Thursday, December 13, 2007
Some of you may not notice the quirky, interesting and funny names on our fabric labels, along with the essential details like fabric content, care instructions, width and price! The person behind these names is our warehouse manager Adrian, who also manages and runs our very organised and tidy stockroom.
You can imagine how difficult it is to come up with something new and interesting time and time again! As soon as our latest stock arrives through the loading dock Adrian sets to work, drawing inspiration from artists/artwork he admires, places he has been or would like to visit, songs etc and when he's really stuck for inspiration he opens up a page in the Collins Dictionary and points to any word and tries to make it fit. Sounds easy but it's not!
But mostly the names are linked to something sweet and delicious as Adrian has a bit of a sweet tooth. Under his rolling machine you will always find jars of sweets eg. jelly beans, licorice and nougat. So when this Cotton Voile (picture above) arrived , Adrian was quick to name these 'Royal Tim Tam' and 'Mustard Tim Tam '...interesting!
I think this lovely cotton print would look great in Vogue 8380 perhaps trimmed with a plain linen or cotton for the strap/ties.
Monday, December 10, 2007
My second post...(finally)... has to be about our fantastic and very 1st Tessuti Awards night at our Surry Hills store held on the 21st November.
This will now be a yearly event where any of our creative customers eg: homesewers, dressmakers and fashion students etc... can create a garment made from Tessuti fabrics to wear on the night ,and have the opportunity to show off their hidden talents ,to inspire others, as well as getting inspired themselves....and this years lucky winners were given great prizes...the 1st prize...a return trip to Italy!!!
It was a wonderful evening with a fantastic turnout and an amazing array of great outfits. Even more amazing was that ,the overall winner Beth Finckh has only been sewing a year. Beth created a beautiful smock style dress out of a cotton blend jacquard and it was modelled perfectly by her sister Luci...see story and picture here
Beth has already booked her overseas trip...her first ever. She will be heading to Italy and Greece to meet up with a friend.....have a fantastic trip Beth!
Don't forget to check out Tessuti Fabrics website for more details on our next Tessuti Awards night in 2008.....we look forward to seeing your creations.
To see more photos from the night ...take a peek at Johns photos