Even when you love what you do, when you take a break to recharge and be with your family, it's possible to loose momentum, and this is when running a one woman business needs extra energy.
For me, the most exciting part of making clothes is choosing the colours to put together.
I never have enough fabric to choose from (of course), but sometimes having a preset limitation can stretch your creativity.
From a big stockpile, and having decided which garment designs I'm planning for, I would first need to select an appropriate weight of fabric, then I can play around with the colours.
I have some classic colour combinations that get me excited, often it's a dark with a bright, or bright with sombre combination. Building on that, there is great joy in creating combinations of colours. I don't have strict rules, but it's a similar process to how I would put together different colour garments to make a satisfying outfit.
The more colourful and eye-catching of the Gemma Textile garments make a good starting point for a special outfit. I hope to add some versions of the popular Gemma Textile designs in plain colours to my range in the future, so my different designs can be combined without patchwork overkill!