Going to Nashville, and New Colorways to Explore
In a few weeks I am gong to Nashville to spend a few days with Anna Marie Horner and Amy Butler and a few other friends as we explore color and pattern in textiles. Anna Marie has a new line of fabrics called Pretty Potent,
and Amy has a line called Hapi.
I will let you know (with pix) how it goes, because I am very excited. Part of our assignment is to gather photos and images that we feel drawn to, so I am collecting those as I go about my days.
I am an admitted fabriholic, and wherever I go and a textile print catches my eye, I have to stop and explore. And perhaps make a purchase. My husband and I were in Nashville a couple weeks ago and he graciously allowed me time to explore to my heart’s content two fabric stores within walking distance of each other (he sat at a coffee shop and read a book).The Fabric Gallery (no website) and Textile Fabrics
. At one I purchased a large bag of gorgeous, rich-looking drapery trim remnants. At the other, I purchased two patterns and 3 pieces of sale fabrics at a bargain price.
Sellers and shops on Ebay and Etsy
, as well as Craftsy
are my favorite places to find the modern fabric designs that I love. There are a few Etsy shops that sell imported Japanese fabric that has vintage charm, like Babuska dolls
, airstream trailers, old cars
and old rotary dial phones
. If you have not explored Craftsy yet, take a look. There are classes in most any creative direction you may want to explore. And then there’s the designer Kaffe Fossett
! His bold colors are addictive! My next project is a quilt mixing Amy Butler prints and Kaffe prints.
Is there a new creative avenue that you would like to explore? Where do you get your inspiration?
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