Pellon: Where do you find inspiration for your work?
Kate: Everywhere! Since I’m always crafting, it’s always on the mind. Sometimes the most random things will inspire a color combination, texture or material that will translate into a project! When I’m in a rut I turn to my favorite high fashion magazines for extra inspiration.
P: What does your creative process look like/entail?
K: My creative process is always different!Sometimes I’ll think up a project and develop it in my head for days or weeks before actually creating. Other times I’ll have a burst of inspiration and start creating right away.
P: Why do you enjoy sewing/quilting/crafting?
K: I love the process of thinking of an idea and seeing it through to execution. It is so satisfying to create!
P: Do you create mainly for satisfaction, gifts,art or another reason?
K: I create as a form of expression. Like many crafters it is my creative outlet. It is definitely satisfying. I also create to fill a need. If I need a baby gift, I’ll make one. If I need a new shirt,I’ll make one. It gives me something to do and can be such a fun challenge.
P: What tips or tricks learned through experience can you share?
K: I think the hardest thing about creating is getting overwhelmed with a difficult project. It can really wear you down! My best advice is to find some projects that you always love doing, simple and satisfying ones, and come back to those if you need a boost! If you’re having fun, everything else will fall into place. Click here for more on Kate’s blog.
P: When and why did you start sewing/quilting/crafting?
K: I was raised in a very creative home. My dad welded metal parts to make sculptures and my mom did stained glass and sewed our Halloween costumes. It was just a way of life, I’ve been creating forever!I really focused on sewing in college when I decided that was what I wanted to pursue.
P: What triggers you to start a project?
K: There are ideas in everything! Since I create every day, the ideas sort of stem off of each other, a constant stream of creativity.