Posts Tagged ‘bark cloth’

Barkcloth

March 4, 2018

I like old fabric, especially bark cloth.  I look for beautiful patterns, good color, condition and price.  I like the depth and texture of bark cloth.  It adds another interest to the fabric.  I don’t mind paying $20 of $30 a yard, but not $100 or even $200.  I have five yards of the black and only one of the white.  Slip covers with a contrasting pillow comes to mind.  Curtains are a possibility, but I would have to line them to prevent fading.  You know, a jacket and skirt would be nice.

Babar now has pants.  I started his coat.  I hope I have enough green for his vest.  The yarn is Brown Sheep so getting another skein won’t be a problem.

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Fixing My Jeans

February 6, 2010

It is so nice to be taking in my jeans.  I never thought that  would be doing it.  So far, I’ve fixed three.  I think I have two more to work on.  I’ve put embroidery on them since I had the legs cut open.  It’s been fun.  I feel good to be getting things done.

I also took in a pair of good pants.  They were so big, I practically had to remake them.  It’s made of bark cloth which is a bit fragile.  It has a matching top that I put a lot of work into and nothing else I own goes with it.  When I put them on, they definitely looked a lot better.  I hate the thought og having to take the top in.

I haven’t been able to go for a walk all week.  The snow has been keeping me in.  Now, we are in for a blizzard.  It’s been snowing for a few hours.  I am going to turn into a couch potato.  I miss my walk.  I am too clumsy.    At least I’m getting stuff done.  I’m thinking about new placemats, wall hangings and a new night-shirt and robe.  I was getting out some fleece from a closet when I found some fuzzy fabric that I had completely forgotten about.  It would make a great top.  I can feel my creative juices flowing again.  I’m starting to feel normal again.  This is strange especially since it is the middle of winter and snowing.