Alison Glass is a surface and space designer living in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son. Aspiring to create a career for herself, Alison started a design business in 2007 focusing on space remodels and custom home decor pieces. Her love of color and shape and the combination of the two eventually lead to making the decision to step back from the local design business and work toward her goal of creating artwork for surfaces. She is thrilled for the opportunity to design fabric for Andover.
Alison is inspired by the multitude of details in the world, both natural and those made by artisans, particularly in urban architecture. She is passionate about the ideas of making choices that are consistent with who a person is, being increasingly comfortable with ambiguity, and continuing to move forward and live in the new. She loves to talk about these ideas, as well as art, design, architecture, color, kids, okay, pretty much anything, with anyone who cares to talk! She is incredibly grateful to her husband and kids, for who they are, and for their enthusiasm and support of her work, as well as the amazing varied and interesting friends she is meeting along the way who are a constant source of inspiration and new possibilities.
"When I first started designing fabric, my inspiration for the art focused on reinterpreting tiny details from the world into repeat designs and bold color. The themes were sort of happened upon. Woven through the fabric, the designs have become increasingly personal - a combination of imagination, memories, and themes. The print and color names allude to these stories, but the deeper meaning is often hidden and too personal to share. Of all the fabric lines that I’ve created, Road Trip has the most hidden and personal meaning.
I like the concept of life as a journey. It’s the impact of decisions and thoughts. Every day we choose things. The things we may or may not choose are riddled with potential outcomes, but only one set of things becomes reality. Some decisions are important and many are not, but knowing the difference between the two, and making the important ones well, can have significant positive effects going forward. Road Trip is about intentional and relationships. People are more important than things. We have an opportunity to be positive forces in the lives of others and to let others be good forces for us.
I will share a bit about the inspiration behind individual prints tomorrow.
I believe Road Trip is my best and most usable regular print line yet. With three distinct colorways that flow into one cohesive group, the colors are fresh and the details are packed with interest. As you create with these fabrics, I hope you will impart your own meaning in your work." - Alison Glass
Contents: 100% COTTON
Width: 44'' wide
Weight: 4.35 oz. per square yard