'Throw'llaboration! Q&A with Molly Fitzpatrick of DittoHouse
In my recent cotton knit collaboration Molly Fitzpatrick, creative director of DittoHouse and I saw this as a fun opportunity to blend our seemingly different styles into one. The result is a design that I think captures the richness of my tapestries and achieves visual depth and interest as an expertly knit, American made DittoHouse throw blanket that i'm so excited to share with you for a limited time on the shop!
I had such a fun time working with Molly on this project and was excited to host a little Q&A with her about the collab!
So how was this idea born?
Lauren approached me after finding me on Instagram. She proposed collaborating on a throw blanket design and I was eager to learn more about her and her business. After chatting on the phone we decided it would be really interesting to find a middle ground between our art styles.
What did you first fall in love with about Lauren's work?
I love that Lauren's work is organic and not only has actual movement in the fibers, but also visual movement in the intensity of dyes.
How did both of your unique styles/expertise fit together on this project?
Lauren's unique dyed fibers have a distinct look and feel, I enjoyed the challenge of capturing the loose style of her work with the rigid and geometric nature of knit textile; I was excited to capture Lauren's larger than life tapestries in an approachable, everyday textile.
How do you describe your own design aesthetic?
Modern, bold and engaging.
Both you and Lauren have beautiful homes filled with wonderful families-- how does your idea of 'home' fit into the motivation behind your art/products?
I love the idea of filling my noisy, busy home that my husband and I share with our 2 small children with textiles, art and inspiring spots to think and play. I am inspired to create textiles that are not only works of art but functional pieces to warm our home and the homes of my customers.
Textiles are such a unique medium with the added sense of touch involved. What role does material choice play in each of your creative processes?
Material is very important to me. My choice to use a recycled fiber is intentional, knowing that responsibility in textile manufacturing is incredibly important to the future of our earth. I am able to create lasting, timeless products freely knowing that small batch production with sustainable fibers can be enjoyed for generations.
What's one of your favorite things about this new knit throw?
I love that this throw can transition from modern to eclectic to traditional depending on how it is styled.
I hope you love the new piece as much as we did! They'll only be available for a limited amount of time so be sure and grab yours below!