This fabric is cotton with a screen print design called Mud Ripples by Elizabeth Gandabuma
It’s my first year blog anniversary! and, like others, I thought a giveaway might be in order to celebrate. If you’d like to be entered in the giveaway for this gorgeous fabric (pictured above) from my friends at Nomad Art in Darwin, leave me a comment by 8 October (midnight AEST, giveaway winner selected by random number generator. I will ship world-wide).
I started sewing again when I couldn’t find a wedding dress* I liked. I bought myself a new machine, I discovered the sewing blogger world. I became totally addicted to sewing. I think my sewing skills have improved greatly over the last year. I love the creativity, the colours and the fabrics. I love reading about the sewing adventures of the many other bloggers that I follow. Writing the blog has been a great way to document my makes and get feedback. It’s a lovely online community to be part of.
Back to the fabric. Mud Ripples by Elizabeth Gandabuma. It is hand printed silk screen with acrylic pigment on quilting cotton. It has been printed by the Babbarra Women’s Centre in Maningrida Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory of Australia. The design depicts the landscape and dreaming stories from the area.
*I used a Babbarra designed and printed fabric for one of my wedding dresses – a screen printed shot silk with a bush apple design) I wore two dresses on the day (as you do (if you sew 🙂 ) the other was navy sequined guipure lace ).
I’ve also used another Arnhem Land fabric to make a pencil skirt. The fabric for this skirt is a cotton drill, over-dyed and then screen printed (acrylic) with a catfish design. The skirt has had quite a few washes and has retained it’s colour well.
They are unique and special fabrics. The length I’m giving away is 1.5 m and it is 110 cm wide. Thank you everyone who has welcomed me into the blogosphere. Good luck if you’re going in the draw.