Sunday Stash #67 – Island Batik
It is no secret that I am a fan of a bold, geometric batik. I enjoy the papery drape of the cloth, the rich saturation, and the way the colours bleed into each other. This bleeding often creates a superb blender fabric that you’re unlikely to find in a typical quilting cotton. All that being said, too many batiks look like they’ve been inspired by poop, and another large portion of them are auditioning for Hawaii Five-0. Seriously, batik makers, stop it! Yes, I get it, Indonesia inspiration, blah, blah, blah … but it’s time to branch (no pun intended) out!
So when Katie from Island Batik sent me an email a few weeks ago offering up some of her company’s latest Spring 2014 range, I was all sorts of dubious. “Make sure it’s bright and hold the ferns,” I requested. Well Katie, bless her, knew exactly what I meant and we had an instant bond over the funkier side of a batik. She sent these fabrics for free, but y’all know I would not hold back from telling you if I didn’t like them. (That green one is a bit too neon lime, but other than that they tick all my boxes! Owww!) So here I present to you some wonderfully bright and modern choices from Island Batik.