Moodboards and Inspiration

By Megan Goodacre

Moodboards and Inspiration

Our friend Melanie asked me if Tricksy Knitter was being "pinterested" and I said "pinter-what?" She's talking, of course, about

Well, what an amazing tool. It's a virtual bulletin board or locker door. You can "pin" images that you see, because they're beautiful, useful, inspiring, funny. If you're on a web page with dozens of great pictures, just click your Pin it link, and you get to see all the pinnable pictures on the page. Here's the Knitting Inspiration pin board I've been playing with, but I'm an amateur pinner at best. Here are some much better boards to check out Knit and CrochetString Theory, Inspiration.

Anyways, the whole Pinterest thing got me thinking about inspiration. We all do it. Remember cutting out pages from fashion magazines and sticking them to your locker door? Yes, sometimes it was Johnny Depp, or Michael J. Fox (yes, yes, it was the 80s, I'm not exactly young), but sometimes it was some outrageous ballroom gown from Vogue or just a really beautiful preppy outfit. Even then, there were pictures of sweaters in my locker.

Lately, I've been inspired by the little details in Barbier's fashion illustrations. Those wide necklines, high waists, gauzy sleeves, asymmetrical focal points, and dolman sleeves.  And fantastic color contrasts and pattern.

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