Sunday Stash #213 – Fabric Land
Can you believe it is the end of January already? World hold on, because it already feels like the Earth is spinning right out of control! I typically like a bit of the OOC flavour, but ma’jesus, stuff needs to simmer down. So where else does one turn when you don’t really want to bury your head in the sand, but you also need to take a bit of respite from the goings ons of the world? Well, Fabric Land, of course! (Side eye sidebar: If that’s not the name of a fabric shop already, it really should be!) So to help cure what ails ya, I’ve got a few gems to share with you today.
These first two are probably my favourite, and they have no selvage information whatsoever! Don’t you hate that?! This geometric design reminds me of a fractured crystal, so I’m sure you know why I had to pick that up. I wouldn’t normally gravitate towards something racy lacy, (outside the bedroom of course, ow!) but, there was something about the way this lace motif felt hand-drawn, and graphically inked that left me inspired. I nearly always love tone on tone fabrics, and I can see both of these mixed with some saturated solids for maximum impact!
Speaking of impact, how about these next two? First is Rashida Coleman-Hale’s Geo Drops in Charcoal from her Raindrop collection for Cotton + Steel, and the second is a mystery batik. I know, I know I say it all the time, but when you can find a batik with such an intense colour, I am there! It’s hard to get the colour saturation from typical cottons like you do from batiks. (There are always notable exceptions, Alison Glass comes to mind). That batik though, fuchsia, pink, maroon, red, violet, even a bit of orange… it is on fiyah! It’s like passion personified into a fabric!
These two pieces definitely aren’t brand new, but they are brand new to me! The first is from Leah Duncan’s Grammercy collection for Art Gallery, and the other is Carolyn Friedlander’s Crosshatch in Creamsicle. I certainly didn’t buy them with the intent of putting them together. It wasn’t until I got them home and they were serendipitously sitting next to each other waiting to be photographed when I saw the magic happen. Sometimes you can try and try to make a fabric bundle work, and other times, well, you’ve just got to let the fabric tell you what it wants to do! So today, I’m gonna put some headphones on (foreshadowing) and listen up!