Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Fabric stories

We have no electricity at home today, so I'm indulging myself with some paper piecing. I'm working on a magazine commission which, as always, is 'hush-hush'. It is the first stitching I've done in months, and it feels good! 



I raided my stash ... my fabric mountain ... my carefully curated collection of fabrics, and emerged with an eclectic assortment of brocades, taffetas, shantungs and even some ivory silk left over from my wedding dress. I knew there was a reason why I'd kept those scraps for the last (almost) 30 years! The 'I might need it someday' has arrived! 

I was listening to Radio National this morning and they played a wonderful fabric-related short story - only on Radio National, bless them!  Here it is, a tale of unlocking a vintage fabric wonderland by Janine Hilling. Only you, my fellow fabric obsessed friends, will fully appreciate this story, especially if you remember crimplene! It made me laugh.

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  1. I just listened to the fabric story. Thanks for sharing. How delightful. I think a lot of us would like to visit that treasure trove. However, you have your own little treasure trove in your latest project. I can't wait to see it finished.

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    1. Wasn't it a great story Janice?! Some people just have the knack of telling a story. I can't wait to see the project finished either! It is taking far too long. Hope you are well. x

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  2. Those colours looks so beautiful together Ros.

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    1. Thanks Lynda. So glad you think the colours look ok together. I have been second guessing myself, worried that the warm gold didn't work with the cooler aqua. Oh well, I'm committed now. Not unpicking it now! x

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