How many of you recognize this fabric?
I was dating it to the late 1970s by the selvage --
During this time of my life I was in high school, sewing my own clothes. And very involved in drama, musical theater and choir productions which meant I was also sewing costumes.
Not just for myself, but also for other students.
I didn’t have access to a sewing machine at MY house –I lived with my dad at the time, but I had been offered the use of a machine by the mom of a friend. You would often find me there after school and on weekends just sewing away.
My friend didn’t care much for sewing, so I think her mom was happy that someone did! And she taught me quite a bit!
When I got married…my meager stash came with me, and the rest is history.
I unearthed this piece today while digging through the random blue hunks and chunks, pressing them and getting them ready to cut down for my piano key border-to-be.
Yeah, this one too! How old??
This is ALL I had in pre-cut blues!
This almost empty pitiful bag of blue strips is why I needed to be cutting down today. There is just not enough variety or volume to make a piano key border out of what is already cut, so I will cut more, and add these to the haul.
Does it look so ugly now?
Amazing things happen when you cut older outdated fabric into 1.5” strips. It’s no longer about the print of the fabric, it’s all about the color and the value placement. This is going to be awesome!
What is even more awesome in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina today?
The weather! I feel a treadling on the deck session coming on:
This is the 66 treadle head I bought on my birthday weekend in January.
I’m sewing pairs, which will be joined into fours, and then cut to length and then assembled for my piano key border.
That navy top one? Y2K Millennium fabric! CUT IT UP!
Yeah, she’s cozy, alright!
Life is good in the sunny spot on the deck!
I’ve now got this to press to get ready for the next go-round.
I’ve got my work cut out for me, but I think after pressing it’s time to give it a rest this evening.
I feel some more Spider Web binding coming on ---only one side and the hanging sleeve left to go!
Enjoy your Friday evening, everyone!