Thursday, June 07, 2007
My LQS had about 25 bolts of fabric come from Africa last week. It is probably all gone by now. This is some of what I bought on Sunday. It is so wonderful. It is interesting to see the real - straight from Africa fabric. When Reynola was giving the talk at our guild meeting in March she talked about the types of dye that is used, the fabric (quite often Damask fabric is used) and the colours and the block printing on the fabric. And it is all here - in these pieces of fabric. If you click on the pictures you can see the inlay designs of the damask fabric. It is very stiff now - but it will soften up with washing.
These are brought to Canada by a man who lives in Africa but has family in Canada - so when he comes to visit he brings some fabric. The quilt shop said that his wife is expecting and he doesn't think he will be making another trip here for awhile.
I have absolutely no plans for it yet! But isn't it wonderful? I just love fabric!
I will post more pictures tomorrow. I also bought a fabulous basket and one more piece of fabric.