Yesterday I went to Britex Fabrics in San Francisco, which is always a mistake, but I needed sewing needles and they have the best needles I’ve been able to find.
Why is it a mistake? Â Because Britex also carries the most amazing, wonderful, and expensive!Â fabrics you can find anywhere. Â And they were having a 30% off sale on virtually everything.
So I poked through the remnant bin, telling myself I wasn’t going to buy anything, which I wasn’t, until I got hit in the face by this:
I fell instantly in love with it. Â (The photos REALLY don’t do it justice.)
The original price was a king’s ransom (in fact, I don’t think I’ve seen anything more expensive per-yard, even at Britex), but combined with the 50% remnant discount and the 30% on top of that, it was merely a minor nobility’s ransom, and as it was only 5/8 yard, actually somewhat within my reach. Â So it jumped into my shopping basket and went home with me. Â I have no clue what I’ll use it for, but am percolating some ideas.
(My favorite so far: a black poofy dress with handwoven black-and-gold patterns in the skirt, solid black in the bodice with the lace applied on top. Â Of course, that would make the lace the central focus and distract from the handwoven fabric, but still….? Â Would be gorgeous!)