Textures and Textiles

Textures and Textiles

Happy Sunday, dear friends! As you probably know from my World Crafters series, I believe that our surroundings influence our creativity in so many ways. This weekend I was sorting through the photos of San Miguel de Allende and so many of them reminded me of my knits in some way. Today I would like to take you on this visual journey and hopefully inspire in some way to look around you and find inspiration in simple little things that surround you…

Reindeer cables

Textures and Textiles

Deep hues of silky bamboo sweater

Textures and Textiles

Crisp texture of Sand sweater

Textures and Textiles

Textured “nubs” of La Flor

Textures and Textiles

Intricate pattern of Journey made in perfectly imperfect Moeke

Textures and Textiles

Juicy color of Ocean

Textures and Textiles

Squishy cable against a simple textured background of The Choice

Textures and Textiles

Simple crochet stitches that form a beautiful harmonious pattern of Wildflower dress made in lovely cotton

Textures and Textiles

Lush mix of alpaca, merino and silk in Gallery sweater

Textures and Textiles

It is so nice to come back to my old knit pieces and just enjoy the diversity of colors, textures, fibers and textiles.

I hope you’ve found some inspiration in this post and will pick up your yarn today…

Have a beautiful day!


Textured Sweater
Fall Is In The Town
Cable Cardigan Pattern
Learning to See…


  1. I love it! What a beautiful combo of images!!

  2. What an amazing post, you do have the eye of an artist!

  3. I love this! Wow, you paired those photos together beautifully. Thank you for another very inspiring post, Alina!

  4. your old knits look pretty new to me πŸ™‚ lovely textures and I love the photos you paired with each knit! You have a creative eye!

    • Thank you so much, Karen! Almost all my knits hold up pretty well πŸ™‚ I have some pilling to take care of, but overall all of them are in good condition!

  5. Such wonderful images, very inspirational!

  6. A fascinating post – wonderful images. You’ve got me thinking too: I watched the sun rise and wondered how I could reproduce that in yarn …? Not really sure, but it’s the first time I’ve ever thought that, so perhaps something will surface one day in my knits ….!

    • Thank you, Katherine! I am sure you can reproduce it in some way! I think it doesn’t have to be 100% visual reflection/interpretation, but just a slight hint is enough…

  7. What a visually satisfying post–I love your fabric and architectural choices. Amazing, the work you do!

  8. My, my. Aren’t we creative…

    Lovely photos, Alina!

  9. Such a stunning post, And I love that first image with the red flowering vine! Can’t wait to see how that turns up in your knitting. πŸ˜‰

  10. I loved seeing your projects through your eyes!
    Such an inspirational correlation of your surrounding and your creations!

  11. Absolutely stunning! This is exactly how I see things around me as well, texture and colour is everywhere you just have to stop and look. Of course, your location does not hurt either!

    • Thank you, Monica! I truly believe there is beauty everywhere, we just need to learn how to see it. I am grateful this “hidden” world is slowly opening to me…

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