Sunday, July 11, 2010

Creativity is on the Increase!

Of late much time has been spent in the studio, which of course is a good thing.  Fat quarters in silk and a 50/50 cotton/bamboo blend are the base for what is coming out of the studio these days.  The results have been very pleasing.  I have started to post them on Ten Pines Studio, my etsy store.  Just click on the link listed here on the side. 

The silk I am using is raw silk which has a nubby texture and a great drape.  It is lightweight and flows nicely.  Silk really picks up the colors well.  It's a fabric well worth trying a project with.

The 50/50 cotton/bamboo blend is smooth and soft (shown above).   It has a more satiny feel than 100% cotton.  It also takes well to dyeing.  Bamboo is one of those sustainable products you keep hearing about these days.  Bamboo is a grass and grows in many parts of the world and grows fast enough that it will be replenished within five years or so.  It has many uses. Furniture, flooring, fabrics are just a few examples of what can be done with bamboo.  In fact I have a great cutting board that was given to me as a gift a couple of years ago and it has held up so much better than my wooden board that I have retired!  Bamboo also has anti bacterial properties!  Many studies have been done and showed a fantastic efficacy rate of eliminating certain bacteria when Bamboo fibers were used.

Now it's off to the studio to create some more fat quarter designs!    Have a great day everyone.  

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