Ironically, the day after Kerry shared her thoughts on fabric, ethics and consumption, I decide to launch my first ever weekly feature: Fabric Friday! Not hugely original I know, but everyone loves alliteration, right?
Kerry's post is very thought-provoking and it definitely brought to the forefront my feelings of guilt regarding the size of my stash. My initial excitement about discovering a new hobby led to copious amounts of impulse buying and needless 'social shopping' when in the company of fellow stitchers. Both enjoyable, but unnecessary. Thankfully I've slowed down a lot lately, but the proverbial 'damage' has been done resulting in a sewing room that better resembles a hoarder's room. I can't bring myself to share photos, but maybe an overdue tidy-up will inspire me to do so soon.
I'm not bragging about my stash, if anything I'm pretty ashamed of it. However, I'm excited about my Fabric Friday feature for two reasons:
- Selfless reason: I promise that Fabric Friday will provide you with weekly eye candy!
- Selfish reason: The process of browsing and photographing my stash will re-acquaint me with what I have and get me excited again about forgotten treasures. What doesn't excite me anymore will be gifted or sold, thus helping me to de-stash. I'm also really looking forward to your thoughts on and vision for my fabrics, as more often than not, I have no firm plans for them.
If you made it through that preamble, today's treasure is an unusual 1950s floral print with a lovely drape. I think its synthetic (must look up and try out the burn test) and it cost me £10 for 1.5m (length) x 90cm (wide). The beautiful colours and size of the print, combined with the limited amount, are screaming out a 1940s blouse to me.
What would you make with this beauty? Got any suggestions for me?