Inspiration Board: Triangles

I’ve been conceiving some patterns and am mighty inspired by triangles. Here are some new and old uses of this motif from various media.

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This is a collaboration between Mati McDonough and Lisa Congdon for the upcoming exhibit Little Pink Houses at The Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco

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Tammis Keefe Candy, Sewing & Nibs hankie, posted by xtinalamb on Flickr.

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Pythagoras by Sven Markelius, available at Textile Arts (71″ x 57″ panel for, ahem, $750). More info on Markelius and this design here and here.

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Triangle fabric — does anyone know its identity? I have some of it in the form of a basket bag received in a swap a few years ago. Posted by middlechildblog on Flickr.

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Cut Off Your Hands poster, a collaboration between Trevor Bassett and Cory Schmitz

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One of the patterns in Petite Pattern Book – Check & Knit

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“Kaleidoscope” wallpaper by Peter Shuttleworth (1958), posted by dis-order-ed (aka John Hopper of the Textile Blog) on Flickr. Also see his extensive collection wallpaper design images.

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Petronella fabric from IKEA.

And finally, this amazing quilt (made from all Liberty prints) at the 2007 Tokyo Quilt Festival, photographed by movinghands (blog).

3 Comments

  1. jenny says:

    I have been thinking about equilateral triangles lately too! Dover has an old book on “Equilateral Triangle Patchwork” I have been eying.

  2. Becka says:

    I would love to know the identity of the mystery triangle piece too! I think I have what must be the same fabric in a purple/orange colorway. I got it at a garage sale several years ago.

  3. Alison says:

    wonderful post! the mystery fabric is stunning.