When I start a new collection, it usually begins as ideas and sketches, or little paintings – a bunch of small images and impressions that I pull together and blend into a group. But it’s not until I get the strike-offs back from the mill – the first screens that are sent to me to approve art and color – that I really get to see the whole collection come together. It’s always so exciting, and I love to play with the fabrics, usually laying them out on the floor or couch, seeing how they combine and pair. My cats love to play with the fabrics too, since any textile on the floor is apparently fair game. Here’s a little peek at our upcoming organic fabric collection, Haiku, and my cat Sadie, happily nestling in to the strike-offs.