A marvelous fabric time

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Spent a marvelous fabric weekend in Bad Aibling with Munich stamping gals last month. Karola owns a fabulous hotel the Schmelmer Hof where we were warmly welcomed and had our own fabric working room of course. Manja organized the retreat and Magda, a professional seamstress and clothing engineer,  introduced us to machine quilting and surface design. Belinda forgot her camera of course, snatched this pic from Manja’s blog. She’s has shared great pics here if you want to take a peak. I cannot present anything finished since I rarely finish something these days anyway. Plus I realized I need a special free stitching needle foot for  my machine, but at least it’s fixed now and makes beautiful straight stitches. 

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Hab ein wunderschönes Stoffwochenende letzten Monat in Bad Aibling mit Mädels vom Müncher Stempelstammtisch erlebt. Karola besitzt ein schönes Hotel, der Schmelmer Hof , der uns herzlich begrüßt und wir unseren eigenen Stoffwerkelraum. Manja  hat das Ganze organisiert und Magda, eine Profi-Nähering und Bekleidungsingenieuring,  führte uns ins Maschinenquilten und Ssurface Design ein. Belinda hat natürlich die Kamera vergessen. Manja hat etliche Fotos auf ihrem Blog hier, sollte es Dich interessieren. Kann nix Fertiges zeigen, da Vieles irgendwie angefangen bleibt. Hatte vorort aber auch erst kapiert, dass ich noch einen speziellen Nähfuß für meine Singer-Maschine brauche. Nun denn, wenigstens näht sie nach der Reparatur wieder gerade Strich einwandfrei. Auch schon was. 

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Started the above little fabric book by dying and stamping onto white fabric. Wanted to use my Stampotique images, so it will be the Stampotique Zone book! It’s simply folded together accordion style. Still a long work-in-progress, but I’m getting there and I try to add hand sewing and machine sewing. I love the newer large image, be warned though that Leeta isn’t correctly mounted (found that out the hard way!!).
Hab das obige kleine Stoffbuch dort angefangen, indem ich weißen Stoff gefärbt und bestempelt habe. Wollte meine Stampotique-Stempel verwenden, es wird also ein Stampotique Zone Buch! Es wird einfach zusammengefaltet im Leporello-Stil. Hab erst angefangen, aber etwas kann ich schon zeigen. Bemühe mich, Handgenähtes mit Maschinenstichen zu kombinieren. Mag total gerne die neuen großen Gesichter, doch Achtung, Leeta ist nicht korrekt montiert (nervig, nervig!!).

Sewzy and friends

Everybody liked my Sewzy, spontaneously several spent Saturday evening and Sunday making a fabric doll using my template here. Nice parade, isn’t it?
Alle mochten meine Sewzy, so haben einige spontan am aSamstag und Sonntag eine eigene genäht, Schablone gibt es hier. Schönes Gruppenfoto, oder?

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Since it’s a fabric post, look at my latest fabric delivery, new Kaffe Fassett fabrics and batiks. Oh my, I always delight in his fabrics – the pattern and colors just make my heart sing! Will soon be put to use.
Da dies ein stoffiger Beitrag ist, kann ich auch meine neuesten Stofferrungenschaften zeigen, meine neuen Kaffe Fassett-Stoffe und Gebatiktes. Also wirklich, diese Stoffe sind so herrlich – die Muster und die Farben sprechen meine Seele einfach an! Werden bald zum Einsatz kommen.

17 responses to “A marvelous fabric time

  1. kathy mcelroy

    It looks like you had a wonderful time. Love all the bright colors. Hope all is well with you Brenda.

  2. Hi Belinda,
    I love your fabric book- the colours are beautiful!
    The fabric parade is wonderful!!

  3. i agree, what a wonderful fabric parade! the sewzy girls look like lots of fun. the fabric book is so you – just wild. hope to see the finished piece.

  4. Gorgeous fabrics, and love the sewzys and fabric book! Those buttons are awesome.

  5. Freut mich, dass Bad Aibling so schön war, Manja zeigt ja viele Bilder auf ihrem Blog. Bin gespannt, wie Dein Stoffbüchlein sich weiterentwickelt!

  6. always so much wonderful eye candy when I come to visit….Love it all!!!

  7. oh,oh,oh …..*schmatz*
    geniale stoffe und deine fabric arbeiten mag ich sowiso.

    wünsche dir was meine liebe
    Sanja

  8. oh ja, das war ein geniales wochenende und ich bin auch infiziert… zur zeit ist das wetter nur zu gut, um drin zu werkeln… aber das wird auch wieder anders… die stoffe sind toll und das buch ist genial geworden, einen teil der entstehung konnte ich ja verfolgen – einfach klasse!!!
    big hug🙂
    lg manja

  9. Gorgeous fabric book !!

  10. How wonderful to visit again and see such colorful and inspiring artwork. Always love the see your use of buttons and fibers. What a feast!

  11. Well my heart is singing Belinda….. your fabric book is AMAZING, would love to see that one in the flesh!!!
    I am definately going to have to make myself a Sewzy…doesnt that line up look fantastic. Ooooohhhh I would have loved to done that workshop.
    Your new fabrics are scrumptious…especially love the black and pink , good strong print.
    Cant wait to see what you do with these beautiful fabrics.

    Jacky xox

  12. Well my heart is singing Belinda….. your fabric book is AMAZING, would love to see that one in the flesh!!!
    I am definately going to have to make myself a Sewzy…doesnt that line up look fantastic. Ooooohhhh I would have loved to done that workshop.
    Your new fabrics are scrumptious…especially love the black and pink , good strong print.
    Cant wait to see what you do with these beautiful fabrics.

    Jacky xox;. All the best!!

  13. Sewzys- oh wie schön- just beautiful- but even more beautiful- it’s your birthday little sis and I really hope that it was a splendid one!!! Enjoy it whereever you are- or have been today! Big hug, lol – Trixel JJ & Eve

  14. Hey Belinda! Love the colors in your book! they remind me of one of my ufos–perhaps i will pull it out and work on it! And thanks for the crochet pattern for the skull!! I pulled out my basket of scrap yarn and made one right away!! I have lots of ideas for it!!–Maria

  15. Bel,
    Have a look at this. I think you would like to participate…
    http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject/about

    I just got mine and can’t wait to get started. Let’s represent Luxembourg!!!

  16. Belinda, odd question I’m sure. I was stationed in bad ailing from 1987-1990. There was a wonderful little shop where I bought glass Christmas ornaments and a lovely carved wooden Christmas sleigh for cookies. Owner’s name maybe renata? Would u know if this shop sounds familiar and might still be there? I’m having no luck finding my ” cookie sleigh”. I just happened upon your page by googling bad aibling. Thank you so much.

  17. Love that glorious fabric book!
    Just my sort of colours.

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