blue thimble designs

posted by the scholar on September 19th, 2007
filed under: art, home accessories, mixed media, textiles

what a treat it was to discover the talented local artist allison rose this past weekend. she creates wonderful hand silkscreened pieces, pillows and mixed media textile art for her company, blue thimble. allison is a graduate of the rhode island school of design. she has a self-described obsession with silkscreens and even teaches a beginner’s course over at the lill street gallery.

blue_thimble_pillows_lunchbags

blue_thimble_dupioni_silk_pillowblue_thimble_happy_birds_pillow

blue_thimble_iron_man

blue_thimble_circus_freaks

blue_thimble_pillowsblue_thimble_tote_bag

did you examine her fabrics in these photos? she uses a monoprint technique, which is very labor intensive. the fact that some of her designs have 50 prints on them is a real testament to her commitment and love of her craft.

what an inviting, vivid, thorough collection.

run to her etsy shop and see for yourself!


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8 Responses to “blue thimble designs”

  1. Allison Rose Says:

    I am humbled by such a fantastic review. To me, creating all of this work was my cake, and I really enjoy cake! ;-)! It’s the icing on the cake to have my work well-received. Thank you so much! I am savoring this.

    My best to all,
    Allison Rose
    of Blue Thimble

  2. the scholar Says:

    hahaha!

    hi allison,

    you are funny! and most welcome for the post — i know i’m not the only one who loves your work!

  3. sosser Says:

    i am loving these with a capital love! must hop over to her etsy pronto – thanks for the links and pix!

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi sosser,

    thanks for the visit! glad you like them too! i am enjoying my lunch bag (up in the top photo) and am seriously wondering where i can put those big circus theme hangings…hmmm…

  5. electro^plankton Says:

    I must have those throw pillows!

  6. the scholar Says:

    seriously electro,

    if you buy those pillows you will NOT be disappointed. the photos only show a tiny amount of detail.

    thanks for the visit!

  7. Muk Says:

    I recently met Allison and her mother at the One-of-a-kind show this past weekend at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. I am blown away by her work-and would love to take her Lillstreet class-and hope the etsy shop opens again soon!

  8. the scholar Says:

    hi muk,

    ooh! were they at one of a kind? i had only one day to visit shows this weekend and decided to go to renegade because my husband had missed the summer fair.

    anyway, isn’t everything she makes just so wonderful? i am so glad you got to see her creations in person and that you love them too!

    thanks for the visit – and btw your dolls are TOO cool!

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