Inspiration can be found anywhere. Two summer trips with the kids, to the Ashmolean Museum and Harry Potter World, became oddly combined as I picked up similar influences from both, and combined them in new patterns.
Susie visits National Trust property Snowshill Manor, near Broadway in the Cotswolds, UK. The accentric former owner, Charles Wade, was a great collector, and he chose the Manor to show off his treasures.
Susie Hetherington takes a trip to the National Trust garden at Hidcote Manor, in the Cotswolds. Susie's young daughters accompany her on this visit, so with their audio input, Susie recreates a whistlestop visual tour of this beautiful Arts & Crafts inspired garden.
My latest visual field trip was to National Trust property, Standen, in East Grinstead, West Sussex, UK. Standen is a perfect Arts & Crafts home with pattern in every room and a wonderful collection of art and objects on display.
My 'Patternlog' series continues as I make patterns inspired by the shapes, features and the atmosphere of a place. I have documented a visit to National Trust property, Croome, near the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, UK.
This is my first 'Patternlog'; a chance for me to take you along with me on a visual field trip of pattern and inspiration. This month I take you to National Trust property, Dyrham Park, between Bristol and Bath, in southern England.