Such beautiful new fabrics!
We just spent all day adding new fabrics to the site -- almost twenty of them! I'm not going to point them all out (what fun would that be?) but I just have to mention a few of my favorites.
We just got the most amazing colored Hemp Silk Charmeuses. Seriously, they're absolutely incredible. There's Autumn, Black, and Sand. They'll make wonderful small projects -- I think lots of people will be getting eye pillows for presents this year. I've been wanting a natural silk to use for the cover forever.
And this silk/hemp is special; the hemp is of course grown in China without pesticides or fertilizers, as a companion crop to all the other plants in the field, and the silk is almost entirely cruelty-free. So I'll feel extra-good using the material. But it's not just good for small things -- think about flowing skirts, fancy dinner dresses, a beautiful Draped Wrap and Cape,... I have so many fun plans for these fabrics!
My other current favorites of the new fabrics are these stunning hemp herringbones. They feel so wonderful, especially after they're washed (but make sure to tape, serge, or otherwise secure the edges before putting them in the machine): soft, substantial, heavy enough that you feel like you're holding a real piece of fabric. Such a wonderful feel to them; I'm planning on making, at the very least, a jacket for the conference and trade show I'm attending next month. Working from home means I can dress informally most of the time, but if I did have to clothe myself professionally these herringbones would definitely figure prominently in my wardrobe!
I keep thinking "oh, and there's this fabric, and this fabric, and this one, and and and and ... that I want to talk about," but I wouldn't want to take away all your fun discovering the new fabrics for yourself. I'm always reminded of other fabrics when I go browsing through our site, and I have SO many project ideas in mind!