Entries in Carolyn Friedlander (7)
Some interesting things came through the door this past week. And, some equally as welcomed basics too!
Let’s start with the basics. We’re restocked with that great hemp/ organic cotton heavy weight stripe in indigo, red and brown. You can see the indigo version used in this great looking tote by Hannah. (It’s the widest stripe.) We also just got in a super cozy collection of solid flannels:
Our inventory is typically quite colorful and contemporary. That doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate a more subdue palette of William Morris reproductions:
And, some of Carolyn Friedlander’s new great group, Doe (top two prints are not part of the group):
These sweetly colored prints from Moda say Spring, for sure. Including the raindrops that usually mean spring around here:
We are very happy to get back in these gorgeous, unique, traditional African mud cloths:A shipment of trims arrived yesterday, including knit foldover trim, some super festive, sparkly ribbon and sweet, little polka dot, ruffle elastic.
Are you ready for some spring sewing? Come and see us, we’ll be sure you are!
I have had a rule of not reordering prints for the last, oh say, 9 years. I try to push myself to reconsider rules I’ve set and see if they should still apply. I’m tossing this one out, somewhat. I’d still say for about 95% of the prints that come through the door at Bolt, they have one go at it. After all, there are always new things ready to take their place. That said, there have been some things that have been swept right on out of here so quickly, and people have asked about the, and well, they’re just great fabrics. And, they continue to be available, that’s a necessary part of the equation. So, let’s revisit some old friends, shall we?
From top to bottom: a cotton lawn from Alexander Henry (you’ve seen the Josephine sample in the store), a gorgeous ikat from Moda, and the ledger print by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman.
How can anyone resist the glittery sugar skulls and other skeleton prints so well done by the folks at Alexander Henry?
Don’t worry, we still continue to have all sorts of brand spankin’ new things coming through the door all the time! This week we’re excited to have a nice selection from Art Gallery, with their silkier-than-others cotton.
One of the groups of fabrics I’m most excited about are the gorgeous traditional ikat sarees from India. These are incredible textiles, simple as that. (They are also pretty challenging to photograph…)
Some of you may remember this lovely stack of solids and prints. I used every last bit of this stack and some scraps from my Super Tote to create 3 throw pillows from Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics pattern.
If you are in the market for some quality, locally made, organic cotton pillow inserts we have you covered. 20” square available.
The pattern includes wonderful shapes that can be used to create a whole set. The pattern includes yardage for multiple sizes of quilts, a tote bag and basic envelope pillow instructions. Instruction on hand and machine sewing applique are also included.
I really had fun with the design process of this project. I cut out shapes in multiple colors to have a pallet of options. The shapes that did not make the cut for the front ended up on the backside of the pillows.
This pillow is from a sewing retreat weekend. I only had the one shade of thread. This design element ties in all the shapes together with the neutral background. I like seeing the mark of the maker. It can give an object another layer of appreciation. Seeing your stitches can be a good thing!