Color Inspiration from Italy

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I took over 300 photos on my trip last month to Italy.  I will share just a few selected photos that pertain to COLOR.  The first photo is a mosaic at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice; the second photo is the Duomo (cathedral) in Milan.  I love the subdued colors and I dyed them up recently in sock yarn–photo and link at end of post.

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The colorful homes pictured above are on the island of Burano (not to be confused with another island, Murano) that is near Venice.  They must have a covenant or code, because all of the houses were bright. So fun!

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I brought three of those cups home–couldn’t resist them!  The coat I surreptitiously photographed in a glove shop is, I suspect, from Desigual, and I love all of their bright fashions.  The gloves are beautiful, too, but not exactly what I need for shoveling snow and running errands in Anchorage.

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I followed this woman (photo on left) around a museum for 5 minutes and finally took this poor-quality photo surreptitiously.  I translated the colors into the yarn I called “Italian Colors” that is available in my etsy shop.

The following links are not related to Italy, but I wanted to share them.

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One thought on “Color Inspiration from Italy

  1. I like that you take inspiration from beautiful things you see during your travels. I must remember that next time I make a quilt. I have usually worked in the other direction, taking inspiration from fabrics. Your approach seems much more interesting.

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