Back in the summer of 2009, I was fortunate enough to participate in an intensive textile design program in Copenhagen, Denmark. Part of the program was spent on an amazing design study tour of Sweden and Finland. The design tour ended with the finale of touring the Marimekko headquarters/factory. That was the day I may or may not have cried tears of joy when I saw the screens that are used to print the Unikko pattern (the famous Marimekko floral). So it may come as no shock to you all that when I happened upon this on Pinterest, I freaked out and immediately squealed!
Laura, who runs the blog Craftstorming, actually made Marimekko-roons! By using three batches of blue dyed macaroon mixture and adding different amounts into the backing sheet, she was able to create the affect of the Unikko pattern! I absolutely LOVE how statement textile pieces can be inspiration for culinary adventures! Hopefully, in the future, we can create more combinations between food and patterns. Until then, näkemiin! (goodbye in Finnish)