Hello! Today I'm excited to be joining in the Pinterest Pin it Forward UK Campaign, spreading the word about the fabulous Pinterest across the UK. During this campaign, 300 UK bloggers are posting about why they love Pinterest, and their favourite boards. I was sad not to be able to attend the Pinterest party in London last month, but I'm very happy to be invited to join in with this campaign!
I began using Pinterest last summer as part of a uni assignment, using it to research what inspired me. Now I find it is such an amazing tool to use to begin a textiles project. I can collect images which inspire me, and start creating moods all at the click of the 'Pin It' button! If I see an artist or designer whose work I like or an idea which I think is great, I can pin images to a board and actually find it again! What I really like is that you can (almost) always find the source of the image, which is really important to whoever has created it.
I am choosing to write about my Display/ Style/ Arrangement board today which I have found so valuable over the past few months. I have used it to collect images with a great styling idea, or a way of displaying something in an interesting way. To a textile designer, if I wanted to sell my products, photographing and styling the products in an appealing way is almost as important as the design itself. This board has helped inspire me with styling and photographing my work this project, as well as arranging my degree show display.
I find Pinterest not only a lot of fun, but also very valuable to my work! Do you use Pinterest?
And now I am introducing you to three lovely bloggers to continue #pinitforwarduk...
and Sarah Vernon
Make sure you check out their gorgeous Pinterests too!