Monday, October 20, 2008

Favorite Fabrics From Far & Near

This lily pad art nouveau silk has been waiting for just the right garment since 1974. It was purchased in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in a little wooden shop around the corner from the main marketplace. No telling how long it had been there. It was rolled onto a cardboard tube, under a tarp, and unlike any of the other fabrics there, which ran to generic ginghams, calicos, polyester and African geometic prints.

My best guess is that it is Liberty of London. The design suits the fabric so well, very fluid and light.

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