Just a heads up for U.S. readers who get the DIY network on their cable TV menu. Emily, from What's THAT Gonna Be? is going to be a featured guest on the fibercrafts show, Uncommon Threads, tomorrow ( Monday, July 31) at 10:30 a.m. eastern time. I've written myself a large reminder note and placed it in a prominent spot in my kitchen, because lately I can't seem to hold a thought for more than 5 minutes. Maybe you should, too! Because knowing Emily, this promises to be a fun episode.
By the way, have you checked out Emily's new Etsy shop? She's recently started selling her hand-dyed yarn, after years of experience hand-dyeing the fabrics she uses in her gorgeous art quilts. "Emily's yarn is luscious and her colors are so enticing, it's hard to decide which to choose," said a recent, satisfied customer. (That would be me.) In addition to the yarn, she's also making some lovely Kaffe-esque tote bags. Busy girl, that 'also-a-mother-of-three-little-ones' Emily!
A bit off topic, but I was reminded of this when I mentioned the tote bags. This week, eQuilter is featuring the new line of Amy Butler fabric and I was so disheartened to see this notation in the fabric description: for non-commercial use only. Her new line is now being produced by Rowan. Will other Rowan designer lines follow suit? Last fall, Kim at Dioramarama addressed this trend in a post and got some interesting feedback. I'm not currently selling my work but if I ever want to, will I be forced to go through and check selvedge warnings on each piece of fabric I use in a piece of patchwork? Ugh.
Don't forget to look for Emily on Uncommon Threads tomorrow morning. I will be! And then I'm off to the cleaners.