Here’s a selection of fabrics from the “studio hovel” of Colleen MacDonald, sewer, crafter and owner of BCharmer Designs. (If this is a hovel, then my sewing room is … whatever’s messier than a hovel.) How I love that Pacific Northwest light.
She had a few words to share with us on her obsession:
My fabric stash is my treasure! I love to sit and stare at it. My stash is an ever evolving thing: I sew almost every day, so many prints diminish quickly, making it very difficult for me not to exhibit hoarding behaviour. Luckily, there are so many amazing designers that are continually coming out with new fabric lines, so I can replenish my supply with new and exciting prints.
The process of welcoming fabric into my studio is an exercise for my heart; I flutter and flap when I first meet a new piece of wonderful fabric; I can hardly wait to create with it! After I cut into it, I fold it up and put it in the stash on my shelves and admire it until the next piece calls to be made.