Today’s My Favorite Piece is from new Heartmade maker Haley Ognoskie of H. Lively Textiles! Haley is a self-taught designer and artist and her work is perfect for any chic Houston home. Her patterns are both bold and soothing, and the fabric she uses is printed right here in America — a soft and inviting linen-cotton blend. Come snuggle up to her booth on May 4th and take home some new accessories to make your home even more comfortable and inviting!
My Favorite Piece: The Leslie
Why? The Leslie was a revamp of a design I created years ago when I first started creating my own textiles so it has a lot of history behind it! It has become one of my best sellers because it is a perfect paring of cool and warm colors, and as a result, works with so many design schemes. Since this design has been with me from the beginning, I decided to name it after my best friend, Leslie. Our friendship started almost a quarter of a century ago! We have shared so many memories over the years so it seemed fitting!
How it is made? Inspiration begins my process. From there I create the design concept via sketching, painting and palette selection. I use various art media to add the texture and color I'm looking for, and after numerous renditions, designs are perfected and digital files are created. My textile patterns are then printed in America on a high-quality linen-cotton blend fabric. Once printed, I use the fabric to create soft goods for the home. My process starts by hand and ends by hand. It is truly an honor and a blessing to get to use my hands to create for others, especially to create for one's sacred space, their home.
The Leslie pattern is great for home decor pillows or framed textile art as a stand alone piece or as part of a gallery wall! It is even available as fabric by the yard for your own custom upholstery projects!