Welcome to the final chapter in my NYC adventure. Of course there was a little fabric shopping involved. I am sure that many of you are saying "What could Jackie possibly need when it comes to fabric, she owns her own shop
?" There is always some fabric out there that a girl just has to have, right??
I have always loved silk dupioni and started a very small collection a few years ago. My trip to NYC gave me the chance to add. Just take a look at these jewels.
Gorgeous bright and iridescent colors sitting atop a black dupioni. Victoria
took us through the garment district and let me tell you, you can get silk dupioni at wonderful prices. So I took advantage.
A closer look at these juicy colors. Victoria's
perfect description for these.
One thing you must know about silks, really any kind, is that they tend to ravel and fray quite a bit. So what I recommend is backing them with a very lightweight fusible interfacing before cutting into them and handling them over and over for piecing. This should eliminate some of the fraying.
However, my buddy Karen
decided on the ride down that she was going to start a collection of all her stray threads. So on the way home, on the train, she took her scissors out and gave my silks a haircut and put them in her handy dandy zipper bag to add to her collection.
Of course, I had to add to my black and white stash too.
Speaking of adding to the stash, today is Wonderful Wednesday!! And as promised, for today only, you may take 15% off ALL Westminster Fabrics
in my online shop
. Just enter the discount code westminster15
at checkout. Click here
to start shopping now.
There were 54 NEW Westminster Fabrics
added to the shop yesterday!!!
Until Next Time...