Rain in Spain
April 2015 // Merino Yak Silk Yarn, Yak+Silk Fibre
April is the peak of the rainy season in Vancouver! It’s the soggy wet spring that brings us lush green and beautifully warm May days.
More than simply a reference to a song in the musical My Fair Lady, Rain in Spain is a colourway that is inspired, actually, by my somewhat new-found fondness for quilting. Just as with knitting, one of the most exciting parts of planning a project is choosing yarns and colours. And so, my interest in quilting inevitably led to the obsession with fabric stashing. As I traipsed through aisle upon aisle of fabric in quilt shops, both physical and digital, I kept being drawn to the work of one fabric designer who just embodies a lot of my colour aesthetic — Kate Spain.
Kate Spain designs everything from fabric to paper, rugs to pillows, in fresh and colourful palettes. I’ve been making a quilt top with her “Sunnyside” collection which, ironically, is all about clouds and raindrops. And for bonus “meta” points, Kate Spain’s birthday is in April. So there you have it!