by Sandra | June 5th, 2010
I know some of you are already planning and choosing fabrics based on the pattern I am designing for the Asilomar workshop in 2011. For those of you also wishing to purchase the pattern and make it at home once available, this may be helpful as well.
One of the lines of batiks I gravitate towards the most is the line of Robert Kaufman batiks by the Lunns. In particular, their latest Artisan line called “Elementals”. I am trying to keep track (for fabrics) what I am using this time and I noticed an abundance of these so far as possible choices when I get down to doing the applique.
I like the watercolor effect and lack of harsh patterns in these batiks. These fabrics and style work very well with my scale, tonal and color palette preferences.
Michele(?) I believe you asked about some preferable fabrics I have found lately. I found there is a new line of the “Elemental Dots” and I love them. Good colors and small scale patterns that don’t interfere visually with the embroidery details.
eQuilter (this link lists many of them available) has just listed quite a few from the new release and I have not seen them show up elsewhere yet on my list of favorite online shops. They are a bit slow in shipping so be forewarned.
I am not affiliated or have any deals with Kaufman fabrics, I just like these batiks a lot!
Asilomar Urn Pattern Design Update
For those who are interested, here is a design update on the pattern for Asilomar. The “circles” are areas that need imagery for balance. I must say this one is taking a lot of time. A note for those planning their fabrics: Those are not grapes you see, but olives. (lavender, lemons, olives, roses, sweet peas, iris and roses).
I am almost finished with the pattern and then I will get to see it come to life with fabric. Yeah! Can you imagine some of those fabric samples above in this?
Have a good weekend everyone!