4 May 12 • SCB

May is a busy and exciting month at 3191 Miles Apart. 3191 Quarterly Issue No. 7 has already shipped to subscribers (here’s a peek at the cover) and will be available in our shop on May 18th. On the same date, we’ll be launching our expanded shop with individual collections designed by MAV and me, along with a collection of found items (we’ll fill you in on that collection later). To celebrate all this, I’ll be heading to Maine for a little 0 miles apart time with MAV. Can’t wait.

This week, I thought I would share a few of the inspirations behind the collection of goods, all handmade by me, that I’ll be offering in the shop.

I was rather taken with the blues, peaches and corals of the summer sky that MAV captured in this photo from 3191Q Issue No. 5. I couldn’t get that palette out of my head.

The woven and knotted ropes found dockside were inspiring as well as I worked with hand-dyed linen yarn.

Natural leather and brass fittings found their way into my work as well as I strove to work without creating waste, using all the little scraps and bits and pieces usually left behind.

I had fun exploring old forms in new materials.

I am excited to share everything with you in just a few weeks!

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