Dispatches from the Beehive
Popular for mid-century couture, Cloud9 Fabrics is bringing barkcloth back with Time Warp by Jessica Jones, a beautiful collection of retro-inspired prints on a medium-weight, knubby texture organic cotton well-suited for outerwear, bags and totes, upholstery, drapes, and other home decor.
I've been wanting to make the Esme Top for a while, and when Wildwood arrived in the shop last month some of the prints seemed very fitting. This was my first experience with Sew Liberated patterns. I consider myself a beginner when it comes to apparel making (quilter here!), and I found the video walk-throughs extremely helpful. Video tutorials are available with the purchase of all Sew Liberated patterns. The patterns also include detailed written instructions so that an experienced sewist can move on without watching the video.
With a style that has been described both as Scandinavian and African-influenced, Minneapolis-based Josi Severson draws her designs by hand. The organically-grown cotton jersey is printed in the USA using water-based, Phthalate and plastic-free inks – safer for humans and the environment.
Her latest collection, named after the Tom Petty album, Wildflowers is entirely USA produced - grown, milled, printed and packaged!
These playful kitties arrived in the shop today and immediately befriended everyone here, including an unexpected combination of solid colors from our shelves. With Here Kitty Kitty, Alyssa Thomas and Clothworks have once again put together a great combination of fun prints with an equally vibrant and soft color palette on a high-quality, soft-to-the-touch organic cotton shirting fabric. We already have a quilt planned for these lovelies and can't wait to get to work! In the meantime, here are a few color combinations that we thought you might enjoy.
Recent travels have taken us to the historic Valle Crucis community along the Watauga River in Western North Carolina. This fertile valley sustains the people who work it or are fortunate enough to spend a few days visiting. We stayed at the Mast Farm Inn where each morning we were greeted with a delicious breakfast of one or more of the following: locally grown pork sausage, berry porridge, homemade biscuits, homemade yogurt and local fruit, and quiche made from fresh eggs courtesy of the farm's chickens.
Hedgehogs, rabbits, raccoons, foxes and more. Critter Patch, the latest organic quilter's cotton collection by Alyssa Thomas for Clothworks offers up a nice variety of scale, including three prints that can easily be used as blenders. The small oak leaf prints are on a mottled color background that almost shimmers. There's not a stark solid to be found here. The organic cotton coming from Clothworks is quickly becoming among our very favorite. The quality of the cotton and the printing, the supreme softness ...
HoneyBeGood is proud to now offer an assortment of flax linen in original designs hand screen-printed by Celina Mancurti. Her linens are well-suited for a variety of uses: everything from apparel to pillow covers, to window treatments to kitchen textiles.
Based in Tampa, Florida, Celina finds inspiration in her travels and in her natural surroundings close to her native Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has been influenced by organic fibers and eco-friendly notions turning her vision …