12 July 2016

Fabric Hoard Update!


I confess. I did it. I bought more fabric. And I'm not even sorry. I'd do it again. And I will do it again during the Picture This Plus Christmas in July sale later this month. And I won't be sorry for that, either. My fabric hoard is gradually out-growing the storage spot I've assigned to it, so I'm going to have to do some re-arranging in my sewing room to accommodate it. 

My latest haul is a selection of Wichelt hand-dyed Jobelan. I have very little Jobelan in my stash, but I couldn't resist these scrumptious colors. Left to right: Sandcastle, Bittersweet, Watercress, Babbling Brook, Cornflower, Stormy Grey, Dense Fog

See, here's what happened. I found a really cool fox design on Etsy, and I bought it. It's full of unusual colors (for a fox design) and the fabric selection was going to be tricky. I pretty much never stitch on white or ivory, so that was out. A neutral, like a raw/natural linen, seemed a little "blah" for this design, but because it's "busy," I'd have to be careful choosing a hand-dyed fabric with too much mottling. I just happened to stumble across Bittersweet, the soft orange second from the left. Here's a partial floss toss:

I think it'll be pretty. But it's the next next project after I finish Fox Forest, so y'all will have to wait to see what it is.

I also tried a new-to-me fabric dyer, Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. I placed a small order (three colors) and am happy with the fabric. In fact, I think I'll be using one of her fabrics for my next project. Here's an interesting color that I bought just because. It's called Melody and has soft shades of lots of colors. Not sure what I'll do with it, but I'll find something! Be aware that it takes a while to receive an order (as she says on her website).

My LNS finally got the "new" DMC Coloris floss! It's not really "new." DMC rolled this new floss out last year in Europe and it has taken this long to show up in the US market. I've been waiting and waiting! Twenty-five colors that are a little different from other variegated threads as each color is a mix of four DMC solid colors. I picked a few of my favorites.

And finally, a progress update on Fox Forest.

I would love to be able to get to the border by this weekend, but that might be a little too ambitious for this week. It's coming along quickly, even though I've only worked on it on weekends. 

Happy Stitching!


  1. I wanna come to your house and just play with the fabric! Check carefully about those lighter floass colors and how they will show up when you stitch. Floss tosses can be misleading I find. Hope you find a good use for the Coloris threads and the Stephanie fabric.

    Love your Fox Forest. The colors show up so well on that fabric!

  2. Lovely colors! I like evenweave, my stitches tend to lay better than on linen. Fox Forest is looking great!

  3. You have made good progress on Fox Forest. What lovely fabrics you received and your picture shows off the colors so much better than some of the websites I have seen. Very nice selection of DMC Coloris!

  4. What lovely fabrics, I do like t have a variety of colours in my stash too.

    I also like the new Colouris threads but haven't bought any yet. I'll be interested to see what you stitch with them.

    Nice work on Fox Forest too.

  5. If you ever want to expand your Jobelan choices, you should consider Lazy River. It looks dark, but it really allows lighter colored floss to pop. I watch with envy all of your stitchy completions. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with your Coloris threads. I bought a set, but I haven't used it yet.

  6. Fun, fun, fun! The Coloris look great!

  7. Don't let me near your house, Honey. I'll steal your fabrics! Gorgeous!!! Love your 'floss toss' It looks perfect. Can't wait to see the 'unusual chart'. :D Cathryn

  8. Great fabric choice for your new fox project.
    All these fabric colours that you show are terrific. I haven't bought the new DMC threads yet but from what I have seen I need to have them, lol.

  9. Great fabric colors. I love all of those jobelan fabrics. Nice progress on the Fox design.

  10. Great fabric haul.
    Fox Forest is so pretty on that fabric.

  11. Oooh love those Jobelans!! I have a good bit of the Dense Fog but really like that Stormy Gray.

    1. Oh forgot to ask, where did you order the Jobelans from? LOL sounds like a family name...The Jobelans....LOL

    2. Lori, the Jobelan came from 123Stitch:


    3. Thank you!! I ended up ordering the Sandcastle color and I love it (it arrived so quickly!)