Ahhh....fabric! Quilters tend to be fabricaholics, as do textile and fabric artists. We are all united in our love of fabric, be it traditional, hand dyed, art cloth or whatever - there's beautiful fabric for any taste. I am currently re-creating one of my original patterns to submit to a magazine, and above are the colours I have decided to use. My forte is using hand dyes in conjunction with commercial prints, and this is what I try to achieve with the patterns I design. This one has a multicoloured commercial print square in the centre, with toning hand dyes and an interesting appliqued design.
The weather is not helping my progress, however, as it's dull and grey which means my camera insists on using the flash, and this is spoiling the photos. I am not that camera-savvy that I know how to adjust it, so am resigned to waiting till the sun shines. If anyone is more familiar with a Sony Cybershot that I am, and can tell me how, I'd love to hear. I know I have an instruction booklet SOMEWHERE...
In the meantime, I received this jelly roll from Hancocks of Paducah today. It's crazy that I can pay NZ$12 to $20 more if I buy jelly rolls locally. This is destined to be another pattern for a class or magazine, but I haven't decided what yet.
Watch this space!