We got up and eight – and drove to Mostyn about 2 hours from where we live to visit a shop called Abakhan. I didn’t know this shop existed in Wales and I was in heaven – fabric heaven, well fabric and trimmings and papers and threads …..
You get the picture. One thing that I found really strange was they have big baskets of remnants – you pick your pieces of fabric – and they are priced by the weight!
For example – I use a lot of velvet in my Textile jewellery – so I rummaged through the velvet remnant basket picked out pieces in various sizes that caught my eye; they were weighed and I paid – like shopping for I don’t know – fruit and veg – it was quite cool really – as I made some quite creative choices with colour and pattern – especially with the organza. Usually I just buy a metre each of 6 or 7 plain colours – today I bought patterns.
Denice is a patch worker – so she got lots of cottons. She also teaches class – so some of the things she bought are for other patch workers.
(I will be playing in the studio tomorrow!)