Venus Fly Trap Table Runner (detail)
Mix and Match Napkins (detail)
Hungarian Folk Bird Pillow with matching painted Little Folk Rocking Chair
(Created for The Community Warehouse Chair Affair Event, 2017)
Art has always been an integral part of my everyday life. As a child, I'd process my understanding of the world by filling sketchbooks with dramas of characters in outrageous fashions. I majored in Art in college with a thesis in Painting. As an adult, I draw inspiration from tangible things: books, textiles, pottery, art, and nature.
I've been designing textiles since the turn of the century. These designs and various other work projects can be viewed my porfolio website: zladesign.com
I welcome custom design projects! A favorite recipe turned into a tea towel; a pattern from a set of your grandmother’s dishes or an apron turned into curtains or napkins and tablecloth. I am also able to adjust an existing pattern in scale or color.
MADE IN THE USA
All my designs have been printed on fabric at Spoonflower in North Carolina, and the resulting products are made here in Portland, Oregon.
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Look for Homespun Textiles by Zoë at these events!
October 14-15th, 2017
May 20, 2017, Booth #140
Special thanks to seamstresses Beate Kilber and Amy Ellison for their help with pillow and pouch production, Lev Anderson for the photographs, Grace Kook Anderson for styling advice, Jan Laus for the use her sewing machine before I had my own, Michael Lindsey for his generous web help, and my mother, Carola Penn, for always encouraging me to pursue my creative interests.