Friday, March 14, 2014

Fabrics from India

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of 
our treasures.
 ―Thornton Wilder
Offering - India
My landlord, Kirk, at my studio, was getting ready to go to his yearly visit to India...Can I give you my shopping list? popped out of my mouth before I could even think! My mind was swirling with the beautiful fabrics...

His answer back to me was...I was going to ask!
kindness 

We talked about my love of fabric and what I was looking for in the fabrics.
appreciation of the unique 

Off he went and I kept busy sewing...working...waiting patiently for these treasures.
patience 

Kirk returned with the most incredible selections of silks and cottons. 
thankful 

He even took photos of the place he purchased these beautiful pieces. I am excited to share these images with you. 
can you image- bolts and bolts of silk!
I especially like this photo with the beautiful Indian woman looking over her shoulder at the camera
folding up some of "my" fabrics
Below are the fabrics, I now, hold in my collection. I sorted them into colorways.
inspiration

many have these exquisite metal thread borders

They are of the most beautiful quality and I cannot wait to start creating with them. They will be used for my one of a kind pieces that I create.
I will be so happy to share my creations with you through my blog...my head is still swirling with these fabrics and ideas!

The heart that gives, gathers.
― Marianne Moore

Side note:
One of the things I most love about my new studio is the quiet. It took me some time to get use to it and now that I have created a few projects, I have noticed the quiet leads to the feeling of peacefulness...peace to create and to connect with the difference between perfectionism and being exceptional.

There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.
―Deepak Chopra

2 comments:

  1. What beautiful fabrics Leslie! You have a very thoughtful landlord indeed. Now I can't wait to see what gorgeous dolls you'll create with these treasures. Cheers!

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  2. Wonderful!! I am going to Hong Kong and China in May and hope to come back with some treasures from there this year!

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