I just finished loading the car. I have to be downtown right after lunch to set up for Williamsburg's Occasion for the Arts. The show opens tomorrow morning. It runs from 10 am to 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday. I'm in space G 54. I hope if you're in the area, you'll stop by to see me.
I finished one more jacket this week so I'll have VERY new inventory. I mentioned this one in my last post, sharing the crazy mix of fabrics I'd picked out. My fabric selections often look kind of crazy to me when I first start, but the stack of colors always connect somehow. Then getting the design to work together usually just involves getting the right arrangement and the individual pieces the right size. This time it didn't work. The fabrics looked good together in a stack, but I just couldn't find an arrangement that looked pleasing to me. I didn't end up starting all over, but only about half of my original fabrics ended up in the final design.
Just to remind you, here's the set I started with.
Here's the completed jacket.
I decided to make the half-yard cut of Indonesian batik I'd purchased last spring the focus fabric. This one really needs to be seen in person to really appreciate the intricate patterning in the batik. (Side note - I bought this fabric from Usha of Handloom Batik. She sells at many quilt shows and has wonderful fabrics and wooden stamps and such. Look for her. You'll be glad you did.)
Mother & daughter, Ann Lee & Sonja Lee-Austin share their joys and struggles in their art and lives.