Textiles from Other Lands: #Ajrak from Pakistan

In the southern region of Pakistan, there lies a province named Sindh.  Therein live some crafts people who are experts in the creation of 2 yard (approx.) pieces of cotton called “Ajrak” in a gloriously printed (and sometimes further embellished) form.  These are used as scarves for men and women, turbans, and in the modern… Read More Textiles from Other Lands: #Ajrak from Pakistan

Thoughtful Stashing. Felicia on Fabric and Crafts Hoarding

I’m conflicted between possessive feelings about my fabric stash and a desire for a minimalist life. The possessiveness is really a fear that discarding things will somehow injure my creativity.  On the other hand, I’ve developed an overwhelming feeling that my life should not include any more stuff unless it’s for keeping me alive, functioning,… Read More Thoughtful Stashing. Felicia on Fabric and Crafts Hoarding

Fabric and Molten Glass Integration – LamArte

I’m all about pretty fabric. Yes I’m about fabric for all the gorgeous sartorial reasons; however, seeing a textile where it has not been before, where its showcased yet again in all its beauty, is a great feeling (yup, things get a tad visceral with my textile appreciation). Therefore, this had to be brought to the attention of you, my sewing buddies. Showcased for… Read More Fabric and Molten Glass Integration – LamArte

August Reading: “The Pink Suit”

“…. It was really about perfection….” The partial quote above refers to the art of haute couture sewing in the book The Pink Suit authored by Nicole Mary Kelby. No one wants to revisit tragic events, but I highly recommend the book if you’re looking for a quick late summer read with tons of sewing and haute couture references; and if you’re fashion… Read More August Reading: “The Pink Suit”