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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!


By | 2017-04-07T07:00:11+00:00 December 4th, 2016|Crochet, Knitting, Simple little things|22 Comments


  1. Renee December 4, 2016 at 11:55 am - Reply

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

    • Alina December 4, 2016 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Renee! I love using this kind of posts as my inspiration board!

  2. Carmela Biscuit December 4, 2016 at 1:07 pm - Reply

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

    • Alina December 4, 2016 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Carmela! I really think the ability to see and get inspired by your surroundings comes with practice 🙂

  3. Susanne December 4, 2016 at 2:23 pm - Reply

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

    • Alina December 4, 2016 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Susanne! I am so glad to hear you are inspired!!!

  4. karen December 4, 2016 at 2:27 pm - Reply

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

    • Alina December 4, 2016 at 8:14 pm - Reply

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

  5. sigrun December 4, 2016 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Such wonderful images, very inspirational!

    • Alina December 5, 2016 at 11:07 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! I am really happy to hear that the post inspired you on some way!

  6. kaydeerouge December 5, 2016 at 4:47 am - Reply

    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 ….!

    • Alina December 5, 2016 at 11:08 pm - Reply

      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. Melissa December 5, 2016 at 7:15 am - Reply

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

    • Alina December 5, 2016 at 11:09 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Melissa!! It is so great to hear these words from you!

  8. Andrea @ This Knitted Life December 5, 2016 at 10:10 am - Reply

    My, my. Aren’t we creative…

    Lovely photos, Alina!

    • Alina December 5, 2016 at 11:09 pm - Reply

      Thank you, dear Andrea! 🙂

  9. Julie December 6, 2016 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    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. 😉

    • Alina December 8, 2016 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you, dear Julie! I really enjoyed writing this post, I am glad you like it as well!

  10. Zeta December 8, 2016 at 5:02 am - Reply

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

    • Alina December 8, 2016 at 6:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you, dear Zeta! Knitting definitely teaches me how to see..

  11. Monica December 22, 2016 at 11:55 am - Reply

    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!

    • Alina December 23, 2016 at 8:40 pm - Reply

      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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