Seeds of Inspiration
Sometimes things just connect in the right way. Sometimes it takes years to happen. In the summer of 2010, I visited Beatrix Potter’s farm in the North of England. I loved the beautiful scenery almost as much as I loved the story of Beatrix Potter.
In 2014, I visited Cordova, Alaska where I met Anna Hernandez, an indie dyer with a business called “Skeins in the Stacks.” Anna works as a librarian and has created a series of colorways inspired by the little Peter Rabbit books.
These two events led to me creating a collection of small accessories with Anna’s yarn, and inspired by the stories of Peter and his friends. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Beatrix Potter’s England
The young lady who drew and wrote stories of Peter Rabbit and his farmyard friends later married and became an activist for preserving the farmland of the Lake District of England. She bought up thousands of acres of land and raised Hardwick sheep on her working farms. After her death, her properties became part of the UK’s National Trust and the land today looks much as it does in Potter’s day.
You can read about this in a special essay co-written by Deb Robson in the Peter Rabbit ebook.