into a possible set to be worn together or on top of each other. Maybe lace sleeves and a simpler body stitch pattern? Wavy rib vest or shawl with buttons? While I ponder some more, do look at all these marvelous colours.