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.