Friday, 18 April 2014

Manchester Blues

I bought a pack of indigo blue fabrics from the African Fabric Shop, a UK based supplier.  She has some lovely fabrics including batiks, shweshwe and wax prints.

These fabrics were apparently made in Manchester (UK) until the sixties or seventies, after which production moved to South Africa.  I love the gloriously dark indigo colour and the strong geometrics.

They come thick with starch and like cardboard.  Lots of dye comes out when you pre-wash.  Mine are now hanging on the line and will be used to supplement the blues in my EPP project.  I have some blue on my hands and I notice some of it is transferring on to the keyboard, so I think I may give them a second wash just to be on the safe side.

Linking up with Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash.  This post would be too dark without this button!

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Monday Morning Count

After two weeks this piece really is not big enough to have its own hanger, but it gives a sense of scale.  

I rather think I should have cleaned the glass on this cupboard before taking the photo - I see it still has the marks from the fingerprint guy after we were burgled a few years ago.  He said not to clean it right away, so I took him at his word.

Up to 83 pieces this week - I think a change of scale might be desirable if this is ever going to turn in to anything.  Perhaps a quilt for one of the toys in the cupboard?

I will link up with Life Under Quilts when America wakes up. Good morning!

Also linking up with Knotted Cotton's Slow Blog Linky - I think this will be a slow one!