Fish

Daughter Fish

Tag: Things to do with scraps

STORIES IN CLOTH WITH QUILTER MAURA GRACE AMBROSE, #24 OF THREAD CULT

 ”Quilting is such a social process. It’s such a self expression, in that the quilts are beautiful designs and they can speak for themselves. There’s such a wonderful story behind them, whether it’s the maker, or what they were doing, or what was going on at the times, or how the fabrics came to be, [...]

INDIGO MAGIC, SHIBORI MADNESS

Cotton-and-silk voile nursing shawl/summer scarf For more than six months, I’ve been meaning to take some of the shibori skills I learned in a workshop at the Textile Arts Center and experiment with an indigo batch at home. I must have been waiting until the weather warmed a bit…that, and maybe a last burst of energy before Baby [...]

MAKING A BED PAINTING: QUILTING FOR BABY

Photoshopped quilt sketch A few weeks back, Mr. Fish and I did a studio visit with an artist friend of ours. I’m not an artist (or, at least, not a fine arts/visual artist…that’s Mr. Fish’s department), and I haven’t done many studio visits. At first, I was really nervous about having something to say about [...]

THE GOOD SHIP LOLLiTOP

Between two trips out West this month, and Christmas on the horizon, Mr. Fish and I are battening down the bank account and doing more with less. This means stash sewing only— in some cases, scrap stash sewing only. I made this cowl-neck top of remnants from this maillot project, and I scored my backdrop [...]

THE SCRAP-HAPPY SLIP

Until this past summer, I didn’t fully appreciate the importance of a slip. I always considered slips fussy undergarments, in the same family as girdles or sock garters. But a few months back, as I was crossing Flatbush Avenue, one of my super floofy gathered skirts caught a gust of wind, a fabric halo billowed [...]

ONE YARD OF CRAZY

Every so often, I fall in love with a fabric that’s so ridiculously rad, it should only be used in moderation. A larger quantity could, possibly, explode people’s minds. When I scoped this crazy snake-skin Spandex at Paron Fabrics during the great sewer meetup, I suspected I’d found just that kind of mind-exploding magic. I only [...]