I think I’ve recently discovered something interesting about myself. People see all of the cute things I make for my kids and say, “Oh, you must love to sew!” While that is true, I DO love to sew and make something fabulous from a pile of fabric and trims, in reality, it’s really about the fabric. If it was just about the sewing, I could make something out of any fabric and love it. For me, it has to be THE perfect fabric. Certain prints and colors move me in ways that others don’t! I also love a challenge and I like to use fabrics in ways that people might not normally expect. This is true of my obsession with Parson Gray fabric.
You can imagine my excitement with getting to introduce you to David Butler’s new line, Boro, for Free Spirit Fabrics! Boro is kind of a sequel to Katagami, in that it mimics the style of traditional Japanese fabric printing. “Boro” translates into “ragged” and refers to the utilitarian patchwork clothing and textiles of rural Japanese villages. I’m looking forward to mixing and matching these two lines! I may even have to add another project to this series just to do that!
There are lots of linear designs in Boro, as well as lovely scrolling prints. My favorite print from Katagami was the bandana print, and I was glad to see more in that style in this line! The most interesting thing about this fabric line is that the base fabric isn’t always white. One of the brown groupings has a unique greenish yellow behind it, and there are browns, blues, and grays in other groupings.
I’m really looking forward to working with this line, and my eight year-old son has already put in some requests. Gotta love that he will still wear handmade items!
And it wouldn’t be Parson Gray and Snickerdoodle Stew without some really quirky, girly projects, right? Look for my first post on Thursday as part of the One Thimble 9 blog tour, with THE girliest thing I’ve made in quite some time. You’re going to LOVE it!
That’s all for today, but start planning your projects, because there will be another giveaway with this! Keep up to date with all of my posts by finding my social media links or subscribing by email on the left-hand column.
You can also see more of my Parson Gray projects HERE.