Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Stripes: Bands of Color on Etsy



Handpicked on Etsy
Stripes are alternating bands of contrasting colors and/or texture that run in the same direction, either precisely parallel or in wavy, organic bands. They are the building blocks of tartan designs --in America referred to as "plaid" -- which I will save as another day's topic. The variations in stripe patterns are broad not only in color, but in that they may be petite in scale and restful to the eye, or bold and lively depending on width and rhythm based on spacing and repetition. Today's selections reflect some of the many variations in a range of styles from freehand to precise, from elegant to playful, created by talented artisans using their chosen medium, material and technique. Click on the pictures to go directly to these Etsy listings. Prices range from $6.00 to $155.00
Today's featured artisans include: Kitmit, KatHanna, RachelesOriginals, maryjudy, bagsofblessing, needleyou, KathleenCrowley, Bondie23266, saflecherart, Vikki0908 (The bold font denotes previously featured artists who have contributed to EtsyLounge with their generous comments)

10 comments:

Laura Trevey said...

fabulous belt buckle!!

brooklynechaos said...

That belt buckle is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

KCR Lehr Studio said...

The stripes are such a dramatic use of design elements. The patterns are aided by the dramatic colors these artists used. From the ceramic dish to the really bold red and white pantaloons, I find them all absolutely wonderfully conceived and executed. As always you have selected works not only cleverly crafted but also wonderfully strong in both texture and color.
Congrats to all for being featured.
Colleen of kcrlehrstudio.etsy.com

Teka and Zoe said...

I love the stripey glove/mitts. Winter is coming...Michelle Mahler tekaandzoe.etsy.com

Kat Hannah said...

Stripes are an all time favorite of mine - wonderful collection here. Thanks for including my print

Rachele said...

I love your blog, and the info on stripes!! Thanks so much for including my striped peyote cuff bracelet!

bagsofblessing said...

A beautiful collection of stripes! I love the way your words pay homage to the age old design, kept fresh by new artisans all the time. Thanks for featuring my bag.

Amievoltaire said...

This is cool. Those stripes really catch my eye!

Gary Heller said...

Stripes are great, and i really enjoy your picks here!
Well done!

Andria said...

Thank you, Gary. I'm happy to know this assemblage appeals to your gifted eye!