Fabric Pull…

A lot of the time I like working with a single fabric collection. I think most of this comes from being a fabric designer: I like figuring out the interconnections between between the prints in a collection as well as responding to and taking advantage of the specific personality of a collection.

I actually like doing this more with other people’s collections than my own; I think of it as paying a bit of homage to the designers, giving them the respect that they deserve by really trying to figure out the collection, to puzzle out the logic and interpret that in a project. I think of it as a certain kind of communion with a fellow designer.

And then there are other times when I just like to dig through the growing stash and put together the most disparate things I can imagine, to bash prints together in ways that hardly seem to make sense–at least at first.

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But the really crappy thing about trying to sell the house is that the stash now lives in the attic, so when I need to do a fabric pull it all has to come down two flights of stairs. We’re talking a good five hundred punds of fabric, and that doesn’t count the bolts. I’m just going to call this my exercise routine; surely it has to count for something…

(And yes I still think I need about 10 times more fabric to do a lot of the pieces I want to do, though I do love finding people to collaborate with too.)

Anyway, now it’s time to carry it all back up to the attic until the next time I need it all. Someone really needs to get on that inventing of the teleporter already…

Yay fabric!!!

-T

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2 Responses to Fabric Pull…

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    Mary Ann says:

    My stash lives in a couple of closets and the garage. In SoCa we don’t have an attic or basement!

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