Blimey. Three visits to the rag market + Fancy Silk Store + Barry’s in 8 days. That’s a lot of fabric, and a lot of walking!
I was restrained this time, but enabled the lovely Katja to buy one helluva lot of goodies [her shopping trolley was full before we were halfway round the markets lol]
I swapped my wax fabric [swaps don’t count], spied a couple of gorgeous trims [which obviously don’t count], snagged some long socks for 50p [less than a pound doesn’t count either]and got 2m of quality woven interfacing [doesn’t count because it’s boring.]
I slipped slightly with 3m of the chambray at £2/m [hardly counts because it was just more of something I’d already bought]. shared an end of roll with Katja [so THAT doesn’t count] and got 2m of a rather nice stretch trouser fabric, which at £2/m hardly counts. Oh yes, and some kilt pins for the missus. So I was good wasn’t I?
Meanwhile, Katja, who I’ve met through steampunking, went crazy. She’s an extremely talented, theatrically trained seamstress and designer, currently teaching textiles. She came armed with a fabulous design book full of samples and drawings, so we [sort of] knew what we were looking for. Ha! Right!
The book itself was repeatedly left on stalls or heaps of fabric, as was the most crucial fabric sample which she was trying to match…many frantic searches through an amazing quantity of glittery goodness.
To my delight, Katja turned out to be addicted to sparklies and dramatic fabrics [she’s also a belly dancer, and designs for her group] so we had leeway to look at all the pretties. And there are lots. I’m sharing some of Katja’s own photos of the day here.
Less than two stall’s-worth of trim. Yummy goodness! We also had Japanese lunch, and a cream tea and political chit chat afterwards. A very full day!
I was so tired after this lot that I fell asleep waiting for the train home. Little old lady syndrome.
Too tired to sew, so I’m having a cutting and sticking frenzy with all the PDFs I recently bought. Well some of them. One more full day of sewing before a weekend away. This holiday is going past TOO quickly!