Working in various mediums, Anastasia E White’s art explores her family history. Coming from a mixed race family she is fascinated by the diversity of experiences encountered as her family has spread across North America, Europe and the West Indies. Through exploring and sharing family stories Anastasia has come to better understand not only her families’ histories but her own individual identity.
A girlfriend recently asked what I do with my swatches. At first it seamed an odd question but then I remembered that not everyone shares my love of cataloguing and research. After years of resistance I have learnt to embrace … Continue reading
Since announcing my entry into knitwear design last month I have been a busy little bee. The project manager in me has once again emerged, timelines are set (compleat with google calendar and task up the yin yang), new connections … Continue reading
Big news – I am beginning my journey into knit wear design! Summer 2013 will see the launch of the first 5 knitting patterns by Anastasia E White but you can catch a preview here. Continue reading
I’m usually good at coming up with titles and find the process fun. The inspiration can come from life, some personal significance the pattern or painting has to me; from nature, the textures, colours and smells of life on the Pacific West Coast; or even from other artforms – I have been known to take lines from songs, poems, of reference to paintings. With all this in mind, it is odd that I am at a total loss of what to name this shawl.
The working title is A Modern Victorian, referencing the origins of the lace motifs, but it was never meant be stick. The problem is, for almost a year not it has been A Modern Victorian to me and I can’t get past it. It isn’t a horrible name, it just isn’t what I want to conjure.
The pattern uses a dk cotton yarn giving it weight and structure but keeping it cool enough of summer evenings. I envision it worn around the waist on the beach as a swimsuit wrap (you know those skirt like things used to hide our bums and upper thighs when walking around, I love those!). I see it around the shoulders and tied in the back like a bolero over a dress or loosely draped around the neck as a scarf as summer is ending and through the fall.
It deserves a name that is catchy and enticing, that is easy to remember and conjures versatility. A name that is both romantic and urban. Is that too much to ask? I for one am stumped.
What would you call this pattern?