Friday, 31 July 2015
Vintage fabric packs of inspiration!
Stitching fills my days and designing fills my thoughts.
When I go to vintage fairs I always look for fabrics as you know and I have been lucky enough to find some really stunning fabrics over the last year or so. I have managed to buy some good lengths of beautiful paisley fabrics as well.
In addition to that I search out inspiration packs for me to take home, little pieces of fabrics, buttons and ribbons that others have finished with and that can come back with me and be built into my designs and stitching (never waste even the tiniest of pieces! - that's my motto!) it is wonderful having the vintage world be so fluid. When you have finished with and used what you would like you can sell on fabrics for others to own and enjoy.
As you all know by now I am going to have a stall at the Vintage Bazaar in October and one of thethings that I will be selling is some vintage inspiration packs that I have made up. There are some beauties I can tell you and with some stunning pieces of paisley in them. Some have quiet a bit of it.
I am putting in mother of pearl buttons, ribbons, threads, fabrics and some even have iron on embroidery designs in them - everything is pre 1950 and some pieces are as early as 1900..... So these are well worth looking out for.
I thought would take some photos for you to see the kind of bits and bobs that will be going into these beautiful packs and have laid out some bits for you to see. Some of the fabrics are really really stunning and you can use them in quilting as well as other things you may have in mind, such as an applique picture with embroidery or a cushion for your favourite armchair, your imagination with these beautiful vintage treasures can go wild in designing or adding to a design or a piece of stitchery or quilt that you may be making or indeed looking to start....
I am hoping to have around 30 bags but I know they will run out of the door so if you are thinking of coming do try and get there early and come and see what I have for sale.
I will also be bringing along some vintage kilner jars that I have put a pin cushion top in and can be used for storage in your sewing room or space along with a couple of original pictures that I have stitched and had professionally framed as well.... and other pretty vintage goodies including a tea set.
So I hope you will put Saturday 31st October in your diaries and come along and introduce yourself to me......
Anyway I am away to make more beautiful packs up, have a wonderful day and Happy Stitching!