Textile Design as Inspiration for Art

Hi Friends,

When I was young I loved to sew. In junior high and high school I made a lot of my own clothes, and later I moved on to quilting.

Just walking into fabric stores gave me a thrill! The extensive collection of colors, patterns and textures took my breath away, and I could imagine all sorts of exciting things I could do with them.

I don’t sew these days, but it recently occured to me that my painting is much the same, only now I’m creating the colorful patterns and textures myself. I’ve taken the part of sewing that I liked and turned it into my art.

Beautiful fabrics continue to be an inspiration for me. Look at this gorgeous indigo dyed fabric from Japan offered by Britex Fabrics in San Francisco.

Britex Fabric

And this exquisite batik from Indonesia, also offered by Britex.

Britex Fabric

Sometimes I go to fabric stores just to immerse myself in the luscious world of color and design.

I sold quite a few paintings last year, so I’ve been working on new pieces both for my website and for Artful Home, where I also sell my art. I thought I’d share some of these new paintings with you. Maybe you’ll see the connection with textile design.

Click on the images for more information and to purchase these pieces.

Cassandra Tondro, "Golden Light," modern art

“Golden Light,” 22 x 28 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas

“Freedom,” 30 x 30 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas

Cassandra Tondro, "Gloriosa," contemporary art

“Gloriosa,” 20 x 10 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas

Where do you find inspiration? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.

With love and appreciation,
Cassandra

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