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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Material World: 60s Kitsch-en, the August 2011 Featured Fabric


Material World is launching! A new section on the website with each month's selection of 3 gorgeous fabrics - order any of our products to be made in those fabrics and you're entitled to get a big fat discount of 30% off usual prices, while stocks last of course.

In our last post, we ran a competition to get you lot to name it, and we had some fab ideas!  Check out this sunny, summery list.....

Grandma
Sun Lounger
Summer Picnic
Beach Brights
60s Kitsch-en
Jaffa
Refresher
Springtime
and one suggestion from a Helen, who became a little overwrought, with
"Orange, loverly loverly Orange" !

And after much (seriously - how great are those names?!) consideration, the winner is........60s Kitsch-en!  This was suggested by Helen Stokes, who said:

"They remind me of my nan's cups and saucers and kitchen stools. I would LOVE to own these fabrics!"

What's the prize?

The lucky winner gets to choose between:

a) 3 fat quarters, one in each of these fabrics (a fat quarter is 18" x 22", or approx 46cm x 56cm) or
b) A wha-hopping 50% discount off any product from the website, which we'll make ourselves using those fabrics.  *A-curtsey-to-you*

This is a bright, full, tangerine - with a gentle patterned weave in it
Capturing an era - this fantastic floral is gentle yellows and dusky oranges
But what's their story?

The 60s Kitsch-en Collection, newly coined consists of these 3 brights - we think they're just perfect for jellybean interiors and picnic colours.  They would certainly brighten up any room you put them in.

But what's their story? 
My sister often turns up, says "All right Sis?" and heads straight for the workroom with old shirts, remnants and scraps of fabric.  Oh, there's many a Mairi blouse in our makes.  But this time she and husband turned up with mighty great bags of the stuff.

Mairi's husb is helping gradually de-fabrickise (yes, that is a word, I think you'll find.  In my land)  his lovely old grandma's house; she used to do a lot of dressmaking.  Some of the fabric, like many of our groaning cupboards of stash, never got round to being made into anything, however, and so we have virgin vintage - and even the receipt...

Look closely - yes, you're right, that says 7/6.  Pronounced, I believe, seven and six. I literally don't even know what that means, coz it's old money, folks!  It was bought in Albert Street in Birmingham, in a store called the Beehive Warehouse.  The date there, is the 11th July 1963.  So, how fitting that this lovely bunch of beautiful, zany, vintage fabrics kicks of our inaugural Material World special offer.

And how about this for a crazy, zany, fabulously contrasting checked greens?!
These fabrics will be featured in Material World during the whole of August, where you can order any product to be made in them, and get a 30% discount.

Stay tuned for September 2011's Material World Competition

1 comment:

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