A Recent Fabric Haul - Video!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hello! Well, this post is going up a little later than I had planned - I hadn't realised how many teething problems I was going to have uploading my first video to YouTube! Hopefully the post will launch successfully and everything will be working, but do let me know if there are any issues.

Today I thought I would try something a little bit different - a video! I have to admit that I am a bit of a YouTube addict and love watching YT videos. I tend to watch beauty and make-up videos mainly but do watch the odd craft/sewing channels as well. Anyway, I was sorting out a pile of recently purchased fabric and thought how much I would love to share my 'haul' with like-minded people but photos just don't do fabric justice. So the next best thing to showing you in person is filming a fabric haul video!

It's a bit of a long video and I'm a bit nervous at the start, but I soon warm up and get into chatting about my various fabrics. I hope you enjoy and maybe see something that you might like to pick up for yourself ;)

Fabric Shops mentioned and some direct links to fabrics:

Linen Cotton Twill, Black and White Crossweave
Cotton Lawn Mint Spot - sold out

Super Cut:
Sailor Stripe, Ecru/Light Blue - sold out - Red or Navy Blue here
Blue and Red Bird Fabric - sold out
Pelican Silk Crepe - sold out

The Village Haberdashery:
Flight Voile - sold out

The Fabric Company Ltd (Ebay):
Blue Bird print cotton - sold out

Craftswoman (local Northern Ireland fabric shop, no online shop)

Well I hope you enjoyed watching my first video installation! I have a few more ideas for future videos so do let me know if you would like to see those. Hopefully the more I do, the less nervous/awkward I will sound and the better quality my videos will become. Oh, and if my accent sounds funny it's because I grew up in Indonesia (and went to an International school), went to Uni in Edinburgh and have been living in Belfast for the last 8 years!

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  1. Your video was fab! You're such a natural in front of the camera.

    Thanks for sharing. I love seeing what people have in their stash. You bought some beauties, for sure.

    1. Aw thanks Mela! I'm not sure I'd call myself a natural in front of the camera, but glad you think so!

  2. Great video - it is such a pleasure to 'meet' bloggers like that! I agree with Mela - you're a natural...you could see where you were a LITTLE nervous at first but then you warmed right up - good for you! Thanks for sharing - it was inspiring to see your stash and hear your ideas for it. Keep sharing!!!

    1. So glad you liked the video, and thanks for the lovely comment!

  3. I loved your video! And oh so many gorgeous fabrics! I love all the bird fabrics, the grey voile will be great as a Mimi blouse, and I see the white and blue bird fabric as a maxi dress. The silk is just beautiful, would there be enough for a sleeveless blouse? I'd love to know what you thought of Craftswoman, as I haven't been to that shop. Do they have a bigger selection than The Spinning Wheel, and is it worth driving all the way to Carrick for? (You'd think it was 500 miles away!!) Re the slippery fabric - I had success with soaking the fabric in gelatin before sewing it. It doesn't make the fabric like cardboard, but I found it much easier to cut out. I used a how to from Sew Busy Lizzie http://sewbusylizzy.com/2013/09/24/taming-the-slippery-fabric-beast-or-gelatin-will-change-your-life/

    1. Hi Lynne - lovely to hear from you. Oh my goodness, you haven't been to Craftswoman?!?!?!? It has about 20 times the amount of fabric that The Spinning Wheel has! Get yourself over there ASAP and give yourself at least an hour to browse through everything. Now, it's not as big as some of the fabric shops in England or Scotland, but it is way better than any others in NI (for dressmaking anyway).
      Oh and thanks for the tip about gelatin. I remember you mentioning that before on your blog and was really curious, so must remember that for the future!

    2. Ooo, thank you! I shall have to plan a road trip to Carrick now! :)


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