Saturday, 27 March 2010

A New Slow Cloth is born and some booty gathered....




















I have paid a visit to the exhibition "Stitching For Pleasure" at the NEC Birmingham UK. I was on the look out for neutral silks and indigos and came back with a very satisfying hoard of booty.
Some silken fabrics from Mulberry Silks and The Silk Route, silk threads in shades of calico, alongside oaty perle, indigo silk velvet and some indigo threads.












I did have in mind a new Slow Cloth in neutrals and indigo, but have adapted this now to neutrals,  muted green, taupe and greys.
















I love these little "roundelles" which are from Bengal and are sewn on to traditional costumes. I shall use these in a further project, perhaps as corner pieces.




















Smartie is sniffing and guarding the roundelles whilst I begin the neutral, muted story quilt which may take some years as I gather the silks needed and tell a tale.

13 comments:

  1. Ooh ooh! Those roundelles look gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you do ;)

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  2. The roundelles are great! Love indigo and white.

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  3. Oh, I wish I could have been there too... on second thoughts, maybe it's a good job I wasn't. I might have spent far too much money! You've come away with some lovely supplies, especially those roundelles - very unusual.

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  4. You got some lovely things, I can see why Smartie is keeping his eye on them. Jane xx

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  5. What a great selection. The roundelles are beautiful and the depth of colour in that velvet is gorgeous.

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  6. I too collected some 'booty' and have projects planned..... The roundelles are lovely, great colours - I wish I had spotted them.

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  7. I thought that the roundelles were Dorset buttons at first, they would make lovely buttons wouldn't they?

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  8. It does sometimes takes years to find just the right things to say in a quilt project, doesn't it?

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  9. Hihi... I just realized that you cat is called Smartie, I love it! And those roundelles are fierce! ;)

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  10. good scores! who's the Smartie now? will be fun to see the cloth unfold.... like the palette.

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