Where do you get your inspiration for design?
I enjoy a little silk ribbon embroidery and was leafing through a design book one day. As I was browsing, I didn't pick up a needle and ribbon. I picked up a strip of paper and discovered how easily the pattern translated to quilling! I was getting bored with my same old designs which had been done, redone and reworked for far too long. These two books are my goto when nothing clicks.
ISBN # 0-88195-890-5 and 0-88195-880-8
Another source but a bit more expensive is antique broaches and hair pieces. They, too, can put a new spin on design.