Imported Indigo from South Africa
Who knew I would become so smitten with Indigo fabrics? I really, really love them. They remind me of my Dad's hankies. He carried a navy and white handkerchief in his back pocket as long as I can remember. They were so soft and always ready to dab a tear, wipe a nose or brush off a scraped knee. As a teenager I remember using them for a très chic headscarf. I'm starting to think this was a sentimental purchase! : )
I saw these at a local trade show and I was instantly taken with their designs. Brand new indigo fabrics are stiff and honestly, they smell a little strange. I was looking around the booth trying to figure out what in the heck people made with them. I kept thinking to myself, this is regular fabric right? The owner assured me that it was just starched heavily and it would wash out without any problem. The starch has to do with the history of indigo fabrics and guaranteeing authenticity for the last 100 years. I came home with this small sampling from Cotton In The Cabin. I'm excited shuffle to these into a modern quilt and see what happens.
Do you have a sentimental color?