all four of my fat quarters of beautiful fabric has arrived for the handprinted fabric swap III and I am positively thrilled. the whole thing was run by the hyper-talented leslie keating at maze and vale and I am absolutely in love with everything that I received…four beautifully hand-loved prints. I cannot wait to carve out some time to make things with my new fabric.
and these beautiful prints are woodland animals from kerry-anne at ameliorate and seedlings from the inspiring lamina at do a bit. lamina also sent a sweet sack of fabric scraps. isn’t it all incredible!? these are really talented ladies and I feel so lucky to have had such a great group. be sure to check out each of their blogs.
there was something really special about this swap. I love swapping pretty much anything handmade, I think swaps are a really wonderful way to share the creative spirit. this feeling is ten-fold when swapping printed fabric because it takes such care and thought to make it. you are really receiving the direct output of someone’s creative process. I love that. and because it is fabric, it’s as if they hand it over to you with an unspoken “you take it from here”. I feel certain that whatever I make with these prints will reverberate with the community spirit that brought them into being.
after what happened in Boston, USA yesterday this gentle, thoughtful, slow and careful giving and receiving feels really good and even healing. thank you so much lovely swap mates.