Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Progress....

Indigo gifts..... my sister and her family recently visited Malaysia and knowing my love of indigo fabrics brought me home these lovely indigo dyed fabrics from Chang Mai. The colours are not represented too well in this photo...they are not quite so bright...very inky indigo colour and lovely denim coloured blue. There's also a snippet of a beautiful japanese shibori cotton gifted to me on our basket making day by Nat. These are the fabrics I have been using for my fabric basket. Indigo gifts.
Remember these baskets...you can click to enlarge this time. That is my base at the very front.

I've been making progress....the sides are growing....it will soon be finished.


I've been busy sorting some fabrics today. I *needed* to do some sorting, things were becoming a MESS. I have sorted my fabrics for dyeing in one tub, my indigo/japanese fabrics in another, my sari silks/velvets etc. in another. I think I need more tubs!!!! It was fun. I love handling fabrics.
Some fabric dyeing has been taking place at my home this weekend....not terribly successful, but there is always the chance to overdye. I will post about this another time.... Visit Jude's blog and see the wonderful pieces she has dyed.
LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY.
IT'S AS SIMPLE AND AS DIFFICULT AS THAT.
-LEUNIG-
Have a great, creative week!
Jacky xox




24 comments:

Jeana Marie said...

The fabrics are beautiful. I find sorting my fabric to be an inspiring task, which always leads to more mess!

Notjustnat said...

Oh everything is so nice today on your blog. Great yummie colours. The basket is going upward very nicely too. I hope you haven't run out of string! Look forward to see some dyed fabric - Hugs Nat

Lee said...

Wow Jacky, your fabric basket is coming along beautifully. It looks great. Sounds like you've been getting super-organised this weekend. Love, Lee :)

Ro Bruhn said...

Gorgeous fabrics Jacky, looking forward to seeing what you create with them.

ArtPropelled said...

Very impressed with your fabric basket,Jacky. Beautiful indigo fabrics too.

jude said...

nice indigos... and your baskets look great.

deanna7trees said...

what beautiful fabrics. love seeing the progress on your basket.

Elizabeth said...

Love your fabrics!!! I TOOO need more tubes for fabric sorting- not sure that one ever has enough tubs for all of the fabric!!! I am dyeing to try the Indigo Kit put out by Jaquard- have you seen it?? It is advertized in a couple of magazines!! My brother and Family will be living in Bangladesh for 4 years starting in August so I am already getting my fabric orders in line!!

karen said...

beautiful indigo gifts jacky and well done for sorting out your stash however I have a question..
how long will it stay neat and orderly??? If you are anything like me, not very long at all!!

Eva said...

Great fabrics! Would make me start right away, too.

Deborah said...

Lovely fabric!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Jacky! Beautiful indigo fabrics! And I love that you are making a soft fabric basket. How lovely! :-)

La Dolce Vita said...

these are very cool Jacky, and I will go visit Judes blog!

Penny Berens said...

Love the indigos and your coiled baskets are beautiful. You can never have enough baskets!

Patti G. said...

Jacky,
Oh your sweet fabrics are beautiful, but your BASKETS are STUNNING! Just wonderful!!!!!!!!

Doesn't that art area always get messy? I thought that was normal, maybe I better get to cleaning! HEHEHE!

I hope you and your family of boys are doing well! :0)
Sending hugs,Patti

Patti G. said...

Jacky,
Oh your sweet fabrics are beautiful, but your BASKETS are STUNNING! Just wonderful!!!!!!!!

Doesn't that art area always get messy? I thought that was normal, maybe I better get to cleaning! HEHEHE!

I hope you and your family of boys are doing well! :0)
Sending hugs,Patti

Julia said...

Hi Jacky, so envious of the beautiful blues and your great basketweaving - just yummy!!!..good therapy???..
I have been learning to crochet bowls, so must be container time,
I also am doing some eco dying on this weekend as I have received my India Flint book and picking rose petals and leaves after the rain and storing them in freezer bags in the fridge for cold dying methods...will show you what I end up with...x...julia

art spirit said...

Love all your beautiful indigo fabric. And your fabric basket is so inspiring! Lovely as always!

Marilyn Rock said...

What gorgeous fabrics and your basket is beautiful!

Hoola Tallulah said...

OoOh those Malaysian fabrics are divine, what a sweet treat your sister is! Can't wait to see your completed basket :)

Dot said...

Ooooh...what a luscious post Jacky! Love those indigo fabrics. And great to see a close up of your fabric basket(you have done such a great job). Think I need to sort out my fabrics too.
What a great Leunig quote.
Dot xx

rivergardenstudio said...

I love seeing your sorted fabrics here, the beautiful colors and textures, and the photo of the baskets on the table outside is just wonderful. Have a happy weekend... roxanne

Jenxo said...

the indigo fabrics are just beautiful and i love your little baskets too.......my fabrics never stay sorted but its fun to try!

Emma said...

love your pieces & the fabric, also the fabric the bowl is sitting on. I need to get organised, too ;)