I’m not making much at the moment. Putting fabrics together and looking at them. Yes. Washing, sorting, clearing. Yes. That also. Thinking about combinations. Fabric synergies. In aromatherapy, two oils together, combined, can have a far more powerful healing effect than the two oils used separately. It’s a chemistry thing.

Recently I bought some Lotta from Leslie. The yellow seems to have captured my heart. All-encompassingly. It could be a serious possibility that this is the nicest fabric I’ve ever come across. Really really truly. The brown is rather gorgeous. But it’s the yellow I adore.


This morning I went back for this one, this one and this one. It’s just so jolly great. Really jolly great. There’s one piece of the brown left – it is such a beautiful texture, and colour… and the shipping is most reasonable.

The other colour I’m daydreaming about is emerald green. Deep, mysterious, lovely, Cheltenham Beach on an overcast day, magical, sublime, exquisite emerald green. Oh I love you so. You will be delicious with my yellow lotta skirt you will. You’ll make the perfect double gauze dyeing project. Now, I mix you with Neroli and share you around. One day I’ll make shoes in you and wear them forever.

picture from Travaux et Mode