Michael Harrigan Designs – my name plus what I do
It’s a creative outlet and gives me a feeling of accomplishment
A desire to create beautiful things
Nature inspires me and has for many years on my travels around the world
I see something that inspires a design and then go from there – maybe to an overall shape or a stitch pattern or a color scheme
My love of color has been inspired by Kaffe Fasset and my fascination with stitch patterns by the body of work over the years by knitters of the Shetland Islands, Scandinavia, and northern Europe.
If it’s a lace or texture pattern it must be balance – although not necessarily symmetrical; and it’s a colorwork pattern the colors must create a mood and carry the eye to important elements
What a great interview with Michael. Be sure to go check out his new book! It is available in paperback from Anchor and Bee or as ebook from Ravelry. You can read other interviews with makers, artists, designers, hand-dyers, and creatives HERE in the Community & Interviews category of EvinOK.