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Friday, July 21, 2017
Fabric That Tells a Story
I clearly have an obsession with fabric. No use denying that. The thing that I cannot resist is artisan fabric. Wax batiks are something that I always have a good supply of, and when I am in a country where they are made or in a fabric shop that has a nice range of options it is rare that I leave without getting just one more. I love fabrics that have a woven pattern rather than a printed one, like jacquards and ikats. These two kinds of fabric make up the majority of the fabric that I have on hand at any given time. These fabrics are more complicated to make and I see that when I look at them. It is art.
The kind of fabric that I have a lot less of is fabric that tells a story of some sort.The beauty of a child is that you can really start to work on having a good stash of storytelling prints. This is a small quilt that I am working on that has wonderful stories in carious sections of the fabric. Something to make a back of a quilt out of, or a garment, or use for a large piece of a quilt.
Mother of four boys.
Co-owner of three dogs.
No cats, no fish, no birds.
I watch movies.
I quilt and I embroider.
I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a neighbor, and a friend.