Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Material resource



The quilt is coming together nicely and everything is much brighter today (except the weather !). Thankyou again to everyone who left such lovely comments yesterday - this is the main reason to have a blog - to connect and share with people. We live in such a fragile environment in all senses, ecologically and emotionally and I am a 60s child (old hippy) at heart - love and peace and all that jazz - so I thought I would share one of the best fabric shops I know. I have been visiting Nasseri fabrics for the last 25 years - they started as a stall in Brixton market and then opened a shop round the corner at 38 Atlantic Lane. Most of their materials are Dutch wax resist fabrics produced for the West African market. And not only are they the most gorgeous designs and colours - they are really cheap ! They only sell them in 5 metre batches, starting at around £10 for 5 metres. And the selection is vast ! Most of the fabrics in the quilt I am making came from there.

3 comments:

helle said...

Awhh! I love your quilts so much. I imagine your house to be very interesting. Lots of art and goodies everywhere!

Lynne said...

Yinka Shonibare buys his material from the same store apparently... :-)
..."A key material in Shonibare's work since 1994 are the brightly coloured 'African' fabrics (Dutch wax-printed cotton) that he buys himself from Brixton market in London."

I have admired his work for a long time, and love the fabrics....

Feltbug said...

If I could I would turn my home into an artwork! I didn't know that Lynne - I shall be looking out for him next time :)