Thursday, March 27, 2014
Grey Abbey Pouch
It is such a pleasure to see the incredible amount of talent we have in the fabric industry these days. Every month it seems I'm discovering new artists who are bringing their own style to the world of textiles, and I am so enjoying the diversity of what's available to those of us who sew. Cloud 9 Fabrics has some lovely designers working within their collective, and Elizabeth Olwen is one of them. I adored her Grey Abbey collection at first sight. My first hexagon project in a while came together using several fabrics from this line.
I decided to go with an extremely subtle color palette for this pouch: grey, cream, white, black, peach, and yellow. Prints were pulled from a mix of different designers to complement the Grey Abbey colors, yielding a look that reminds me strongly of the old small town library where I spent about half my life when I was growing up. The hexagons are stitched to a pale grey linen, and I attached a small black and cream twill tape loop on the side. The pouch is lined in a black and white star print from the new Homestead collection by Juliana Horner.
This pouch feels like the softer side of spring. The colors and the peaceful repetition of hand sewing were quiet and calming and just what I needed this week. Every time I sew with hexagons, I remember again why I love it so much...