My recent survey attracted a lot of responses and some surprising results. In relation to the question of what people are likely to purchase, fabric came in third. The top two were easy for me to process, but fabric made me think and that just lead to more questions. One should never think too hard. At uni, when doing my law degree, they taught us that when in court we should never to ask a question without knowing what the answer is. These surveys have shown me I have little idea of what the answer is, which probably explains why I never saw the inside of a court room. Anyway, back on task, fabric intrigues me. There was a time when I had many thousand bolts of commercial patchwork fabric and I spent over a year selling out of these, but I miss it. I miss having a stash the size of a shop. It is a real luxury to be looking for something just right and having dozens of options at your finger tips by the bolt. However I will never go back into the full on patchwork fabric but feel it is time to expand my fabrics. I already dye a lot of cotton fabric for kits and packs and classes, but have avoided going down that path in a commercial sense for a range of reasons. I also already dye non cotton fabrics such as velvets, silks, wools and felts. I also am very attracted to the textural impact of Batiks, especially when mixed with hand dyes and have found myself over dyeing batiks for personal projects. Anything I do in this space will need to fit in with what I am already doing, so I continue to toss ideas around in my head, which makes me think and leads me to questions.
So, I am again calling on the generous participation of my cyber friends. I have three questions, well two plus an enticement. If you don’t mind answering the two questions and would then like to add your email address into the third question, you can go in the draw for 3 metres worth of the most popular hand dyed fabric option. Won’t it be fascinating to see what that turns out to be? So here are the questions:
I will draw the winner of the fabric in four weeks time, Sunday 12 September.