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Designer Fabrics

I spent most of my weekend at home working on a few projects but mostly spending time with the girls.  My weekends generally involve alot of driving around but after gas prices hit over $4 a gallon on Saturday (for me a $70 fill-up!), I was reminded that I need to brush up on how I plan my driving routes and where I really need to go.   Therefore I spent all day Sunday at home and loved it!

Part of my weekend was spent working one of my favorite hobbies – searching for hard-to-get European designer fabrics.  They are hard-to-get because most of the companies do not sell directly to the public so you must purchase them through interior designers.  However, sometimes there are remnants left over from a project that buyers sell.  I came across many that are just g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s and were on sale for around $60 – $100 per yard.  I know that sounds crazy expensive but many of these can range hundreds of dollars per yard.  My impulsive side wanted to just jump and buy a few yards but I have incorporated a rule when buying fabric – I must have a specific project it will be used for.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought pretty fabrics with no purpose in mind only for it to sit on a shelf.  So as you can imagine, I’m working hard at thinking where I could use the newly found fabrics before purchasing them.

While on my hunt of fabrics, I came across Jane Claire, a UK based shop owned by Jane Kitching and Claire Scott – both international interior designers.  While they do not sell fabric, they do design their own eclectic fabrics using lots of color, silks, and even vintage fabrics.  These designs and fabrics on their own line of cushions.

Images:  Jane Claire

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