Isn’t it cute how I thought I would be blogging throughout Market? Yeah. I was going going going from 7am till midnight all weekend and then shut the place down yesterday. But I’m back home now and exhausted, and my voice sounds like I’m a chain smoker, but I had a wonderful time seeing friends again and meeting others for the first time, and of course seeing all the fabulous fabrics.
It’s official: there is too much good stuff out there. Only three years ago my kind of fabrics were few and far between and now I couldn’t even hope to document it all. Sure, that’s because I’ve come to appreciate a wider variety of fabrics, but it’s also true that fabric manufacturers are actively seeking to capture this contemporary/retro/hip/younger/whateveryouwanttocallit aesthetic. (The Fabric 2.0 crowd, if I may, Caroline?) Other big trends I saw:
- a wider variety of basecloths for garment sewing, including cotton lawn, voile, and dobby
- gray/neutrals combined with brights
- muted color palettes
- boy-leaning fabric and patterns
- border prints
- even more Japanese fabric, and American manufacturers working with Japanese designers
Posting will still be a little slow today but I’ll be picking up steam throughout the week. Enjoy!