Fabulous fabric finds

I really debated whether to post this (warning blatent self-promotion follows). I was/am concerned about boring you, or worse annoying you, with what is basically a post about my Etsy shop. However, it is no secret that I have a shop and since I do sell fabric, I thought that some of you may be interested.

One of my favourite fabric suppliers is a small textile company, Baan Thai, based in Chiang Mai. Not being overly fond of prints, I find that textured fabrics can add interest to what would otherwise be quite plain garments and this place does lots of nice textured cottons. They have also recently created a remnants section, which I discovered with the lovely Lara. So I snapped up some of the more interesting pieces. The captions are linked and will take you to the shop if you want to know more.

Black and charcoal textured cotton

This is so lovely and light and sheer. Yes, you’d probably need a lining.

Black and grey geometric print

My idea of a great print. Not too colourful and very geometric.

Black shirred cotton

I’ve never actually seen anything like this before. And obviously it isn’t the best to photograph.

Blue and grey textured cotton

Fabulous muted colours

Silver grey small seersucker

This actually has been dyed with a bit of a distressed look. They aren’t all creases.

Stunning stripes

This cotton voile is so vibrant with a great mix of colours.

Dark red textured cotton

This deep red has a self-check for textural interest.

Striped seersucker

Large seersucker in summer stripes.

Lots of spots

This is actually double gauze and the spots are a steel grey/blue.

So what do you think about posts like this? 
Are you happy to see them every few weeks (after all it is fabric)? 
Do you never want to see another (after all it is just an ad)?
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20 Responses

  1. thornberry says:

    Gawd, I want to see posts like this ALL THE TIME! I just DROOL over those fabrics – especially because I have seen some of them in real life! You know that I will be patronising your etsy shop, don't you? I think that I need that geometric print in particular (despite my pledge to avoid black….)

  2. Micha Scott says:

    I wish I could get fabrics like this in Orange LOL!

  3. onedabbles says:

    I love seeing posts like this. Always happy to look at fabric – and I'm not going to see things like this in local shops. You have an Etsy shop and I don't think it's unreasonable to post about it. : )

  4. Louise Perry says:

    Lovely fabrics, especially the seersucker.

  5. Gaye Proctor says:

    That geometric print is good, isn't it? It took some willpower to put that in the shop and not in the stash:)
    I looked for the purple colourway of it that you liked but couldn't see it. And yes my pledge to avoid black is similarly being tested.

  6. Gaye Proctor says:

    Ah you're in Orange. I actually have quite fond memories of Orange. I used to go there for work in the early 80s. But obviously not a fabric shopping mecca hey?

  7. Gaye Proctor says:

    Thanks for letting me know. I'm glad to hear people are happy to look at fabric.

  8. Gaye Proctor says:

    That seersucker is lovely, isn't it? It was another one that nearly went in the stash instead.

  9. Michelle says:

    Mmmmm….fabric. I've only recently started following your blog, but I would love to see posts like this every so often. You have some lovely cottons!

  10. I'm more than happy to see posts about fabric – love that summer striped seersucker!

  11. BeaJay says:

    Gorgeous fabric – always happy to look at fabric.

  12. More please!!!!!!!

  13. RhondaBuss says:

    Not boring at all, just tempting!!!!

  14. Gaye Proctor says:

    Thanks Michelle. Yes, the cottons are lovely, aren't they?

  15. Gaye Proctor says:

    That seersucker certainly seems to be a winner. Glad to hear that you're happy to see fabric posts.

  16. Gaye Proctor says:

    Thanks BeaJay. Actually now I'm not sure why I thought people wouldn't want to look at fabric. And they are gorgeous, aren't they?.

  17. Gaye Proctor says:

    Yes, there will be more in the future. I also sent you an email re your fabric.

  18. Gaye Proctor says:

    So glad you think so Rhonda.

  19. Ummmmm….. I'm off to get acquainted with your Etsy shop! I love texture *way* more than print. GORGEOUS fabrics!!! I love this, thank you for posting!

  20. Gaye Proctor says:

    Thanks Karen, I'm so glad you like the fabrics and yes, texture is the best.

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