Thursday, 9 June 2016

June at Village Haberdashery

Lots of Nani Iro fabrics arrived at Village Haberdashery for my June sponsor visit.  I'll admit, I was quick to order some in and lots of you had the same idea as the website was under strain with those initial burst of purchases!   Here is my June selection, a mix of double gauze, interlock knits, canvas, quilting cotton, yarn dyed cotton and a pattern!


From left to right:

1.  Marianne Dress: Adaptable pattern for knits from Christine Haynes.  This style would work very well with the striped interlock knits (see number 8) as they have a bit of weight to them and is a relatively easy sew too.

2.  French Bulldogs, in bow ties, blue Cotton/linen blend canvas by Cosmo good for bags, cushions and more.

3.  Pocho Imataria- double gauze. Shimmery soft metallic dashes.  Double gauze makes wonderful 
casual garments, baby clothes and lightweight blankets.

4.  Dapper Wovens Check is in the Mail in Wine Stain by Luke Haynes of @entropies - Yarn dyed fabric so the check is created by two different colour threads and the way they are woven rather than printed on to a blank base.  Very soft, tactile fabric for quilting and clothes inspired by the reclaimed textiles in Luke's quilts.  Gorgeous colour selection too!

5.   Nani Iro Canvas, Beautiful Life in Fairy Tale, incredible Naomi Ito design on linen/cotton canvas for Kokka.  Good for bags, cushions etc, but I think I would be tempted to buy this and staple it onto a big canvas to make amazing wall art!  The high contrast would make it perfect for a neutral colour baby room or play space.

6. Nani Iro Fuwari Fuwari in Violet Field, a reissue of a classic Naomi Ito design,  Fuwari means 'float' in japanese, so imagine a multitude of floating violet, blue and yellow petals.  This design was used by Karyn of Make Something to create the most wonderful blouse a few years back, one of my favourite double gauze inspiration makes and a perfect example of a style that works well in double gauze.

7.  Purebred Preakness in Black.  Classic colour by numbers design on quilting cotton by Erin Michael.  Other prints in the Purebred range can be found here (some are discounted!).

8.  Striped Interlock knits. Great quality heavy weight jersey.  All cotton, good amount of stretch.  Interlock is a more stable form of cotton jersey- the edges stay flat rather than curling up when cutting. 160cm wide.  There are also plain interlock knits, good for contrast or colour blocking as in the Marianne dress- the link will take you to all the interlock jersey fabrics from the same manufacturer.  
9.  Loominous: Illuminated graph in metalic cream.  Another soft yarn dyed fabric, metallic threads contrasting with cream from Anna Maria Horner- great for clothing and quilts and this particular fabric would make a gorgeous summer scarf to protect shoulders, neck and chest on hot sunny days- there's a free tutorial here for a loop scarf or I have a free tutorial for an simple rectangular scarf here- it only needs a metre of material!

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