In this “Toni” wallet, I chose an exciting, abstract fabric in vibrant colours and then designed the vegan wallet’s cork exterior around that fabric. It was a reversal of how I had previously designed wallets. I had been designing exteriors first and then selecting quality cotton fabrics for the interiors.
Why change the process?
What prompted this change was running into a sticky point. Fabrics I’d chosen, like this fabulous fabric, did not fit with any exterior that I had already designed. They were square pegs, the exteriors round holes. Then it hit me: the fabric had to lead the design.
It felt risky to do things in reverse, like letting go. Now with this vegan wallet complete, it feels beautifully right.
Letting go is the hardest asana. – Author unknown