Fabric addicts, beware! | How About Orange

November 01, 2013

Fabric addicts, beware!


I was poking around online for interesting fabrics for pillows, lampshades, and wall hangings (especially vintage textiles), and found lots of things that grabbed me. I try not to buy fabric without knowing exactly what I'm going to do with it; otherwise it tends not to get used. But these bold prints sure do tempt me. Quick, buy them so I won't!

1. Mid-century upholstery fabric, 9 yards available as I write this.
2. African pink and black diamonds
3. '70s orange and black upholstery fabric
4. Swedish VANJA orange and blue botanical print
5. Orange, green, and gray barkcloth
6. Nani Iro Raisin double gauze by Naomi Ito for Kokka

13 comments:

iHanna said...

Oh yummy stuff, so tempting...

Grandma G said...

Sure glad I'm not a fabric addict. :-D

Mum

Jessica Jones said...

I bet none of these tempt you, anyway. Right?

Grandma G said...

You know me very well. :)

Mum

womanshopsworld said...

Thanks for the shout out! What bright and cheery finds! Thanks ;-)

Nascara said...

Oh, you are a bad influence forevah!

Elizabeth said...

I thought this would be a post about simplifying my life and not acquiring more things. Turns out, you are a fabric pusher.

Thank you for that.

Laura said...

Oooooooooh, nr. 4 is just the cutest fabric! Good picks!

Mervi said...

Lovely bold prints, I agree!

Megumi said...

It's good that you know what happens to a fabric maniac, like my mom. Otherwise your house will be full of fabric we never know their usage.

lp said...

I don't know what it is about the African fabric lately...it's not my exact style, but I'm finding it really inspiring. I'll have to go check it out! Hope you find something awesome. I definitely hear you on trying to buy for specific projects. I have a whole cabinet of fabric that I need to find projects for (and yet I still want more...). :)

DIYER said...

Do you have to know what you are going to do with a piece of fabric
before you buy it? I think number 4 is absolutely stunning but what to do with it is the question

Jessica Jones said...

Personally I've found that if I don't have a purpose, I end up with cool fabric that doesn't get used for years. Which is fine if you like collecting things, but I'm trying not to hoard. :) Though sometimes I find something irresistible...

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